Although I’ve got a lot going on at this end, I’m afraid I’ve only got more of the same when it comes to projects and books.
That’s my mother’s cardigan, again. And that’s Bleak House. Again. To be fair, both are large-scale undertakings – I’ve only ever made 1 garment before, and that took me a very long time indeed. Come to think of it, I’ve only ever read one Dickens book before, so it’s not surprising both are still ongoing.
It’s definitely hard to keep the momentum going when it comes to these big projects. I’ll admit that I had to take a break from Bleak House for a while, jazzing things up with some podcasts when I realised I was only about 1/4 of the way through but had already been listening for many hours! The same with the cardigan, where I’ve taken breaks to work on smaller things that keep me sane while this project goes on (and on). Fortunately my mother feels the cold, so I’m not too worried about finishing it after winter.
I’ve also learned a lot (mostly to COUNT) from making it, so it’s been a good experience. And I’ve learned a lot from Dickens, mostly about why people love his writing so much. I’m not sure I do, although I feel I can at least appreciate him, even if I find his writing easier to deal with in small doses. But by breaking both projects up, I’m managing to keep going with them, rather than leaving them abandoned like I so often used to do. The “same old, same old” is much better if there’s also something “different new” in there as well!
To see what other people have been making this week, head over to Ginny’s by clicking the picture below.