I think I might be caught in multiple loops actually.
First there's the knitting loop. I can't seem to stop knitting cowls. They seem to disappear the minute I finish one, then I start another and that one disappears too. I recently went to visit my parents and took some Ayatori, with my Wave cowl pattern. I was going to knit another one in the darker colorway for myself.
My mother thought that it might go with her coat. There goes cowl number one. Luckily, it was right before Mother's Day, a convenient coincidence. During the same visit, I saw my grandmother. My mother suggested that she try on my pink Wave cowl to see how soft it was and I couldn't get it back from her! Cowl number two, out the door.
Counting the one I knit for A1, that's three and I don't have one of them. I guess it's time to get some more yarn. Someday, I might get to keep one.
I also had a request for another wave cowl while I was visiting. My cousin wanted one in a neutral cotton blend. It's done too, just waiting to be shipped out.
The more disruptive loop, to my obsessive need to make things, is the seasonal loop of Lax.
I'm experiencing A LOT of this outside the house. Which means, the main thing I am experiencing inside the studio is piles of unfinished projects and the loud echo of un-materialized ideas.
I know this season will soon shift into another, one with a little more space for making. Meanwhile, I'm gathering materials and writing down those ideas, in an attempt to quiet them for now.
How do you handle busy seasons when there is less time for making?