Knitting’s version of the waiting bus syndrome

Posted on | December 11, 2006 | 3 Comments

Are you familiar with the waiting bus syndrome – where you wait and wait and wait for a bus that never comes because you’re afraid that the minute you leave, the bus will come? And the more you wait, the more you’re reluctant to leave, having sunk in a certain amount of time already waiting?

I think I encountered knitting’s version of the waiting bus syndrome this weekend. I had finished 3/4 of the back of a tank when I realized that an element I had incorporated into it was too narrow to really be visible. But since I was already 3/4 of the way through, I pushed the doubts out of mind and soldiered on. The more I worked on it, though, the more reluctant I was to scrap it and start over. I reached 1/4 of the way up the front before I finally succumbed to the niggling doubts and ripped everything out. Back to square one. Ugh.

But I think ultimately it was the right thing to do.


3 Responses to “Knitting’s version of the waiting bus syndrome”

  1. Veronique
    December 13th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    *sigh* I know what you mean…
    But you’ll be much happier with a wide, visible “element”. Good thing it’s only a tank!

  2. jodi
    December 22nd, 2006 @ 11:26 am

    Yes. All the time. It’s why I never finish anything.

  3. kylieps
    December 24th, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

    Oh bummer! I have done that many a time myself I have to admit. The strange thing is though, that once I rip it out I might have 30 seconds of regret and then it’s forgotten. Perhaps I have the brain of a gold fish…

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