My attention has been very scattered lately and I have several things going at once. Two of them are my latest wood burning and the sweater I'm knitting. I saw this sweater in a catalog with a very hard price tag. I liked it so much that I decided I would copy the picture. This is the back, which I have finished in record time. A pattern like this keeps me interested and engrossed, so I tend to stay with it for longer periods of time. The worst is over now, since the fronts and back are much smaller. I can only hope that my interest in the finished product doesn't wane. I so often quit once I realize I have conquered the task and could finish it if I put in the effort. What made me so process oriented I'll never know, but it certainly hinders my ability to finish things.
The image is one I used years ago as part of an illustration of an e.e. cummings poem that intrigued me at the time. It still does. "I am a man, I am an artist, I am a failure." He compares being an artist with being a circus performer.