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suddenly the project tips, and the finish line is surprisingly close

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

sewing a dress

One of the reasons I do these Wednesday touching base/taking stock posts each week is because it gives my the opportunity to notice some of my “patterns.” The things I do without noticing that I do them.

And one of the big things that these weekly posts have made me realize is that I either have lots and lots and lots of projects on the needles, or nothing on the needles. There have been very, very weeks where I only had one project to work on.*
*there have definitely been weeks where I only worked on one project, but very few where I only had one thing that could be worked on.

Sometimes, when I have a lot of projects on the needles (or just “in the works” because it turns out these habit patterns apply to more than just knitting) – projects move along at what feels like an agonizingly slow pace for a long time.

But then there’s a tipping point. Maybe it’s a change in the energy, or the stars move, or it’s just the accumulation of lots of teeny tiny steps.

Whatever it is, suddenly the project tips, and the finish line seems surprisingly close.

That happened with my no-longer-really-an-Anna Dress this week. All that’s left to do is, adding a slit to the skirt, and hemming the skirt. (And of course photographing & blogging it.) But it’s entirely possible that I’ll have this dress done next week! Fingers crossed!

And, and! In other gigantic steps being made on projects! The first book in the Shawl Geometry update is off to the technical editor!!! I’m over the moon, and plowing away on edits to the second book.

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