Today on my needles…

Just a few rounds to go on this sleeve’s colorwork…

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I think I’ll save it for the morning. Lately, I’m really enjoying not pushing through to finish at night, but instead saving that last little bit for the morning. I can’t explain why exactly, but it just… it’s a good thing.

6 responses to “Today on my needles…

  1. I was going to pull an all nighter yesterday to finish the 9 to 5 Rewind socks – I’m on the toe decreases, but by 9 p.m. I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Gave up and went to bed. I’m so close to finishing!

    • I used to push so hard to finish things at night, but I’ve found that personally, if I just stop when I start to get really tired that I avoid a lot of mistakes. And then when I finish, instead of the intense relief I used to feel I just really enjoy the final stitches or rounds and am much happier with the whole experience. We all have our own ways!

  2. I tend to push through the sleepiness & pull all nighters to finish a project. Then regret it in the morning. Like today for example, I woke to find I had 2 right hand mittens. Doh! Love the color combination of that sleeve, btw!

    • Ah yes. Being tired makes those mistakes so much easier to make. Actually that is a big reason I set this down last night — I’d already had to rip back once on this colorwork to fix a mistake and didn’t want to chance a repeat!

      I’ve pulled one true all night in my life — freshman year of college to write a French paper. It was easily one of the worst experiences I’ve ever brought upon myself. So I’m not an all nighter person, but I did used to push myself to stay up late to finish things. I always worried that I would lose so much time if I didn’t, but — at least for me — the radical change in how I feel when I just set it down when I’m tired and finish in the morning vs pushing through has been a real lesson to me. So clearly a better choice for me!

      And I do love the color combo, too! It was a kit, so I totally can’t take credit, but it is turning out fantastic!

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