Cornelia is nearly done with her Houston top in Silkystones (Worsted: 52% Silk, 48% Linen, 109 yards). She’s working on the neck shaping. Because both sides are worked at once, she has to use two skeins of yarn at the same time. We reviewed the pattern together. She’s motivated to finish this so she can move onto the next project.
|Blue Sky Alpacas|
Eleanor was enticed by the Twin Harbors Poncho in Blue Sky Alpacas Extra (Aran: 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Merino, 218 yards). She’s thinking of black for the turtleneck and light green for the body. She is making a deal with herself to finish the Madison poncho she began a couple of years ago, before she starts this poncho. Sometimes we have to make these kind of deals with ourselves to motivate us. By the by, I’m going to knit this poncho with a black turtleneck and red body.
We are all motivated by different things. Sometimes we need to finish up old projects to give ourselves “permission” to start a new project. Sometimes a new project can be just what we need to get us excited when we’ve lost interest in an old project. Perverse, I know, and it happens all the time. What motivates you?