Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Changing the Rules
The beauty of making rules for yourself is that you have the power to alter them at will. I have cast on and ripped--after only one or two rows--for the tank in Adorable Knits three, count 'em, three times. So forget it. I'm not making it. I felt like I had to knit something for Joseph since I'd made so much for the new baby. I am not enamoured with the tank anyway. I just wanted something simple. I guess it's more difficult than I thought. 3x2 rib is not for me.
What to do about my rules, then? I said I wasn't going to buy new yarn until I finished all the things for the baby. I was including the tank in that, since it's going to the same family. I'm simply going to change the rules. Again. I have enough yarn for three more planned projects: the nightie, a blanket, and Cherry. I am going to try to use all of it before I buy more, but my rule is going to be that I have to make at least one more and another felted bowl (since I told Jen I'd send it to her). If I'm diligent I'll use the rest, too. If not, well, at least I'll have followed the rules.