Over-Promise and Under-Deliver
It’s not typically what I recommend. When I over-promise and under-deliver, I set expectations and then disappoint.
Not Typical Behavior – Over-Promise and Under-Deliver
Usually I try to err on the other side of this equation. I set expectations a bit lower than what I anticipate. That way, if I won’t disappoint. Or if things go well, people are thrilled that I OVER-deliver.
On Friday, I blogged about the status of two projects I have on-the-needles. The Jacob handspun hat and the Aha Wrap.
Since I blogged on Friday morning, I set an ambitious target for the Monday morning blog. To finish the Aha Wrap and the Jacob handspun hat! I didn’t state this publicly. But I did make a plan to how I would do this. I’d feverishly work on the finishing five panels of the Aha Wrap and then knit like crazy on Sunday evening to finish the hat.
I’m not that fast.
Turns out I was finishing about 1 panel a day on the Aha Wrap. And it took me a little time to realized I wouldn’t be able to make up the time and finish it. By the time I thought, “I’ll just finish the hat instead!”, it was too late.
So, you’ll see below, I finished neither project.
The happy news is that I never really set this expectation for anyone else but myself.
But I am still disappointed in me.
I finished 10 panels (of 13) on the Aha Wrap before I decided to switch over to the hat.
It’s going to be a very large wrap. Very warm and quite beautiful.
The Jacob handspun hat has some issues too. I finished the ribbing and decided to try a pattern stitch on the body of the hat.
Even close up with the contrast bumped up a bit through photo editing, you can’t see the stitch pattern.
I’ve pretty much just got the decreasing top section to finish. Once I do, I may decide to rip it out and re-do it without the stitch pattern. I don’t care that it doesn’t add anything to it, but I’m afraid it may be making my knitting look messy.