I've been busy unravelling some of my first crochet attempts that were, to be honest, completely rubbish. But instead of assigning them to the bottom of a box that will remain in the back of the already over full cupboard I am unpicking them, partly to reuse the wool because I cannot afford to waste it, partly to release myself from my own laziness, to prove that I have the discipline to correct what I have done wrong and work at something again and again until I get it right.
There is something very satisfying about this, even if I do sound a little bit nutty! Who'd have thought a little ball of wool could mean so much. But when you have boxes and boxes full of things to try later and things started but not finished and things finished badly never to see the light of day, especially when you are on the verge of moving house, even a little ball of wool can matter. Do I throw it out? Do I keep it with the rest of the rejects? Or do I reuse it and make it functional.