Have you ever wondered why you have so many WIPs (work-in-progress) projects going at the same time? Or that you’ve completed most of the work, but just never weaved in those ends or sewed on that button? I’ve been thinking about this for a while, trying to figure out why this happens to me. I really don’t like having a lot of projects bags lying around with uncompleted items that I would love to wear, use or give away. So here are my top 5 reasons (excuses) why I have so many WIPs and my decision to finish them up and have vowed not start anything new until I’ve completed them (hopefully).
#1) Boredom – at a certain point in the project, usually 75% to 90% done, I can tell if it is turning out how I envisioned. Hence, I don’t need to finish it and then I’m bored with it and want to start something else.
#2) Size of WIP – if it’s a small project, I can take it with me to work on at soccer games or riding in the car. If it’s a large item, I prefer to work on it at home.
#3) Inspiration – seeing all kinds of awesome projects on social media has my head spinning sometimes. I want to make everything, in lots of colors!
#4) Yarn – finding a pretty color or fiber that you just have to have, and then starting another project – just because.
#5) Stitches – working on your favorite stitch, some crochet stitches take a lot of concentration and some you can make on auto-pilot. Depending on your environment at the time could depend on which project you work on.
I know many people who enjoy crafting of all sorts have this same “problem.” It’s not a bad thing really, I just need to be organized and try to keep it to a few open projects at a time. I’ve gotten my yarn WIPs out this week and spread them all over the living room to see what I have and what I want to finish and what I’m going to get rid of or frog. Here are some of my WIPs that I’m trying to get complete so I can start some more asap!
Now back to those WIPs waiting to be finished.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day,