Posted by: Mare F | December 3, 2018

Variety of projects

I don’t believe that I am the only one who has more than one project going at a time, but I’m not sure how many people have several projects going at once. I will admit that this time of year I tend to have more because of orders and so that I don’t get bogged down on one item. I tend to have a short attention span, but an obsession to finish what I start which can lead to frustration on certain project. Kind of a wholesale second sockitis, if you will. You know, the middle of the afghan pattern when you just know that you will be making it forever.

So, I try to have at least one knitting project and one crocheting project going at a time. That way I can also use different muscles if I want to do. Occasionally I do a project with uses both crocheting AND knitting.

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I had a request for an ear flap hat, but couldn’t find a comfortable pattern for both the colorway and my attention span issue so I knitted the hat and crocheted the edge and ear flaps. Got my colorway under control.

I also try to have simple projects as well as more complicated projects. The current complicated project is the Entwined Shoulder Shawl which I haven’t made in years.

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There is just enough variation to keep my attention, but not enough to make me panic. it will be lots of fun when I get to the I-Cord bind off. It’s a large shawl!

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And then, as an added carrot, I have the next project, or two, set up in my line of vision so that I keep moving on the current projects. We won’t talk about my sock basket which has been languishing in the corner for almost a year now….I know that it’s time for me to make some more socks, but then it’s finding the time that slows me down.

So, how many projects do you have going and how do you handle the rotation?


Responses

  1. Right now I have 5 projects going. Most of them are stockinette sweaters, which is interesting, but I have one sock and one stranded colorwork hat. Two projects are for my sons, but the rest are for me. Three have a holiday deadline, so those are the ones that are getting worked on right now. 🙂 I like having a variety of projects to choose from.

    • So glad to know that I’m not alone. You are brave, colorwork alarms me. I should just suck it up and try it, but it really does intimidate me.


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