I was hesitant to write about this on my blog because it's a hard feeling for me to put my finger on, but since it's not the first time I've noticed this phenomenon in myself maybe it's important for me to try to think it through.
After I've completed a big project I find myself feeling.... down? blue? sad? depressed just a little? I'm not sure what to call it. It's like I build myself up as I'm getting close to completing a project and then once it's done I have a big fall. Maybe I was thinking that my sweater was going to look like the professional one in the photo, and when it didn't come out 100% perfect, I was disappointed? I know that's not fair to myself, this is my first real sweater... but I tend to expect a lot from myself. In one way, these higher expectations I have let me tackle bigger projects without fear of failure, but at the same time when they don't come out perfect maybe I'm a little too hard on myself.
I'm not even sure if that's what it is. Is this common? Does anyone else get these kind of feelings after a big project is off the needles?
Maybe it's more like I'm just taking a breather before my next project. I've been excited to cast on my next socks, but just can't get up the enthusiasm to do it tonight. I sort of feel like I'm in a haze just wandering around the house without any knitting projects and wondering what to do. :)