Phoenix Rising has a couple of little areas that make me reconsider my relationship with the project. Among these were a couple of wonky areas (tension issues) that I had concerns about visibility in the finished project. Do I rip back 40 rows? Do I risk it and get to the end and be crazy because of it? How about I semi block it now to see?Hmmn still a little wonky. (No closeups to show). Secondary to that concern, is the small needle/silk thread issue. I am loose knitter. I knit to relax. I knit because you can't drink on call, and I never got into drugs. This project at this time is NOT relaxing.
Which leads to a conversation with myself about work and the next 40 years...
- Keep doing what I'm doing (just keep knitting this plan)
- Keep doing what I'm doing but at a slower pace/lesser level. (keep knitting a row a day)
- Do what I do now, but at a real job in one place (rip back and knit again)
- Do something else entirely. (knit this pattern in a different yarn)
- Pursue disability funds. (skip this whole project)
- Go knit and think about this again in 2010 when the plan has been worked (Set the shawl aside, knit something else to distract me and see how I feel about it in a few weeks/months)
And they call knitting a Hobby.