Ready for the next thing

It took me eight years, but the bright orange throw that I began work on some time in 2005 is finished, and I am ready for the next thing.

The border is crocheted, the ends are woven in and trimmed, and all that is left to do is block it:

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An overview of the completed crochet throw

But the soaking in soapy water and rinsing it until the water is clear is tomorrow’s task, and today, when all was said and done, this was what remained:

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What remained

a small, ready to tangle skein of bright orange yarn.

Not ready to let this yarn work its way into a permanent tangle, I got out the nostepinne and enjoyed the meditative magic of using it to wind this potential tangle into a small, reasonably well-ordered skein:

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The magic of the nostepinne brings order to chaos

Tomorrow will be a new day and when it starts, I am going to dig deep (most likely literally as well as figuratively) and find a project that has been particularly difficult to complete, and this time, instead of setting it aside to become part of a large cosmic tangle of undone projects, I am not going to move onto the next thing until it is completed.