Earlier this year, I said “Enough!” to the unfinished projects in my craft space. A finished sock and its unfinished mate, a half-completed hat, and other random swatches went into the trash. It was liberating!
I vowed to devote myself to a single project at a time, and the results have been pretty amazing. However, working on a single project at a time has also become pretty monotonous.
Hmm, mono-gamous mono-tonous.
While at times I can get so bored with a project, I am so proud that I can perservere through it and have a finished project to show for it. Had I allowed myself to become distracted with the next newest pattern, I would have another basket of unfinished and unloved projects that would likely get tossed aside and thrown away.
I admit on my last project I wanted a break from the never-ending stockinette stitch, but I stuck to my rule of knitting “at least two rows a day.” Less than one week later, it was done. I was able to move on to the next project guilt-free.
I don’t see myself straying from any of the knitting projects on my current to-do list. Especially this next one. Never mind the curious little hands in the photograph, this one’s for me.
Are you a monogamous knitter like me? Of If you knit more than one project at a time, how do you stay focused – and – how do you justify it?