If you've been in the shop or reading the newsletter lately, you know that I've been engaged in the process of upgrading our point of sale system. It's a huge endeavor from the initial research for the right system through the nitty gritty details of exporting data from my old POS (interesting how appropriate that acronym is in this case) to simply figuring out how to work the new one. During this time I have been unable to focus on any knitting at all - except for my Spectra. This project has languished for almost a year, but for these past few weeks now, I am obsessed with it!
Why? Not sure exactly. It's easy to knit, but not at all boring - the short rows keep it interesting. Plus it's beautiful Noro, and Noro's color progression thrills me. Each shade fills a wedge. Those wedges - maybe that's it. I do love Spectra's orderly little wedges. Each one has a very distinct beginning, middle, and end. In the throes of the POS migration, a seemingly interminable task, those little wedges give me a tremendous sense of accomplishment. I can complete an entire wedge in one sitting - a little bite out of a seemingly endless endeavor - very satisfying when other tasks loom large ahead. Whatever the reason, my Spectra is coming along beautifully.
It's essential to have various projects going so that you can choose the one that suits your mood. Some people don't get this but knitters and crocheters totally do. This is art, and inspiration is the name of the game. When you're working on something and it feels like drudgery, you are not helping yourself, and your project will show it. If this happens, stop and pick up something that feels wonderful to work.
Nothing on your needles that excites you? Come see me - I can totally fix that ;-)