I'm mostly a rule follower when it doesn't count.
Mostly in crocheting.
I have been known to rip out a few rows of crocheting, or even start over on a project, if I discover that I have made a mistake.
My latest project is an afghan that I SWEAR I'm going to keep for myself. I'm not going to auction it off at the family reunion, give it to Hubby, or use it as some yet-to-be-determined wedding gift. I'm going to put it in the motorhome and use it when we travel.
This one is multi-colored. As in multi. Lots.
There are nine different colors in this pattern, which was precisely what made me like it in the first place. Both sisters were with me when I bought the yarn for it, and they kept asking, "Are you sure all these colors go in the same afghan?"
It starts off with a light mint, then a light blue, then a light rose, then lavender (I know it sounds like a baby afghan so far, but it isn't). Then a row of dark mint, then a row of light mint popcorn stitches, another dark mint, a couple of light blues, another light rose, a lavender, a yellow.
And this is where I decided I would break the rules and NOT follow the pattern.
The next row around called for one side to be light mint, one light blue, one light rose, and one lavender.
Seriously? There's not enough color in this sucker already that one row has to change color AT EVERY FREAKIN' CORNER?
I'm not doing it.
I added a second row of yellow, thank you very much.
Four different colors in one row.
The crochet police can just come get me. I don't believe it'll ever stand up in court.