|The pin attached to the middle lets me know which is the right side of the shawl.|
My friends will remember "The Rule of Four". You could only have four projects on the needles at any time. If you wanted to start, or work on, something new you had to complete one of the four projects to create an opening for the new one. The only way to open up a spot is to finish something, you can't just exchange one unfinished project for another. This gives added incentive to finish.
You have to be careful when you choose your four projects. If you pick four sweaters, or four projects requiring a lot of attention to the pattern for example, what would you do for a carry along, or group knitting, project? If you need to make a gift, you have to plan to have enough time to make it so that it fits into the queue. If you have four long term projects, will you be able to knit the gift in time?
I wonder how many of my knitting friends are still adhering to the Rule of Four? I strayed from it for quite a while but now I'm back on track.
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