One of my clients is fond of saying, "A deadline is the most liberating thing known to man."
I know this: Deadlines work. I finished the scarf (and please note that it is a scarf, as opposed to previous attempts) in time to wrap it up for Kate's 18th birthday.
I wasn't planning to put fringe on the scarf, but I messed up the first few rows. The fringe hides the goof-up. And there's an added bonus: It's pretty.* It even makes the scarf look less homemade -- a definite plus for a teenager.
When you're working on creative projects of any type, mistakes happen. My advice? Don't fret. Fringe.
*My mom says everything happens for the best. She may be right ...
The scarf is beautiful! You did an awesome job. And I agree about mistakes--just make them into something wonderful. No one but you will know it wasn't planned from the beginning!
I like the late Douglas Adams' take on dealines:
""I love deadlines - I like the whooshing
sound they make as they go by."
Hey, look, a scarf!
It looks great! My project didn't meet the deadline, unfortunately.
I neglected to mention that creative deadlines work better when you're not spending 30 hours a day taking care of two handsome little boys!
Thanks all for the positive reinforcement! It is a scarf! And I love the Adams' quote ...
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