Yesterday I mentioned my procrastination problem. Some days I'm afraid I might have a terminal case, and one of the symptoms is what I call 'project ADD'. Also referred to as "startitis", this is an altogether too common crafter's affliction.
To wit: I currently have 16 knit/crochet WIPs entered on Ravelry. This number doesn't include the projects I'm spinning for, or the projects I've started a page for but haven't actually started yet, and it doesn't include the other 10 projects (that I can find) that never even got entered into my projects page! I'm drowning in UFOs - & this is just the knitting & crochet projects!
Also on my plate: testing my warping board made with love by Cole to dye self-striping sock yarn; spinning for 3 overdue handspun swaps; drop-spindling the yarn for my Spinner's Lead shawl & Hatsie; 555 items in my Ravelry queue; finishing 2008 AND 2009 xmas gifts (sheesh); 3 partially-completed embroidery projects; sewing a needle roll; writing patterns for 3 of my designs... Will it never end???
How do you choose/manage your projects? I need to re-think my strategy for crafty to-do'ing. Having this many projects -- abandoned or looming -- is waaay more stress than a hobby is worth.
I've decided that 2010 will be the year of the crafting equivalent of fish or cut bait: time to Finish or Frog! This week I'll start culling from the "suitcase of forgotten dreams" - at the very least, I'll get some "new" yarn to add to my stash. First up on the block: Valentine Elf-Topper.