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I’ll be the first to admit that this week has been rather tiring and stressful. So much so, in fact, that just the thought of putting together a brilliant post for the Tip of the Week makes me feel like taking an eight-hour nap. So please forgive me if the subject of this week’s tip is more ordinary than revolutionary.

I know the title sounds strange, but it’s actually a favorite saying of a very experienced knitter that I know. And, indeed, there have been times that I’ve disregarded her very good advice, knowing full well that I was only making matters worse. You see, the reasoning behind her motto is simple: No-one makes very good decisions when they’re tired, and knitters are no exception. Even if we think we know what the problem is, it’s best to approach the situation with a clear head and a well-rested mind. Personally, I tend to be emotionally invested in my knitting, and I know that only gets worse when I’m tired. So, the next time you’re tempted to solve a knitting problem late at night, don’t! Put it away, get a good night’s sleep, and approach it in the morning with a fresh eye. Trust me–your problem-solving skills will be much sharper when you aren’t tired.

How about you? Have you ever ripped late at night and regretted it? Please share below!