I can't believe how much work I got done today!
It was incredibly productive and it felt magnificent.
The natural breaks in concentration were few and far between, but when they did arrive (like to pee and eat), I was reminded of how much I enjoy the physical company of people in my work space. And how much I miss it when I don't have it.
I remember when I was consulting in my clinic back in 2004, the most rewarding lesson I learned, was how I need to have people around me when I work. I wasn't busy enough to need a receptionist, so it was just me and clients (and the odd family member that popped in to say 'hi'). And when there wasn't clients or pop in's - it was very lonely. I realised I'm the kinda person that needs people around me. I was reminded of that today.
Facebook is handy for that. For me, Facebook is like a continuous gathering that is always happening, that has people arriving and leaving constantly, all the time. I have many mutual friends, so I can witness and participate in one-on-one wall-to-wall conversations (which I liken to two or three people standing in a circle, chatting), as well as engage in open-to-all status updates. I can wander into a corner and read an article quietly (on a wall) and then choose to join or strike up a discussion about that article.
Facebook is fantastic like that - but it's still not eye to eye contact with an energetic connection.
However - my reward for all my hard work was to come!
I'm making my very last custom beanie, which I was pleased to have had a moment to start tonight (gorgeous colours she chose, don't you think?!).
I'm also working on a cardigan for myself - did I tell you about that?
I was more than a little nervous a week or so ago, when the instructions didn't match what I was looking at in the diagram. I decided to continue on despite my fear and hope it would work itself out. Tonight, another set of eyes were cast over the pattern and it all became clear. *phew!*
My cardi WIP so far:
All in all, a very involved and productive day!