Measure Twice Cut Once 08-23-23 01

Measure Twice Cut Once

The first I heard the expression, “Measure twice, cut once” was regarding carpentry. But it applies to many of areas of life.

Am I A Measure Twice Cut Once Kinda Guy?

No…no I am not. But Thaddeus is. That’s why our refrigerator was the correct size for the spot in our kitchen. And also, that’s why opening the doors on our new refrigerator doesn’t requires us to move our garbage can to a different location, etc.

Whether it comes to cutting wood for carpentry, cutting fabric for sewing or crocheting sections of a garment, measurement is very important. So is envisioning how the final project will go together.

I have little patience for such accuracy. Thaddeus has way too much patience for such things (in my opinion). I’m grateful he handles researching such things as replacing a refrigerator. Else, we may well have needed to do some carpentry when our new refrigerator arrived.

But all is well with this beautiful new appliance. It seems we have more refrigerator space than we used to. And less freezer space. And adapting to the new organization of chilled/frozen foods is taking a little bit of getting used to. I mean, it was over 30 years with the old way, so it’s not surprising that I still look in the wrong place for the butter in the last two weeks.

I’m not sure how I lucked out in finding a person who plans and measures to be my life partner. But I’m glad I did.

Readers’ Comments/Questions

Mike writes:

“This was fascinating. You sure created so much. I put your video on the slowest speed and paused it over certain pieces. And now I’ll check out specific ones on your Ravelry page.”

QueerJoe responds: Sorry to say, I’m not sure I documented all of my projects over the years on Ravelry. I’m happy to try and tell you about any of the items.

LauraRose and Lorelei write:

LauraRose…”Or maybe the bike rack. Which was just out of place. At any rate, it was fun to see your range of work”

Lorelei…”I’ll guess that you didn’t yarn bomb a bike rack?”

QueerJoe responds: Yes…you are both correct. I really don’t think yarn-bombing is a very good use of my knitting time and would never do that. Congratulations to you both!

Current Crochet

It may appear that I’ve done little crocheting in the last couple of days.

Crochet Short Sleeve Top 08-23-23 01

Truth is, I’ve done a lot of crocheting. And ripping out. See? Here’s where measuring twice might have been a good idea to save time for myself? I think I’m back on track, but I’m still really flying by the seat of my pants with this project.

1 comment on “Measure Twice Cut Once

  1. We are fortunate, indeed, to have found our soulmates, Joe. Bob and I have been together for 17 years, and we were definitely not youngsters when we met! Cheers to you and that measuring man, Thaddeus.

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