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chloe_hippy
« on: September 13, 2006 11:58:18 AM »

How many WIP's is too many?

i currently have

3 blankets (2 crochet 1 knit)
2 pairs of slippers
2 sweaters


people around me (co workers, my husband...) are always remarking about how i have so many things on the go..do i really have to much going...should i get rid of some?

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006 12:12:31 PM »

There is no such thing as "too many" Wink

You want my list, at least for as far as I can recall them by heart?

3 prayer shawls
2 bags
3 blankets
pair of socks
scarves (one simple, one HP style)
sweater
a couple of cross stitch projects
and several other things, too, for which I'd need to dig through my stuff in order to remember them all lol

No, if this is how you work best, keep at it. If, however, it stresses you out more then it relaxes you, then you should finish up some of your WIPs. Me, I work on what my mood dictates. Or what  my body will let me do lol.
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chloe_hippy
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006 12:18:43 PM »

thanks naelany that is the kind of response i was looking for, now i can just look at everyone who scoffs and tell them poo-poo lol.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006 12:28:51 PM »

lol always happy to help a fellow knitter Wink. And the only reason they think it's "too much" is either because they don't knit themselves, or they're project knitters
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006 12:37:07 PM »

haha i knit at work and some of my co-workers have asked how many projects i'm working on and if i ever finish any of them LOL. 

i really don't have many, but soon i'll have more
i'm currently working on:
clapotis
anthropologie inspired capalet
the kirsten dunst pithy hat (spiderman version)
a knitted babe
and i'll soon cast on several washcloths and a pillow cover.

i love to knit Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006 12:42:59 PM »

so do I. I think we all do, or we wouldn't have so much on the needles lol
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2006 04:46:58 PM »

I don't even want to think about how many UFOs I have! It's a lot... and most of them are big projects. And I also have yarn for stuff I haven't even started yet.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2006 05:39:45 PM »

Let's see... Right now I'm at a pretty low number of WIPs (for me)

- first of pair of toe-up socks
- Branching Out scarf (has been on the needles for months because I have to be in the right mood/situation to work on it)
- Hello Kitty hat
- ribbed scarf (one of the needles was stolen by gnomes last week)
- crochet afghan
- dishcloth (needs to be ripped back out a bit b/c I ran out of yarn)
- a couple practice socks that will probably never actually get finished

I'm about to start my brother's Christmas socks, my mom's Christmas socks and another dishcloth.

Too many is when you feel like it's just totally overwhelming and not fun anymore. I have a ragin' case of ADHD so I have a ton of things going at any one time to keep from getting bored. That and I need different projects for different moods.
For the next few months I plan to focus on one or two at a time though. I have 5+ pairs of socks, a couple potholders, and a few more washrags to get through for Christmas. Heh. This list was whittled down from total insanty to something  reasonable as long as I start now.

So I'm going to start right.now. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006 05:56:06 PM »

i always have a few things going on. i have a short attention span. i get bored quick. but with something that has a deadline, i make myself drop everything else.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006 06:31:09 AM »

I used to be really down on myself for starting and not finishing things for a long time. But casting on makes me happy! Getting excited about a new project keeps me from getting bored with the others. When I have a lot of different things going in different stages of completion, I can work on whatever type of project I WANT to work on at any given moment. I can seam something together and have the rush of a finished project, I can mindlessly plug away at stockinette sleeves and watch TV, I can focus all my attention on intricate lace socks, or I can flip through patterns daydreaming about what to start next. I mean, it's OUR hobby so we can do whatever makes US happy with it, you know? Grin
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