I realize that, lately, I've mainly written about finished projects, as if they had appeared overnight, skipping the process of creation altogether. Which is a bit incongruous, since when I make something by hand it usually spans days, weeks, or even months, and it's precisely that work-in-progress phase that I find so enjoyable, even with all of its hitches (in fact the making goes hand in hand with re-making and adjusting, at least in my case!). I often do share my work-in-progress on Instagram, as it's happening, but I intend to do so a bit more here as well, because it's those in-between evolving and progressing stages that make work by hand so interesting - don't you think?
Besides, I always carry my portable hand work (like knitting or crocheting) with me, to continue here & there in a sort of nomadic style: on a plane, in the car, at Rebecca's dance class, at the beach, waiting for teen boys to finish showering - a particularly looong wait! Once I finish a project, I see not only a completed hand-knit garment, but also all those in-the-making moments - snippets of my life and places I've been while working on it, whose memories are permanently woven into the fabric.
Pattern Notes: this work-in-progress is my Cora cardigan, which because of its textured pattern is going slowly, but in the meantime has accompanied me to lots of places.