Thursday, November 10, 2005

I'm not the only one!

There's something I must write about. No pictures this time, because I'm too ashamed to show what I suffer from: Startitis! I keep starting knitties and must have about five UFO's by now. Plus plans to start fifteen more.
I have been wondering why I do this, but I have no idea at all. BUT... I googled the term Startitis and guess what? There are loads of kntting women around who suffer from the same thing. So I'm definitely not alone in this! Now I still have to read all those blogs to find out if someone has found the origin of this aberration. But first I am going to start another scarf (or ten)...

9 Comments:

Blogger Mary-Lou said...

You really ren't the only one, but make sure you keep going till the very end before you stop ...!

I know the feeling well (honest!) but you have to finish, or you are doomed to have thousands of carrier bags hanging about the house ... (this is familiar, I have children - and they can never find anything!)

4:54 PM  
Blogger Harvest Moon said...

Thanks for your reaction, Mary-Lou! It's so hard to finish anything because starting new things is so much more interesting. And i have quite a few carrier bags hanging around already. Luckily I live on my own, so I'm not really bothering anyone with them. But I must confess I tend to hide them a bit when my boyfriend comes to stay. I feel so stupid sometimes :(

5:59 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Hi. About the only time I actually finish projects (and feel inordinately proud of myself for doing so) is when Christmas comes around and I am doing them as presents. Most of the projects I've finished have ended up as presents. Like you, I love buying new projects and now have an unfinished applique quilt (tree of life design) that I started, I dunno, sometime in 1997? And it sits in its carrier bag gathering dust. All that beauty, wasted.

On another note, I think you will LOVE The Artist's Way. I am a huge fan of Julia Cameron and have just finished reading "Letters to a young artist".

1:28 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I'm planning a finishing-frenzy sometime soon, when the carrier bags get collected together in one place and shame me into sorting them out.

Yes, yes, very soon, honest. But first I have to start knitting another face cloth.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Harvest Moon said...

I am currently finishing a lot of scarves because I want to sell them at a fair next week. I promised myself that after that I will finish all my WIP's first, before I start on a new project. I do hope I'll manage to keep this promise...

9:32 AM  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

You can add me to the list of startitis sufferers. I solved the problem of carrier bags all over the place by buying a really nice basket that was already lined with some nice material for only £9.99. It's big enough to hold my started projects in their separate bags which I then cover up with some of my nicer yarn stash. Looks really pretty in the sitting room and gets lots of favourable comments from visitors. I tell them it's a stash basket. Good job they don't know what's underneath! :-)
Hazel

10:56 AM  
Blogger Harvest Moon said...

That's a great solution to the WIP and UFO problem! Unfortunately I can't leave my yarn stash in the livingroom, because I have a cat who loves playing around with wool and unfinished knitting projects...

10:31 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

So,startitis is when you have a BRILLIANT idea that you simply must try out??
I know just what you mean.........it's the mountains of WiPs and UFOs that cause problems.
Many of these bright ideas migrate from sewing room to cupboard to carton and re-appear ages later when I least expect it.
Like jenn,Christmas seems to be the time when projects get completed!

3:19 AM  
Blogger Harvest Moon said...

At the moment I have three WIP's on my needles: a clapotis, a skninny scarf in novelty yarn (almost finished) and a curly whirly in red mohair. Oh, and the very first beginning of a freeform cardi. I recently bought a book with really cute crochet hats, so I'm almost dieing to start one, but until now I have refrained from doing so. I promised myself I can only start a new project when I finished one of the scarves, sigh... And I expect Scarf Style will drop into my mailbox next week, with the famous Spiral Scarf pattern. Uh Oh...

10:57 PM  

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