A knitter discovers the power of constraints

Jamis’ wife, an avid knitter, vowed not to buy new yarn this year — and she’s finding the self-imposed constraint to be fantastic fuel for the creative process. “Honestly, if I had not been constrained by my stash, I don’t think I would have come out with a project half so wonderful. My creativity and problem-solving skills were forced into action in a way they would not have been if I had purchased the right amount of yarn to knit the original dress. Who knew limits could be so liberating?”