I know that no one is going to understand it, but each time I finish one of my long standing projects, I cry. They have been my companions and in a way I will miss their being at the bottom of the box.
Nothing like it. Nothing like the pleasure of a finished sweater. 11 balls of Drops Alpaca and lots of stockinette added to the glorious simplicity of the design, the Still Light Tunic by Veera Valimaki.
It needs a good bath and blocking and then a very little finishing, including a single button at the back of the neck...And then off to do a good sweater's duty.
I have always thought that I needed to knit sweaters, even long before I felt I could knit sweaters. It's always the most incredible pleasure when that last stitch pops off the needles and I look up and there it is. A complete sweater. A wearable garment.
I have the ability to clothe myself and my family by the power of my own hands. That is such an incredible affirmation of my purpose in the world.