Experiment

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Sometimes knitting feels like pure experimenting.

You pick your pattern
You pick your yarn
You realize the yarn is not good for that pattern
You search for another yarn
You find new pattern that would work with the old yarn except for the color
You search for the same yarn in a new color
You find new color but in a different yarn
You search for new pattern for new yarn
You find old pattern and remembers original idea
You let go of new yarn and start searching for yarn to go with pattern
You find yarn
You knit a swatch
You cannot get gauge
You try other needles
You cannot get gauge
You try other needles
You cannot get gauge
You try other needles
You cannot get gauge
You try other needles
You cannot get gauge
You abandon yarn
You find new yarn but no needles
You have pattern, yarn and needles, all is good
Except they don’t work together.
You realize you need trip to yarn store
You buy new pattern, new yarn and new needles for a totally new project that wasn’t at all what you were supposed to knit.

And this is only before the actual knitting begins.