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The test of an adventure is that when you’re in the middle of it, you say to yourself, “Oh now I’ve got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.”  –Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker

When I feel like “I’ve gotten myself into an awful mess” while “sitting quietly at home” I am often knitting. Though I might actually be knitting a project when this “awful mess” feeling occurs, I don’t have to have the needles in my hands. I can just glance into the living room at my favorite chair see the wpis queued up alongside and that “I’ve gotten myself into an awful mess” feeling occurs.

But I now know that feeling this way is good. It’s proof positive that I am having an adventure (even though I am sitting at home), and adventure is good, right?  Today I can sit in my favorite chair in my home and feel that same heart pounding, blood pressure rising, fight or flight, “awful mess” feeling just by knitting and making a mistake; preferrably 5 rows ago; the row with all the funny decreases and increases and twisted stitches; linchpin of all rows; the row with over 180 stitches.

Adventure is good, right?

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