Being a perfectionist, I’m not so happy with this one, a gift for my BIL. But he’s into handmade things, so I think it’s good enough. “Good enough” is my mantra these days.
Allow me to digress for a moment. If you’ve been following my entries about my dissertation (thankfully filed! yay!), my struggle with it was all about the idea of “good enough” in its many variations. But mainly two. 1) Am I good enough?? 2) Being able to settle for good enough rather than labor for the impossible, that is, perfection. So, after having filed my diss, while I’m dabbling at post-doc academic life, “good enough” is my new motto. Part of me still asks in disbelief, even protest, You mean I don’t have to be perfect?
I finally came to the realization that my need to be perfect has been making me, well, absolutely miserable. And that, sometimes, good enough is okay. Good enough can even be… *gasp!*… good!
So in that spirit, I present:
The specs: Machine knit on your basic Bond sweater machine with size 4 keyplate and Patons Merino in Harvest. The plaid pattern just magically appeared as I knit. The handles are crocheted, and I did some trimming w/ scissors after felting.
There are so many things that went wrong, but in the spirit of “good enough” I am not going to rant about them here. There are a few more details on my Ravelry entry; feel free to post a question if you have any.