I gave the accidentally-mine top that I made last year a new lease of life. I was about to hand-wash it when inspiration struck - I gave it a bit of a turn in the front-loader.The thing that I love about knitting is the multi-faceted nature of the journey. I love the textures and colours of yarn and the explosion of ideas they inspire. I love seeing the yarn turn into something wearable, while I notice small improvements in my knitting skills. I love that I'm gaining a better understanding of yarn and gauge, but I'm still surprised at how things turn out. I love the fact that I can make fabric (I often just stop and look at the texture of it).
I love that I allow myself not to be a perfectionist with knitting, and simply take advantage of all the opportunities for design features that my rudimentary skills present. Sometimes the thing I started becomes something else altogether by the time it's finished, and that's ok.
And I love that my fall-back finishing technique (FELT IT!) was a huge success in this instance.