Here it is March already. For the last several years, I have knit an afghan each year. Well, time is wasting away and I was feeling as though I needed to keep up the tradition. And, in fairness to the stash, it seemed quite appropriate to use up yarn that was taking up space that more rightly belongs to a new purchase.
So, I occasionally spend an evening working a few more rows with no stress for a specific time frame. One day, this will be the right size and I'll stop. Who knows? I might even look up an interesting border to add a final touch.
Having a no-stress pile of yarn in my lap is comforting and much more relaxing than having a pile of yarn that wants to be a new dazzling pullover in time for the upcoming dinner. Not that I have such a pile of silk & cashmere in my lap. Of course I don't. If I did, you'd have read about the stress and seen a whole series of photos detailing how the garter stitch is not growing and how it might just be a little too wide owing to no gauge swatch and the quandary of should there also be a super duper embellishment on the lower edge because I'm sick of garter stitch and a whole lot of other pressures from such a pile of yarn in my lap!
Oops. Sorry about that. Working on a very simple crocheted afghan is quite relaxing and frees me from the other stresses of life. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.