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« on: November 26, 2008 10:53:09 AM »

Hey just out of curiosity, do any of you have problems starting a project but NEVER getting around to finishing them?

I have about 6 baby projects I have started, just sitting in my knitting basket, that I can't seem to find the motivation to finish.

Even the fact that the things I am knitting are for my sister in-laws baby, which is due Jan 9th.


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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008 11:07:07 AM »

Totally.  I experience burn-out annually after Christmas is over and anything I've started before that period just sits there.  I knit a ton for Christmas and can't bring myself to do anymore for a few months.  I started a sock last year before Christmas that I just finished this month.  I feel you.

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008 05:06:46 PM »

I think we all experience that ... I will suddenly, then, get the mojo back and finish all the projects in a jiffy - one thing that gets me going on them again sometimes is the fact that I need the needle that one item happens to be on! Or i want to get new yarn to start a new project but have promised myself I will NOT until I finish at least one of the projects on needles.

Just let it sit ... until you're ready to complete them ... baby will get so many things at birth, your knitted gifts will be more appreciated if they come by themselves, later!

« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008 05:25:29 PM »

My problem is I finish the knitting but don't get around to blocking and weaving in the ends and sewing bits together till months later.

Actually though, I'm currently knitting scarves for Christmas presents and they are lovely but the pattern is so simple - it's a two row lacy pattern repeat and it's so mindless.  I like a few cables or something that require a bit of thought, otherwise I get bored.  And I've got another two of them to go.

« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2008 03:37:01 AM »

Oh yes, I begin something because it gets me excited, but then I get excited by something else before the first project is finished. And the more I'm on Ravelry and Craftster, the more it happens, because I'm exposed to more beautiful and exciting ideas...

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