There is a Chinese expression that can be roughly translated as "tides of time". I know it all my life. Yesterday, when I realized it was the first day of March, for a very brief moment, that scary feeling being drifted away in the river suddenly rose in me. It was then I seemed to fully understand the power of the expression ... tides of time!
It is just natural that we all hold on to something important and dear to us ... Memorabilia, photos and videos of special occasions and moments of our lives always help us to have a better grasp of time past and bring back fond memories. Perhaps this is also why I am always more interested in the projects more than the yarn stash ... both in my own blog and other knitters'. To me, it is much more meaningful to mark the time with a finished project than with the purchase of yarns.
Perhaps this is also the reason for my decision to give up one of the projects on needle. Having spent a reasonable amount of time on it and still not feeling a bond with it, I think it is time to say goodbye to the Mystery Shawl. I have tried ... but time is precious. Just like a relationship that won't work, spending more time on it would just make the parties concerned to hate each other. So, Mystery Shawl no more! In her place now is Sampler Stole from A Gathering of Lace. This is going to be a great challenge - thin yarn, small needles ... would the result be as beautiful as this? We have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, I think I should have ample time for another pair of socks before I return to taking care of my sock pal. So, I grabbed a ball of yarn from my stash and started this: