The Daily Purl

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.


It’s tempting to want to start new projects and stray from my current knitting plans.
Last night, as I cast-on for the second jaywalker sock, I decided that my goal is to keep things simple.
Knit only one pair of socks at a time. Avoid distractions. Stay focused. Remind myself that what I’m knitting now is satisfying and knit in the moment.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. –Stephen Covey

4 thoughts on “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

  1. Thanks for the post – I needed it! Really!Sometimes yes, we knitters read blogs for technique, ideas, sources, etc. But sometimes we need to be kept in line – that’s me, stop starting so many friggin’ things that I don’t finish…
    (Started w. some Shelridge sock yarn, got distracted by some Claudia’s handpainted sock yarn, then distracted by Socks that Rock – gawd!)

  2. Gosh, I love that photo. Even after knitting six pairs of socks last year for all six children (yes, all ours!)and swearing off socks for awhile, I love that photo. Any way you could print it up, glue it onto notecards and sell them? It has such a peaceful simplicity about it.

  3. Great advice. The socks are turning out lovely!
    I caved in and ordered a skein of the river sock yarn. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. You are so right ! I must remember this one…

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