I’ve been working on versions of this design since “the before times”- first as a sketch idea in December 2019, then finally on the needles as of February 2020, after a particularly eye opening realization about trusting my gut with my designs. It’s been with me through emotional times, and also had its share of time outs as I process other elements of life.
I’m cautiously optimistic about today, though, as I’ve completed a 3rd sample, and had the opportunity to try the 2nd sample on folks earlier this summer, and create some needed modifications. The pattern needs some work, for sure, but then again, I’m proud to have made it this far. Thinking back to the optimism I felt the first day I started this design, and thinking of everything that’s come between then and now, I breathed a sigh of relief, as this finally feels right.
With this photo and this post, I remind myself that things take time. We’re all works in progress. And it’s ok.