That age old question that every crafter has to ask themselves at one point or another (or at many points!)
Today has been a grey day, the sky heavy with snow (the powdery kind, not the fun stuff), and we’ve been stuck indoors as my son is poorly. I’ve been crocheting whilst he rests and does jigsaws, and my daughter contented herself with her toy kitchen and the Lego. I’ve got to a point in my project now where I have a decision to make. Basically I used a beige colour (parchment, to be exact) as my ‘base’, which was fine until I realised that I am going to run out well before I reach the border. However, I have acquired (thanks to a kind fellow crocheter), 800g of the khaki colour, most of which I still have. At the moment I am on part 3 of 6 (6 being the border), and I’m wondering whether I’d be better just switching the base colour to khaki.
This is where my stubborn and slightly perfectionist inner voice comes into play. “But the rest has the parchment background, it just won’t look right.” Then the responsible adult bit of my brain acts “don’t be daft, it’s a waste of money to buy more when you’ve got plenty of another colour.” After that, the negotiator part calmly strolls in (the bit of my brain that sorts our playground arguments with no messing, like a well trained ninja) and reasons that, since stripes 1, 2 and 3 haven’t been joined yet, I could use the darker colour for 4 and 5 and then arrange them carefully to spread out the colours. Crisis averted, blanket (and money) saved!
Anyone else have internal debates over craft purchases? I love to buy, but I have to (reluctantly) make sensible choices most of the time. (One of my closest friends is having a baby soon and I will definitely be purchasing new wool for her baby blanket!)