WIP: Sock yarn blanket, pt. 2, and so many, many other things

Sock Yarn Blanket

Do you guys sometimes feel like you’re drowning in unfinished projects? ’cause I do. I still have a two shawls, one in alpaca and one in mohair, a cardigan I really really want to finish but never find the time to work on, a dress that’s been waiting patiently in some corner for years and gloves that look totally ridiculous and I can’t figure out why.

Also, this sock yarn blanket. I’ve fifteen patches so far, the sixteenth one is on the needle. Fifteen patches do not a blanket make.

I’m not a finisher. I don’t finish things, I just start them. (Let’s not even mention all that yarn and fabric I’ve stashed away over the years like the little squirrel I am.) I need to commit to a project instead of just adding new ones to my WIP pile. I can do that, right? Yes. I can. Sure. Absolutely. Now let me just take a minute to wistfully ogle the gift certificates for yarn and fabric I have here, sitting oh-so-innocently on my desk.

What do you do when the finishing panic gets to you?

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3 thoughts on “WIP: Sock yarn blanket, pt. 2, and so many, many other things

  1. I’m terrible about starting things. I love the excitement a new project promises, but I very easily get distracted and find myself venturing. It feels like nothing ever gets done, until it does, and then all the things I started seem to end at the same time. Very “feast and famine”.

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    1. Me too. I have two skeins of delicious Malabrigo yarn here and I’m dying to start a cowl with them. But … so many unfinished projects! I need discipline! But it seems like it’s working out well for you, since you made so many beautiful things for your vacation! It’s quite inspiring. Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Well, it is like being on a diet: you are not allowed to start something new which makes you want to start something new immediately πŸ˜‰

    I try to limit myself to one big knit (at the moment a cardigan), a smaller one (I started a lace shawl which is suppossed to take some time, isn’t it?) and a maximum of two small side projects like socks or, planned throughout the year, hexipuffs. That works alright for me as I get to finish the big project at some point and if I want something new I just have to finish a relatively quick knit and can start some new small thing.

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