I am celebrating a project completion. I was on the phone with Holly Chayes, who does admin things for me, and she suggested that we take a moment to celebrate the completion of the Menu of Techniques. We’ve been working on this for several years. Most of the delay is my fault, because I have always too many projects going on. I asked Holly to focus on this in 2018, and we have done it!
If you look at the list of techniques, there are 191 listings. We have aggregated things wherever it seemed appropriate, so that if you look at increases, it will give you information on a both left and right increases. We have tried to do this throughout. This maximizes the odds of you finding what you need, using the broadest terms.
So yay! The Menu is complete and we are celebrating!
Why Celebrating a Project Completion Matters
Goals, motivations, things-to-do, planning, organizing. We throw all these things around as secrets to getting things done, but I am realizing more and more, that I have no method for celebrating a project completion. Partly this is due to the fact that most of my projects don’t just end, they just move into a different phase, so I’m thinking about what next, instead of what I just did. There is also the fact that completion isn’t always the driving factor for me. I love the process.
But, I do get things done, and I do need to spend at least a few moments celebrating a project completion, even if just so that I can better appreciate the next steps. I often celebrate by letting myself do something I like to do–like make charts. It would be more fun to eat chocolates, or donuts, but that isn’t part of my world anymore. I can always wind a skein into a knitting cake, which has fewer calories and many more hours of pleasure.
Other Things I Should Be Celebrating?
1 Kaikoura Cosy pattern published
- 1 Kaikoura Cosy KAL completed
- 1 Kaikoura Cosy in size M knitted
- 1 Kaiukoura Cosy in size L knitted
- 1 Queensland hat (unpublished) in XS knitted
- 1 Naples worsted (unpublished) in size M knitted
- 1 Naples DK (unpublished) in size M knitted
- 2 Ormt Cowls (unpublished) in size L knitted
- 12 to 18 swatches knitted & blocked
- 6 swatches blocked
- 8 samples blocked
- Art buttons or closures for a dozen projects made
All of the knitting, blocking and buttons was started and completed since the first of the year. Yay me! Yay for the others whose work helps make this possible.
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