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« on: March 07, 2006 02:05:00 PM »

I'm working on a filet pillow cover right now and while I loved doing the front because it was interesting and challenging, I'm having terrible trouble staying motivated on the back.  The back is 37 rounds of open mesh, which means you just go around and around and around...

I'm wondering - when you are working on a 'boring' project, how do you stay motivated to finish your project?

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006 02:31:22 PM »

Absolutely nothing, which is why I have so many unfinished projects. haha, I started a blanket.. simply granny square blanket.. when I first learned to crochet a few years ago. It's still not done. I did get a lot of progress on it, though, this past week when I was stuck in the car driving from Michigan to Florida.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006 02:34:45 PM »

Oh gee, you're a lot of help  Wink  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006 02:36:43 PM »

haha, anytime Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006 02:55:06 PM »

I have 2 or 3 or 4 going at once and alternate. 

Right now I have 3 totes and a tie that I'm working on.  One tote is in hdc and I plan to felt it.  It's boring and a good movie-watching project.  One is waiting on handles.  The other just needs a few more rows and handles.  The necktie is in thread and hard on my hands, not to mention hard on the eyes. It's a good busy-work project for waiting rooms.

I commit to going back and finishing stuff, even if it takes months.  But, I get bored with big projects or a new one catches my eye and I need to take a short break. 

If you let yourself off the hook, no pun intended Grin, about having only one project at a time, you might find that you finish more of them. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006 04:58:51 PM »

I make myself finish whatever I'm doing before I start anything else.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006 05:01:49 PM »

i'm always way more motivated to finish something when it's for me. idk why and that's probably no help at all. but i finished fingerless gloves for myself in 2 nights while i just eventually gave up on making them for a friend after like a month.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006 06:52:27 PM »

I also only allow myself one project at a time....though right now I'm semi-breaking that rule, #2 was supposed to be a quickie but it isn't, so I'm going back to #1 and finishing then and then back to #2.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006 07:37:21 PM »

I usually work on the boring projects when I want to pay more attention to something else I am doing, like watching a movie that I haven't seen before, or in a meeting, or at a get together with friends.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006 08:08:19 PM »

my husband and i have a deal that i don't buy any new supplies until i finish my current project. my motivation is new stuff! although probably not helpful, since i don't crochet, but i figure motivation is motivation.
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