Let me think. Probably not I. Did it ever happened to you? You dream up a project, find the perfect yarn. And get a perfect texture, using your favorite needles. You know what you want to make. You can practically see it. You even solve some technical puzzles and happily pat yourself on the back. Then, some time later, as you are merrily knitting or crocheting you begin to realize that you are making something totally different from what you intended in the begining. I do not mean that the project has gone wrong and has to be ripped out. Oh, no! I mean that you are ending up with a totally different thing that you thought you were making. All of a sudden a sweater morphs into a dress, a coat becomes bolero and so on.
This is exactly what I am facing right now. DD#3 needs a pair of warm leggings to be comfy in this weather, so I had my perfect yarn, my trusty leggings pattern and my favorite ebony circulars all ready. I cast on, and finished making the waist band. I put in the elastic and all seemed well. Then I started knitting down. That is when I became suspicious. I felt that this project just was not interested in becoming just a pair of pants. It wanted more. It wanted to become a skirt. I fought this feeling for a while. What can I tell you – denial is so comforting. I knit on. Finally, today, I really looked at what I was knitting. It will be a perfect skirt. I know it. I can tell. Darn it! I will just have to pick out another yarn for the pants.