There are times when you really should just put down that hook.
Often, hindsight is 20/20 and we think, “we should have just taken a break”, but we didn’t and we paid for it by making mistake, after mistake, after mistake… and then ripping out row after row, after row… and then re-doing, re-doing, re-doing!
Sometimes, the contributing factor is that we aren’t feeling well. Sometimes we are distracted by something that is going on, whether physically in front of us, or something that is occupying our mind. And, often, it is that we are just tired.
This is what happened to me, this week, while working on my Deathflake afghan. Things were going so well and I was just whipping through the rows. And then it happened. I got tired. Physically tired. But I kept pushing through. Row after row was being created. And then I held up my work to admire what I was creating and I saw it … several rows back there was a drastic error (an entire row without any pattern). How I had worked on top of that row without noticing the error is beyond me – but, then, I was tired, very tired. And so the progress had to be ripped out and done over.
Hopefully, next time, it won’t take me so long to realize that I need a break!
At first, during the “do over”, I kept pushing through but made mistake after mistake after mistake. Finally, my brain shouted loud enough for me to hear: “Put down that hook!”
Since Thursday, (the PDTH day), I have done very little on the afghan. I hope I am back in the groove soon. Maybe just one more day of rest.
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)