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Old 01-15-2009, 09:42 AM   #11
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I've finished two smaller projects while still "working" on a baby blanket. I'm about to start another one (or two!) because I just can't help myself. I'm especially bad if I have time to spare, like with the blanket that doesn't have to be ready until March. I simply cannot make myself focus on it when there are so many pretty things to make!
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:07 AM   #12
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And Ravelry only makes it worse. I narrowed down my queue from over 500 (more projects than I could probably ever knit in 3 lifetimes) to just over 100 (still way too many).
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #13
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Well, you better get on working. He he. Knittinf xan drive you crazy once you've realized that you have like 8 projects OTN. (I've been browsing the website.) Just try to limit your cravings.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:44 PM   #14
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That is not ADD, That is Enthusiasm!
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In the last 3 days I have started a square for my aran afghan a sock(I only completed the toe increases) yesterday I started a stashgan because I read the Jauary KAL and was ispired,the worst part is I have yarn coming in the mail to make my husbands aunt a scarf and hat that I will to get on right away what is wrong with me???Why can't I just stay focused

Three, soon to be five projects? That's not ADD, you are just enthusiastic about the so many wonderful patterns you have found!

Hey, if you're new to knitting or newly returned to knitting or just found new patterns it like a duck to water, there is never enough!

I found that as many sets of needles I have that is about how many projects I'm likely to start. Knitting is still "new" to me so there is much adventure in learning a new stitch or pattern or method. I just want to try them all!

On the bright side, if you get tired of one project, you have several other projects for you to pick up and run with for a change of pace.

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Old 01-22-2009, 04:47 PM   #15
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That is true Jack.I finished the scarf and hat and have already ordered more yarn for another sweater and as of 45 minutes ago cast on for another hat,the socks have been frogged because I can't decide what pattern I want to use and the stashgan is slowly growing......aaaggghh I'm gettting dizzy!
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I only just now decided to take some of my projects off the list. The mohair scarf for my sister is going to wait until I can get the tension just a bit prettier. The cheap but cheerful neckwarmer is on permanent hold. All efforts are now going into swatching for a some day something or other for my partner (he can't stand wool, so I'm trying non-wool fibres out with a ball of each yarn and a small project), the glorious lace tunic I just got the yarn for this morning (one teensy little sleeve done!), and my first top down sweater, for which I'm waiting for the pattern to arrive but have the yarn already.

Even when I'm focusing, I've got multiple projects. Sad.
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Knitters and ADD?
I have ADD too, but I have noticed that knitters, like serious readers, have more than one thing going at a time. On another board I read someone's New Year's resolution to be a more "serial monogamy" kind of knitter, LOL. Good luck with that...

So, I don't think that ADD has anything to do with whether or not you knit one thing at a time. I know that what I exhibit as "symptoms" of ADD (trouble knowing where to start on big projects, procrastination, being easily distracted, chronic, debilitating disorganization, becoming easily overwhelmed, etc.) don't really apply to my knitting or any of my other creative endeavors. Knitters are creative people and limiting oneself to one project at a time is just masochistic. I am always keeping my eye out for the next thing to add to my ever-growing stash of yarn and book collection. If anything, knitting has taught me patience and tenacity when working on projects and learning new techniques.

So many fibers, so little time!
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