There’s this thing that happens. I’ll see or think of a project, and it’ll sit in the back of my head. And sometimes that’s all it does, but other times this thing happens that I think of as “gearing up”. I don’t necessarily decide that I’m going to start working on whatever-it-is now, but I’ll realize that I’m browsing around for materials, thinking about colors, deciding if I have the tools necessary, whatever.
I am in the gearing-up phase of a completely impractical, SCA-oriented project¹; I can tell because I ordered a book from Amazon yesterday on the technique I want to use, and I have been looking around at how to make a band loom with small enough dents.
I wish my subconscious wouldn’t mug me like this. It’s not as if I have a dearth of projects that need finishing. For one thing, I just got the party-trick socks back on the needles correctly after taking them apart to do the heels because the third time I had to rip back was just too much.
1: And heck, if I get started in the next few weeks it might actually be done by next Pennsic!