What do you do when you’ve been working on a project for so long, and you’re so close to the end, but you have fear that it’s all totally wrong?

I love the pattern, I love the colours. In general I like how it looks. I’m terrified that it doesn’t fit well, the neckline is too wide, there is way too much ease around the body. I have no idea what blocking will do to it, whether it will grow or not, whether the sleeves will end up too long. I’m not sure I like the texture of the neck band. Will I even wear it once it’s done, if it ever gets done? Could I bring myself to rip the whole thing if I decide it’s just not right?

Is this a normal part of garment making or am I overthinking? I’m so close to finishing it, but so terrified of the end result not being what I want.


6 thoughts on “Fear

  1. I often have that feeling! I usually finish it, block it, try it and then if I don’t wear it in the next year I rip it out. By the end of a year I’m ready to look at the yarn again and it doesn’t hurt so much to rip out all my hard work!

  2. yes “the fear” is a good way to put it! I get that all the time. normally from the point I cast- on!! keep going though I’m sure it will be fine. even if it’s not exactly like you imagined it might still be great! 😊

    • Thanks, it’s good to know it’s not just me. It doesn’t help the fit that I’ve lost weight since I cast on. Ah well, I’ll just have to finish it (maybe not weave the ends in tooooo securely) and see…

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