I've been crocheting with a 1.5 mm hook for a lifetime (it seems). I will persevere and see this project to the end in sha Allah! Then, I will grab a hook in the range of 4 to 6 mm and crochet with a skip and a jump! I may pick up one of the two blankets I'd started on. I might even hook up a Ribbon Accent bag!
Or even knit something like this Amari shawl!
It makes me ponder a little more about the issue of making money out of a hobby. Do you still enjoy what you do once you have looming deadlines over your head and customers negotiating prices? If you do sell your handmade goods, is it better to make and sell (for example, on Etsy) than to take orders for customised items? What's your take on this?