Sometimes procrastination is good.
I mean, usually it’s bad, or we all think of it as bad, but in the last 24 hours I’ve had a couple of procrastination incidents that have worked out in my favour.
Yesterday I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. I’d been the day before but thanks to the long weekend it hadn’t arrived yet. So I set myself aside half an hour yesterday just before lunch to go and get it. The time came, but oh, I just wanted to finish this episode of Haven first. And then I’ll just grab a quick lunch. And I just need to …
I actually got to the pharmacy about 90 minutes after I told myself I would. And my punishment for this crime against timeboxing? Discovering that the prescription had arrived mere minutes before I did. If I hadn’t procrastinated I wouldn’t have been able to get the meds.
I promise, this is going somewhere knitting related!
This morning I’ve been procrastinating on a few tasks. One more check of Ravelry. Oh, I’m all behind on my Yarn Harlot blog, I’ll just have a quick look through that first.
Turns out, Ms Harlot has been doing a series on blocking! In which she not only describes how to block, but also posts strong opinions on whether or not one needs to block. Spoilers, she thinks you need to block pretty much everything. This is quite a contrast from Deborah Newton who, in her book Finishing School, is pretty meh about the whole blocking thing. Which is all very useful for the essay on blocking I have to write for Level 1.
So remember kids, always block, never procrastinate. Except when you don’t, and when you do.