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Old 02-25-2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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Most projects at once?
Since I joined this board, I've gotten really excited about all kinds of new patterns and new knitting techniques. Today I started a swatch for my other girlfriend's baby blanket, and I started something in the round that will either be a sock or a preemie hat, depending on when I get tired of knitting it. Last night I started a scarf for St. Patricks day for me, and I'm about 3/4 of the way done with my first baby blanket.

So that's four projects at once, assuming I don't cast on for something else soon. :rofling: And I've only been knitting for a month! What's the most amount of projects you've had on the needles at once? Now, what's the most projects that you've had on the needles and been actively working on at once? (I'm assuming that more than one project has lain inactive for months with some people here...)
On the needles: Falling Leaves Socks, Punkin Hats, Artful Afgan and another waterlily for a friend of mine (on hold until I feel like working with that yarn again)

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Jack Skellington baby afghan
Finished: Warm Up America Square, Basketweave Baby Blanket (now to ship it), Massachusetts Dishcloth for the Yarn Harlot, Homeless Hat
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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Right now I have 4...and I do have some socks on needles that I haven't touched in a long time...
Knitting (Hardly): Nashua Surplice Lace Top, Clapotis ,RPM socks in STR (Cobalt Bloom), Blue Sky Wrap in BS Alpaca and Silk Champagne
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #3
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I find I have less than I used to. I always felt distracted, knowing I had too many going. I do have one that can be considered inactive, two sweaters, one just about done--need to look for the buttons I bought :rollseyes: , one that needs a few more inches of body. I have a scarf that I carry around, too. The list of "I'm gonnas" is out of control, though!
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:56 PM   #4
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Right now I only have two projects going. The biggy is a dress for my granddaughter. Must finish it before she grows too big for it when it's finished.
The other is about half finished: booties for my dining chairs so they don't scuff the new floor DH just finished laying. Almost 8 booties done, 8 more to go. They make a good project for when I can't work on the dress. Have to wait until dogs are settled for the evening. The yorkie is likely to jump into my lap and get mud on my project.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:02 PM   #5
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After Christmas, I trimmed back. I currently have OTN:

Momstrosity supersize booga bag-tote
Noro sweater.

I plan on starting as soon as momstrosity bag is done:

Malabrigo socks and Noro Silk Garden scarf so I can have portable projects, and then finishing up the Noro sweater.

I then have a whole spreadsheet of projects to start - I did a triage this afternoon to see exactly what I wanted to do in what order!

I find I get cranky if I have too much OTN. I feel like I am getting nowhere fast.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:23 PM   #6
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After Christmas I had to take a break lol.. I took all the knitted gifts in to WV and came home with 3 people wanting scarves I couldn't even make myself and it seemed alot of my knitting time disapperead after Christmas now its back and I have my little girl's Easter dress going, just finished her a sweater that went really fast, I have CO to my son's sweater, and a sock...

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Old 02-25-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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I'm forcing myself to finish some before casting on for more. As recently as last weekend I had seven projects actively going, plus I was trying to spin some yarn. Of those, I finished one complete project (including felting), finished the first of two mittens and added length to my Knitting Olympics project (which is nowhere near getting done). I need more than one thing going b/c I take my knitting everywhere, but not all of my projects are that portable. But I'm really trying to limit myself now so that I can actually finish something and feel that accomplishment.
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:37 PM   #8
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I think the most I have had OTN was around 7 projects. But now I have less..

I think:

1 sock
1 scarf
half of a blanket
1 easy sock
1 preemie hat

is all I have now, I don't know though.
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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I probably have 7 UFO's that have been abandoned for awhile & 2 that I am currently working on. Gee's I didn't think it was that many.

The 2 I am currently working on are 1) a mohair scarf that I ran out of wool for - just bought another skien at the craft market today & 2) a courtelle basic jumper/sweater I am making for my 4 year old son.

I think for me it is good to have a couple of projects, 1 more complicated (by my personal standards as I am a slow learner) for doing when I can concentrate and something really straight-forward and portable for doing while I watch TV or attend a meeting.

As far as the other 6 UFO's go: 3 are plain scarves I got bored with (2 of them in ugly yarn), 1 is my first ever shrug which I can't quite figure out how to sew up - dunno if I made a mistake when knitting it but I can't figure out which way the sleeves go, another is a plain raglan jumper for my daughter which I just have to sew up- can do that easily enough but not in a rush as I know it will be too big for her, another jumper for my daughter where I stuffed up my first attempt ever of knitting a neckband (have sewn the wrong seam) and somehow made the arms too short - they probably will end at her elbows. I also need to finish a mohair jumper I started making for myself about 18 months ago when I first started knitting again - I keep putting it off as I got discouraged by the mess I made of my daughters jumper with the neckband & sleeve. Which is silly seeing as how I have since made other tops for my daughter and a jacket/cardi (no buttons though) for myself that turned out ok.

I tend to be a cautious knitter. In between bigger projects I like to return to scarves for stress-free non-thinking knitting.
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:51 AM   #10
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I don't like to have a lot going on at once. I'm too anxious to finish something, and if I have a lot of projects going I don't feel like I'm making any progress on any of them. Right now, I have a felted fish on the needles for my son- I haven't worked on it very much recently- it won't take me long once I sit down and really work on it, so that's my goal for this week. I would say that the most I have had going on at once is 3-4 projects. The list of things I'd like to knit, or have yarn for, of course is much, much longer!!
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