Creativity on the run…

Yesterday I had a flight. It was about 3 hours, so I figured I would cast on with stash yarn for a sweater for my soon-to-be baby nephew. I cast on for an Elizabeth Zimmerman “Baby Surprise jacket,” but before I finished casting on, I decided I would make a cardigan instead. Same number of stitches cast on, so why not? I did a 2 by 2 rib and then decided that I wanted to do a cable sweater. I did some math in my head to figure out the cables. This is where I went horribly wrong. I spent the entire rest of the flight ripping and reknitting because I couldn’t get the math to work out. Now that I am done travelling, I have nothing to show for my work except for a few rows of ribbing. The moral of the story – an inch of planning would have been worth a yard of beautiful knitting.

A good life lesson, too…


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jane Kanowitz on April 27, 2010 at 8:59 am

    au contraire — it sounds like you have quite a bit to ‘show’ for your ‘work’


  2. Posted by Richard Cember on May 4, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    “Every undertaking begins with reason,
    and consideration precedes every work.”

    Apocrypha, The Wisdom of Ben-Sirach, 37:16


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