Monday, January 31, 2022

End of Experiment

Last week I had a circle

This week I turned that into a square: 

And I am done. 

(The pattern I used is here.)

No, this is not the finished object I was intent on making. As I was working the final rounds, I made a mistake. My count was off. I ripped it back a couple times, but then I realized something important. I did not have to actually make this perfect. I could continue on with that mistake. 

I fudged a couple stitches so I could finish off this piece. I mean, it's for me, so it's not like anyone else will even know what mistake I made. At that point I consoled myself with saying that on the next one I could figure out what I did wrong.

Then, I realized that I didn't want to make a next one. 

I realized I could stop right there. I did not have to complete this experiment. 

I might attempt this again someday, but with a different yarn and a different pattern. (This pattern wasn't bad, but it's not really going to work for what I had intended.) I'd include the video that got me thinking and planning, but alas, I cannot find it again. Sigh. 

As for the thing I have now... I don't know. I might turn it into a pillow. All I know is I'm done with it for the moment. I'm glad I had a chance to work that idea out of my system for now. It won't continue to float around in my mind, making me wonder if it might be a worthwhile project.

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  1. I could see that working as a pillow.

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  2. Sorry it didn't work out. It could also be a pot holder.

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    1. Too many holes. Although, it might work as a trivet.

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  3. How big is it? Is it butt big? If so, add a couple pockets and you can slip handwarmers into the pockets then use it for a heated car seat?

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    1. It could be heated car seat size. But I have no need of such a thing. Nice idea.

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  4. How about using it like a trivet? It looks about the right size but the photo could be deceiving.

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  5. We all make mistakes, I just covered some up with more painting while working on a painting....lol....I started crocheting again. Thought I would try to do a couple for Christmas gifts for next yr. I know, talk about thinking ahead.

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    1. The year I had started by Christmas presents by now (chronicled on the blog several years back), I was pretty well done by November. It's not a bad idea to start now.

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  6. If you’re not enjoying it, what’s the point?

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    1. Exactly. Considering I'm not seeing a great finished product either, there's really no reason to continue.

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  7. I could see it as using it as dish cloth.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  8. Love the colours. I think it's good to sometimes say that's enough. At least it is for me - helps stop that need for perfectionism!

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  9. Hi Liz - well at least you've worked it out of your system ... and now you can start another project - good luck - cheers Hilary

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  10. We've all had the experience of starting a project and it just doesn't jell at some point. Better to abandon it. I don't think it's necessary to turn it into something else unless that piece brings you joy (to paraphrase a certain woman with a large following.)

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    1. It's a rather large thing, though. That's why I want to do something with it. But I still haven't done anything with the dragon I knit over the summer, so there's no rush to figure it out.

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  11. Your talents are ever impressive. I think this piece would make a lovely pillow.

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    That knit dragon is awesome, too. Your work could add to an amazing family crest!

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    1. That would be an interesting project. I'll have to ponder that.

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