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  • This summer I worked on a project with a friend knitting small stitch samples for her forthcoming book. I knit pretty much every night sometimes two hours, often three, since the end of April. On weekends I was devoting a good chunk of time as well, always planning everything else around the knitting. I even spent more than eight hours Labor Day working on the ironic, yes?

    I finished the last of my knitting on Wed, September 5, and I’m realizing that it feels kind of weird not having anymore on the agenda for this project. I even feel a bit lost, sort of in a state of limbo.

    Don’t misunderstand me – I have my own projects ready to work on and ones I’d like to get started. But I find I’m unable to and part of me is okay with that, though the other part – there are two in this particular situation – is questioning why I don’t have needles and yarn in my hands.

    And the answer I’m realizing is simple.

    They need a break, a rest. And they’ll tell me when they’re ready.
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