Sunday, 21 June 2009

Getting the job done

I've been working on this particular project for the past 3 weeks and I can't seem to finish it. It is partly due to large number of other tasks and partly due to the fact that I'm experimenting on the pattern. I use different thread than suggested and introduce some variation into the original design. This costs me some unraveling, retracing my steps and than trying again. But it is sooo frustrating! I would like to move on to another project but now I fixate on this one and can't get past it.

I was wondering if you guys could tell me what you do when you cannot finish a project. Do you persist? Do you drop it for a while? Do you start something else and go back to the unfortunate project later? Or do you just tear it apart? Fill in the poll and let me know.


  1. If something is frustrating me I take it as a sign that I need to get some distance and clear my head for a bit. If it is complicated, I make sure I store it away with good notes of where I was and what I was trying to do. I find the time away really helps. It might be that my brain has been working out the problems in the background, it might be some other magic, but I find I come back to the project refreshed.

  2. Hey Lisa,
    thank you for the comment. Maybe I should try that too. I usually try to soldier on because I cannot get on to another project before I'm done with the frustrating one.

    I shell try your meditative way next time :)