Binding off in pattern: If these boots cuffs weren’t for my dear daughters, I wouldn’t have done it. It looks a little better than not binding off in pattern, but not enough better that makes it worth how much longer it takes me.
Color changes: I didn’t cut the yarn and tie off a new one for each color change, I carried the extra color up the seam. It looks a tiny bit odd, but not having more ends to weave in made it worth it.
Knitting has an element of give and take. In the business world, this is called ROI. Return on investment. I want my things to be perfect, but I also have to be realistic about how much time I have. I had a lot of Christmas knitting to do and not nearly as much time as I thought.