More chunks for ya! I had just the perfect amount of roving to make this hat and top it off with the fluffiest pom pom I've ever created. Pom poms? Are always in style.
Sometimes I feel like I have the shortest crafting attention span. Do you ever get this? For example, in February this year, I decided I was going to get WAY into metal stamping. I ordered letter stamps, bought a steel jewelers block, metal blanks, leather and snaps for bracelets, and a hole punch/rivet setter tool. Within two weeks, I'd already moved on, and I've honestly done nothing with it since.
This isn't a great habit to get into, particularly because of the above investment (I always justify these as "investments"), but I allow myself to do this more than I'd like to admit. I have three unfinished sweaters I started on my knitting machine. I have a coat in process, pattern complete but only basted together. I am STILL finishing a sweater for my niece that I started in September (just have to seam it and weave in the ends). I have a despicable amount of fabric and yarn I bought with specific plans in mind and just haven't "gotten around to it" yet. I've been promising to make my brother a sweater for three years (even have the yarn!). Guys. This is NOT okay. I know sometimes, especially with a full time job, there just isn't the time to do everything you want to do, but--I need some discipline. How do you do it? Do you only ever have one WIP at a time? (I am SO envious of you, if so!) Do you plan your projects out by season and then stick to it? WHAT ARE YOUR SECRETS?! Give me your wisdom!
But to tie this train of thought in, I really love when I have a project in mind and the supplies already are living in my stash. Like this hat, and the cowl I made. And I also love when a project takes only a couple hours to complete, simultaneously satisfying my need to create and my need for instant gratification. While I take an enormous amount of satisfaction in a long-term project, there is something delightful about taking something from imagination to completion in less than an afternoon.
Please give me your project organization secrets! Clearly I need HALP. (And accountability.)
Also! This hat is available for sale HERE!