The other day I had yarn and a pattern and was ready to start a new project. I had a little extra time on my hands, so before I actually cast on, I decided to poke around on Ravelry for a bit. I had an idea for a completely different project and wanted to check out the details.
It didn't take much time to find the information I was looking for, but, as so often happens, one click led to another and before long I was considering a different pattern for the yarn in front of me. If I had cast on before I had opened up Ravelry, I probably wouldn't have considered switching patterns. But since my needles were still empty, I had just enough wiggle room to contemplate something else.
My dilemma was compounded by the fact that I might not have enough yarn for the new pattern. I would definitely have to make it shorter than the pattern suggested, so I would save some yardage there. And I could make the pockets out of contrasting yarn or not make them at all - more yardage saved. I did more calculations and went back and forth umpteen times.
In the end I decided to try the new pattern. After all that number crunching, this pattern would nag me. I'm just getting started, so I don't know yet if my numbers are lying. If they are, I can always rip it out.
My color inspiration for this week . . .