This summer has been busy for me. First adjusting to the the lifestyle of
semi-retirement. Part of this semi-retirement comes with more time, and to
fill this time I started a few projects.
My problem is if I go on Raverly, pick up latest "Knitting Traditions" I feel as if I HAVE to try that pattern out. I end up with 5 or 6 started projects but no ends.
Being slightly ADHD here, I have come to conclusions that the best is for me to complete one project in total. However difficult this might be, and part of this has been focus. I tend to see the project finished by the pictures etc, however I do not somehow attach that with my work. Life at times for me has no end. So the job here is to focus on the end itself.
Knitting has taught me a bit more about this. I have learned whenever I see a project on Raverly or elsewhere I can file it for future use. It will be there for me. I do not have to have it started at this point.
So what I have done is taken all my recent projects placed them carefully away from the chair in the living room, then keeping one project near the chair allow myself to say its ok. I have the others filed away, Nothing wrong with going back(however on some patterns especially lace this can be a problem)
And so far this has worked! I managed to finish my tea cozy and almost finishing up on West's Samen shaw. (endless series of garter stitches) I then feel a real sense of accomplishment! I also tend to hurry when i have several going at the same time. (and you all know what happens when you hurry especially with lace) This forces me to slow down and enjoy each purl, knit and stitch I do.
Sorry for the rambling, but I have really noticed over the time how helpful knitting has been for me