Early this past October, I resolved that until New Year's I would make only one handspun gift and anything else I made would be something for myself, a skein spun for fun, or a practice piece for the purpose of learning a new skill I would later apply to making something for myself.
It was tough to come to that point, to realize that was what I really wanted. I had a goal of making a handspun gift for each member of my extended family. That was being achieved at the cost of my other goal of making handspun items for me to use. I kept excusing the situation, telling myself it didn't matter and that all goals are good so really they couldn't be working at cross purposes.
Right now I'm telling myself it doesn't matter that my fibre and tools have a messy overflow problem. Hmm.