The past few days of warm weather and blooming flowers made me feel like spring is definitely here, and now, even though it's quite a bit colder today, I still feel like I should be outside. But, I also want to be doing something productive. If I had a yard or a garden, I would be all set, but as it is, I'm inside despite the sunshine, working on a new project.
That's not to say that I'm not loving what I'm working on. A friend of mine asked me to make her a little Loch Ness monster and after trying to find a pattern that looked like what I had in mind (and could handle - we both love Hansi Singh's Loch Ness monster but I'm not up to that yet), I realized it was time for me to move away from the safety net and come up with my own pattern.
It's been a surprising process so far. I breezed through the parts I expected to find difficult, and have been stuck on what I thought would be simple for two days now. What's challenging me is getting the body to be both the right shape and the right size, which is taking more math and visualization skills than I was ready for. I think (I hope) I've got it now though!