I appreciate a good set of instructions. Whether they are for assembling a bookcase or baking a cake or knitting a shawl, good instructions can make all the difference. I admit that sometimes I consider a specific instruction as nothing more than a mere suggestion. I've done plenty of assembling, baking and knitting to realize which instructions I need to follow and which ones I don't.
When I started knitting Purpleplexy, I read through the pattern and noticed the instruction to weave in the ends as you go. The explanation was, "to ease the burden . . . at the end of the project." I filed that instruction under suggestion. Weaving in ends . . . no problem, I'll just do it all at the end.
The other day I was working on Purpleplexy and did a little math. Right now I have 20 gradient ends. By the time I finish, I'll have 50 gradient ends. That doesn't include a few ends from the main color.
Sometimes the designer knows best, and this is one of those times. I decided to take that suggestion to heart. Weaving in the ends as I go will definitely ease the burden.
This week's color inspiration is an eye-catcher . . . bright and bold.
I wonder how they taste.