One hour earlier
While still staring in agony at my project with it's mistake I'm wondering why I'm always so indecisive when faced with this scenario. I came up with a few reasons:
- I'm hoping the mistake will go away.
- I'm hoping the mistake is not that bad.
- I'm hoping that by stepping one step back and looking at the mistake it will morph into the project and not be visible.
- I'm hoping that by squinting at my mistake it will be less obvious.
- I'm hoping that by fixing a pompom there will make the mistake less obvious.
- I'm hoping my daughter has a matching colour pencil so I can colour in (colour out) my mistake and make it less visible.
Then, by prolonging my agony with a fancy delaying tactic, I decided to construct a rule for when I need to frog and when not to. After all, I'm a rule-type person. I need rules frog-it! Rules make for an orderly society. Rules make me feel safe. Rules have exceptions...
- When a mistake is spotted in my crochet project I will frog it back and do it over. Except when:
- The mistake will go away.
- The mistake is not that bad.
- By stepping one step back the mistake morph into the project and is not visible any longer.
- When squinting at the mistake it is less obvious.
- By fixing a pompom over it the mistake is less obvious.
- My daughter has a matching colour pencil and I can colour in (colour out) the mistake.
The mistake didn't go away. It was that bad - for me. It was all I could see. I will forever look at the completed blanket and search for the block with the mistake. I will not ever be free to take pics of my project without rearranging it so that the mistake doesn't show. I will feel like a phony brilliant mommy at show-and-tell crochet gatherings. So, I just did it.
Now hand me my chocolate and slowly back away...
Until next time.
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