Sunday, September 19, 2010

Restless Heart

I haven't crocheted in days......

I haven't wanted to.......

I just got over a nearly 8 month long "I don't want to! (pout, pout , pout)" phase.

This is not good.....

As I type this I am surrounded by yarn.
An amazing smorgasbord of yummy goodness in every color and texture and fiber content imaginable.
It's as though a bag of skittles exploded in my office.

Why doesn't this make me happy?

Normally at this time of year I am happily working on custom orders for Moose Threads fans.
As soon as I got done with one project, another request would pop up. It was awesome.

But, times-they-are-a-changin'

Now instead. of working on custom orders, or items to list in my shop for that matter, I am paralyzed with fear.

I swear I can hear those unfinished projects whispering to me from the back of my supply closet, where I stuffed them oh so long ago.

The blanket that I abandoned 1/3 of the way through
The dress that needs just a few more inches
The yarn I purchased to make my dad a sweater.......2 years ago.....

Finish me......wear me......why don't you like me......why did you abandon me.....ME ME ME

It's a little hard to work with so many needy projects clamoring for attention.

Every time I look at that closet it's as though staring at a bunch of puppies that have been picked up, played with and then abandoned for the next cute thing that comes along.

I can only take so much abandoned crochet project guilt.

So here is what I plan to do.

I aim - custom orders permitting- to work on one unfinished item a month until I have them all completed.

Let's hope I don't collect anymore along the way.

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