Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Startitis: Is There a Cure?

Some months ago, I came across a group on Ravelry discussing the topic, "How many projects do you have going at once?"

I am amazed that there are some people who can do one project at a time, or maybe two or three, and they finish them before starting seven others.

It turns out that I'm not alone in coming down with Startitis on a regular basis.  There are others like me who have at least twenty projects going on hooks, needles, spinning wheels, looms, sewing machines, or all of the above.

Right when I think I have my project queue under control, it seems there is a new class or workshop happening.  For example, here's another result of the Rami Kim fabric folding workshop I took:


I almost got sucked into making more of these cute kimonos, but I couldn't decide what fabrics I wanted to use, so I was spared further Starting (or was that Continuing?) and got back to a project I was already working on.

I sometimes think I'll choose, say, three projects out of my enormous queue of UFOs and WIPs (UnFinished Objects and Works In Progress), and that I will work only on those until they are done.  Hilarious, right?

Then a quilt show happens, or a stop at a fabric shop, with shopping-enabling friends, and Startitis resurfaces.  (The Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour is coming up this weekend!  Yikes!)

I used to keep track of how many projects I have going at once.  I lost count about six years ago.  I gave up.  It's exponential growth.  They're like bunny rabbits.

No matter how many projects I finish, with major Startitis outbreaks reoccurring as often as pollen allergies, or backaches when it's cold outside, it is impossible to keep track unless one wants to make it a full-time job, which I don't.  If I kept track, it would take time away from trying to finish all those dang projects!

There is no known cure for Startitis.  Some people have it, some people don't.  But apparently it's contagious!  All my friends have it!


1 comment:

  1. You are so not alone in the world. I've had startitis for years and Ravelry has made it worse by tempting me with new patterns every day! And then there's all the gorgeous yarn in the world....

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