We've been having an email discussion, and she made a passing comment at the bottom of her email...
"BTW, for when we knit late at night and we don't want to let go and stop... any suggestions?"It made me laugh, because I knew exactly what she meant... I bet every knitter does. That compulsion to keep going, that need to work one more row, to get to the next step, to knit on, late into the night, when you know you should be asleep.
But it's not the same. What D. is talking about is that compulsion to keep going on something for the sake of it. Because you're enjoying it. Because you don't want to stop.
This happens to me less often with knitting - because I am most often working on things I need to knit - but I suffer from it terribly when it comes to crochet.
I don't do much crochet professionally; indeed, I don't do much crochet at all. I rarely create crochet designs, and I don't often have the time to work on projects that aren't specifically design projects or commissioned work. (This isn't a 'poor me' thing, I promise, it's just the state of my to do list.)
And so no, D., I'm sorry - I don't have any suggestions. Just suffer along with the rest of us :-).