Hello everyone, I have a new FO for you!
This one was started on purpose in the summer, before the semi-accidental house, before the neverending story of repairs and renovation, before Peanut was a toddler of DESTRUCSHUN…wait, no, he’s been that for longer. My point is that I started this project before most of that went down, and never got around to blogging it.
So here I was with this hard project, one that I had started knowing it was about the product, not the process, and I didn’t have a platform to discuss it. Ok, and also complain about how hard it was. As you may have noticed, I am generally here for the process, as much if not more so than the product.
Updating our house was time-consuming and and so was my project. Packing was exhausting and so was my project. Peanut was burning through my emotional energy and so was my project. I felt like I had put all my irons in the fire already and then needed to keep finding more.
My anxiety was running high, I got a dose of depression. I’m pretty sure “If only I was doing all this while mildly depressed” is something that has been said by no one ever. My usual coping strategies—sleep, quiet, extra knitting time—were sidelined by the move and a needy toddler. Complaining in real life wasn’t even helping much because I was pretty sure this project would never be done, we’d never move, and Peanut would be a toddler forever. (Side note, he might be)
Then suddenly, two weeks early, my huge project was over.
And I’ll never enjoy the process, but I do love the product.
Welcome, Dollop. We are so happy you’re here.