So, I have this problem with starting lots of projects all at the same time, and then never finishing them. I usually like to have a couple of projects going at the same time so I can keep one in my purse, one at home, one in the car, etc. I knew I had a lot of unfinished projects lurking in various hiding places, but until I actually sat down and counted all of them did I realize the severity of my problem.
Apparently, as of 9 PM last night, I had 16 works-in-progress (WIPs). 16.
After feeling ashamed at myself on the inside for several minutes, I managed to make a list and set my mind to finish these projects before I start something else. Someone I found through Ravelry was starting a contest on her blog to motivate people to go as long as possible on finishing up WIPs without starting anything new. Nothing like a prize to motivate me to do something. So my goal is to at least whittle down the list of 16 to a more manageable and sane number without starting anything new. I’m going to be realistic by saying that I don’t think I’ll be able to finish all 16 without starting something new, but I’m optimistic that I can get the list narrowed down substantially.
So I guess you could say that I have a strong case of Finishitis (definition: insaitable desire to finish projects to the point of either insanity or completion, whichever one comes first).
Last night I managed to finish one project after I made my WIP List, and I finished 2 more today. Currently my tally is: Finished–3, Remaining–13.