My 'twos' troubles come from my obsession with items that I need to make a matching pair. I absolutely love hand warmers and shoes. Only once I get one done, I really don't want to make the other! I can't tell you how many single hand warmers I have lying around my knitting cupboard!
Recently I've started designing some baby shoes for spring and summer. I figure it's not going to be cold much longer and some people may not what to purchase some cozy warm booties once the weather starts to warm up. But what do I know, I don't have children, right? :p
With the designing and creating of a prototype I usually don't want to make the pair. (That is, if it turns out right.) I really enjoy the creative process and honing my skills while doing so. I seem to spend all my energy with my ideas that the time I'm ready to actually get down to work I'm spent. However, I do believe there are some things we can all learn from my follies.
-Be creative, but not all at once.
I tend to seize the moment and utilize all my energy in creating at one time. By doing so, I have a lack of enthusiasm to continue with projects and actual work.
-Finish what you've started
I suppose this is the whole premise of the article. I don't finish what I start every single time. It's really hard staying focused on one project for a long time! It's mostly why I have purposely not done sweaters, vests, and large afghans on a regular basis or at all in some cases. I personally need to stay focused and finish what I am working on before I allow my creative mind to get distracted by something else. My husband complains a lot about my flitting spirit and mind... maybe working towards better focus will make him happier too!
-Take a break
I need to learn to take a break from items that have pairs. I think it will help me put in perspective the types of projects I really do enjoy and offer me a variety. Things I know, but of course look better in hindsight.
These three bullet points seem to just about put things right. For me, I believe they're good points to remember. Putting them in this blog I hope will prompt me to take my own advice more often!
Do you have any advice for my dilemma or your own faults in your crafting world? I'd love to hear you share them in the comments below.