I am making a cardigan for myself. Most of the things I make are for other people. If that wasn’t the intent when I started it, it becomes the intent soon after it’s finished.
Not this time.
This is actually the third time I’ve used this particular pattern. Yes, I really like it that much. The first one was a Christmas gift for my sister. The second one was for me. I used a merino blend for the yarn and it is just too. hot. I can’t wear it.
This one I’m making now is using Flax, a linen yarn from Universal Yarns. (That’s it in the bowl in the picture above.) I suspect it will be much lighter than the merino blend.
Where does no stress come into this?
I’ve been working hard on it this past weekend, planning to enter it in the county fair. I’ve actually started to stress myself out about it. Will I have enough time? Is it going to be good enough to enter? (I have some stiff competition.)
I don’t know.
And I’ve decided that’s okay. If I get it finished in time for the fair, I will enter it. If I don’t, I won’t stress about it. I don’t want to bring stress into an activity I thoroughly enjoy. That takes the fun out of it.
I know. I’ve done it before. That’s why I know I won’t do it again.