I’ve realised something today. I really, really don’t like finishing big craft projects. Now don’t get me wrong, I love them when they’re finished, love the sense of achievement that comes from completing something I’ve been working on for ages, but actually making myself finish that very last stage? Far from my favourite thing.
I realised this because I’m within an hour of finishing the secret knitting project I’ve been working on for the last few months on and off. I’m at the stage of casting it off, there are approximately 200 stitches left to cast off (I’ve already done about 500) and I’m finding every last thing I can find to do instead of them. It’s not even like I don’t have a huge list of exciting other projects to be getting on with once this one is done, I do.
It’s not the first time this has happened, the last few big projects have all ground to a near halt at their very final stage. The best I can guess is that I’m so used to working on them that I find it hard to make myself move on from them? I don’t know. At least this secret project is a gift which means I’ve got an actual deadline that it has to be finished by – there’s no way I can actually drag this out much longer.