How many more times will I tell myself this before I believe it???
I was knitting along on my cowl thinking that it’s looking pretty darn good and that I was close to finishing when I looked at it again and thought, hmm… I really should do another 22-row repeat to give this cowl the drape that it needs. But then I thought, wow 22 more rows is a lot – I was hoping to have this finished by now.
So I hesitated and that’s when the rationalizations began…
- I’m sure once the band is knit it will have enough drape.
- If I knit 22 more rows it will probably be too much.
- Who knows how often I will even wear this, do I want to spend that much more time on it?
I sold out on my instincts and started on the green band…
Funny thing is… my instincts had been right, it wouldn’t have nearly enough drape. I got to spend the next hour ripping out the band so that I could start on another 22-row pattern repeat.
So, please if your instinct is to add a few extra rows to make your scarf longer or to add another pattern repeat to make things look just right, then DO IT – AT ONCE – WITHOUT HESITATION. Follow your instincts and save yourself a little time. I wish I had 🙂