I’ve been having difficulty with my current projects. I think the biggest problem is that there’s no room to fail. In about a month and a half I will be sending five hand-knit accessories down the runway in front of around 2,000-3,000 people who are expecting something conceptually challenging and/or lovely. There will not be my safe 10,000 Hours umbrella over my head. The idea that I’m just pursuing skill development doesn’t matter here; no one cares how long I’ve been knitting or designing. My fear centers are activated and my fingers are frozen.
So today I took the time to sketch. And tonight I will swatch. And with any luck the model will email the measurements I need before tomorrow morning so that I can dive back into the fashion show ocean.