Let me tell you I am a starter! What I mean by this is in my experience as a fibre artist, I have met people, who like me love to start projects and have a heck of a time finishing. Others won’t start another project until the current project is finished and then there is the third type of person for whom neither starting or finishing is gratifying but rather the journey itself. A single project can have progress or regress and neither is of any concern. Simply the act of being in the moment with needles in hand suffices. I aspire to be in the moment with my work and although I can find that place for a brief time, invariably I return to my starter roots.
The finisher, in my experience judges completion over the struggle of undoing in a cost versus benefit analysis that can boggle the mind of any but themselves. I have a finisher friend whom I love dearly. For her, mistakes are simply pattern variations that don’t change the wear of the project and likely she is right when she decides only she will ever see them. No judgement! She is a beautiful knitter and I for one have never seen one of her pattern adjustments that hasn’t been clearly pointed out to me by her.