The moment when you get to step back and look at what you’ve made with completely fresh eyes.
The moment you finish pinning out a shawl, and can actually see what you’ve made for the first time.
The moment you unpin a shawl and pick it up and it floats along after you.
The moment you finish a new garment, and put it on, and look in the mirror, and see yourself in a totally new way.
That’s why I knit.
That’s why I sew.
That’s why I make things.
But I finish things for that moment of “wow.”
I’m addicted to beauty.
I’m addicted to stunning.
I’m addicted to jaw-dropping-wow.
And if I can create something that’s beautiful/stunning/wow-worthy…
It makes the last agonizingly long rounds of a shawl worth it.