Last year, my 100 Days project was a roaring success. I’m not sure if it was the lockdown boredom, or the low stakes goal of each day, but it worked. When contemplating this year’s options, I kicked around a few ideas, but kept coming back to the idea of another blanket, a rework of my sunrise stripe sampler. I decided I would do a knitted log cabin blanket, and keep it simple like last year – a minimum of one colour added a day. Then day one hit…
Day one was Sunday, and with plenty of time on my hands, I decided I would do a full block to get a feel for how the project would come together. I was…less than thrilled. My cheerleaders kept encourgaing me on, but the more I added, the more I was convinced this wasn’t going to work.
I did think about reworking it with a cream centre, using left over yarn from my mandala. But after all these years of crafting and half-finished projects abandoned in favour of the next bright shiny thing, I know myself better than that. I knew this wasn’t going to be a project I would be excited to work on for the next one hundred days. I could see the whole thing falling apart within the week.
A week or so ago, I posted on instagram that sometimes the most important part of a project is knowing when to let it go. Not every project will work out, not every project will tickle the mojo. This was one of those, and if I was not enjoying it on day one, I was going to hate it by day one hundred. Time to let go and move on.
I haven’t given up on the idea of 100 days though. I have a new project in mind, that I will pick up supplies for while I’m in town today. Look for details on that later in the week. It’s only day three, so it won’t be hard to catch up and back on track. This project I am much more excited about, so hopefully it will be The One that carries me through the next three months and stretches my creativity a bit more than Yet Another Blankey.