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Letting Go

IP - Arm Warmers 1

IP - Arm Warmers 2

IP - Arm Warmers 3

Why is it I wonder that finishing something is so hard? These arm warmers have sat on the end of my desk for well over a month now. All that needs to be done is sewing them up and they are finished. Easy peasy really. Will probably take me all of 10 minutes to do. 

Before they made their way to the end of my desk, the last arm warmer sat on it's needle for a couple of weeks before I got around to casting off. It was finally cast off when after I had started my next project -  this gorgeous rainbow coloured beanie. 

I'd carried my knitting around with me for so long that it had become a part of me. It was comforting and reassuring to know that any time I wanted a break or got the urge to make, my knitting was waiting. I was completely attached to this ongoing project as nourishment and sustenance. I really couldn't imagine my life without it. Once I started the new project it was easier to begin the gradual and sometimes painful process of letting go. 

The process of letting go is still going. I am after all a slow maker! There was a moment when I thought I might l get around to finishing the arm warmers - I had an event to wear them to. I love new handmade clothes to wear on a special outing.  But that outing came and went with no new arm warmers. 

Deadlines are what gets me cracking. My current deadline is tidying my messy desk before we host the girls' singing concert this afternoon. As my desk is in the middle of the lounge room there's no hiding it from all our guests. 

Fingers crossed they get done and I can wear them before winter is over! Anyone else have trouble  letting go?