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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Knitting's version of the waiting bus syndrome

Are you familiar with the waiting bus syndrome - where you wait and wait and wait for a bus that never comes because you're afraid that the minute you leave, the bus will come? And the more you wait, the more you're reluctant to leave, having sunk in a certain amount of time already waiting?

I think I encountered knitting's version of the waiting bus syndrome this weekend. I had finished 3/4 of the back of a tank when I realized that an element I had incorporated into it was too narrow to really be visible. But since I was already 3/4 of the way through, I pushed the doubts out of mind and soldiered on. The more I worked on it, though, the more reluctant I was to scrap it and start over. I reached 1/4 of the way up the front before I finally succumbed to the niggling doubts and ripped everything out. Back to square one. Ugh.

But I think ultimately it was the right thing to do.


Blogger Veronique said...

*sigh* I know what you mean...
But you'll be much happier with a wide, visible "element". Good thing it's only a tank!

9:10 AM  
Blogger jodi said...

Yes. All the time. It's why I never finish anything.

7:26 AM  
Blogger kylieps said...

Oh bummer! I have done that many a time myself I have to admit. The strange thing is though, that once I rip it out I might have 30 seconds of regret and then it's forgotten. Perhaps I have the brain of a gold fish...

3:46 PM  

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