Have you ever come to regret a project midway through?
More times than I can count, I have regretted two things in a project.
- Not investing in a better yarn.
- Realizing the colours weren’t exactly what I was envisioning.
As a kid, age 14 going to the yarn shop is based on what my job could afford me to purchase. Essentially, I would buy the cheapest yarns, even if the price was 50 cents less than the yarn I really wanted. By the time I was done the project, I wish I would have spent 50 cents more per ball because the same effort to make the afghan is identical. At the time of purchase it makes sense but maybe instead of buying all of my yarn at one time, I should have bought a few balls at a time, saved up my money and came back. BUT NO… I was anxious and the fear the store won’t bring back the same colours that I need. This is pre-dating the internet online shopping era but I think the same issues still exist today.
The reality was that if I would have spent 50 cents more at the time. I think the afghan would have cost me probably 7 dollars more! It would take me up to 4 months to do an afghan so over that time frame, 7 dollars is pretty minor and I could have budgeted for it.
I’m currently working on an afghan and I regret one of the colours within my project. Yes… I am sure the afghan looks great and highly professional but I wish I would have changed the one colour to give the afghan a completely different look. I wish I would have thought more outside of the box than following the pattern so closely. I love the concept, love everything about it, but wish I would have pushed myself creativity speaking to make a different choice. I’m now 3/4 down and I can’t help but think to myself… ‘man oh man, I really wish I would have thought about the colours more!’
Am I am alone in my thinking here? Let me your comments below!
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