I have just done something which I thought I would never, ever, do. I have abandoned a project I started. I have always in the past insisted on finishing anything I began even if it had become a chore.
My eldest grand-daughter is pregnant with her first child and I thought I would do some knitting for her (I discussed patterns and colours with her when she came to see me last).
I finished the first hooded jacket last week and was really rather pleased with it - the design, the pattern and the measurements were all correct. At the beginning of this week (although I am still not feeling one hundred percent and should have known better) I began to sew the pieces together.
'Join the raglan seams' it said. It was only after I had done this - neatly and carefully, making sure no stitches were showing - that I realised I had joined front and back raglan seams, but left out the sleeves.
I have now taken ten hours unpicking those seams. My hands are very shaky and my eyesight is not that brilliant (I sewed the garment with the same wool I had knitted it with) and finally this morning I have given up the fight. I have only managed to unpick half a seam.
I shall start again with the next lot of wool I bought and put the whole project down to experience. My motto of 'if at first you don't succeed, try, try,try again' for once has been consigned to the bin
Have you ever abandoned a project, or do you always finish things? I do hope that at least one of you can offer the comfort of saying 'yes, I have done something similar' - it would be a bit of a comfort.