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Old 04-01-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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I need to start a new project
I'm bored with my knitting project, so I guess I'll whine here instead.
I'm knitting a dishcloth that I just can't get around to finishing. I should throw it away and start something else, but that's not being frugal.
My deceased m-i-l was an avid crafter. You could open a craft store with all the stuff in her basement. One thing she didn't do was knit, which I do. She crocheted. Anyway...I have a box full of crochet thread. I thought I would knit dishcoths out of the thread. So I bought size 3 knitting needles and using two strands of thread, went to work. This is taking forever, and I'm bored with it.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
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I always move on to something else when I feel that way about any one piece of work. I will either go back to it later, or frog it and do something else with the yarn.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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I would set it aside and just do a row now and then. Eventually you'll finish and have a useful project. Or you could frog it.

I've always got several projects going at one time in addition to one bigger project. It's hard to remain monogamous to your knitting and it's common thing with knitters.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:28 PM   #4
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You're right, of course. I thought by staying on only one project that it would force me to finish it. Instead, I find every excuse not to be knitting.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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Washcloths are great things to take along to knit while waiting places. You don't need a pattern. Knit something you want while at home and take along the washcloth when you leave the house.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
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I get bored working on the same project, too. No matter how disciplined I try to be, I always have several projects going at once.

Right now, I have handles to finish on a tote, a pair of orange socks, a cowl for a gift. Tuesday I finished a helmet liner for the troups that was part of a charity knitting project I started on Sunday. And didn't realize they needed it back by Tuesday. So I set everything else aside to get it done. Needless to say, my knitting table is a cluttered mess. A happy mess, but still a mess.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #7
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If you are trying to use up the crochet cotton, maybe a summer camisole?
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:37 PM   #8
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Thanks again! Maybe just a little here and a little there and I'll finally get done.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:45 PM   #9
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Not exactly on the topic, but I am interested in the yarndolly. Would you share where that comes from? Is there a pattern somewhere? I would love to make one.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:45 AM   #10
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Yup, when I'm working on something I'm not enjoying I challenge myself to do 5 rows a day, or a pattern repeat a day or something like that. That way I know it will eventually get done, but it gives me permission to work on something else I enjoy too.
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