Karen has a new quiz and I’m on it!
1. Are you a one project at a time crafter or do you like a variety to suit your mood?
2. Do you reward yourself along the way with a new project after reaching a certain goal?
3. How do you decide which project to work on? Do you require that you work on a less loved project before you work on the one that is really firing you up?
4. How do you know you have too many things going at one time? If you had to chose between a project that is nearly done and a new exciting one which would you pick? Are you a process crafter or a project crafter?
Here are my answers:
1. No limits here. I always have a variety of projects going. But I have to have at least one or two mindless stockinette projects at hand.
2. Occasionally I feel overwhelmed or guilty about the number of my works in progress (WIPs – I’m throwing in explanations for readers who don’t get the knitting lingo) and I might try to finish something and reward myself. But most of the time I just ignore the number of my WIPs, because it’s my hobby, not my job. I said it’s my hobby, not my job. (I can’t hear you!) I said hobby not job! Is this thing on?
3. No requirements about what I have to work on other than I should enjoy myself.
4a. I always have too many projects on the needles. It’s my MO.
4b. I almost always pick the new exciting project rather than resentfully finishing something that isn’t bringing me joy.
4c. I’m a combination of product and process crafter. The finished object (FO) is definitely motivation, but if I’m not going to enjoy the knitting, I’d better not cast on. I have decided to knit the Arrowhead Cardigan (Ravelry link) which is colorwork with steeks (when you cut the knitting to add finishing, in this case the front bands), and it’s rated advanced. Now I’m wondering where I’m going to get the head space to make it.
Feel free to answer in the comments or if you’re answering on your blog leave a link so we can all read your thoughts on project management.
A friend of mine posted this (YouTube link) and it made me smile so I’m sharing it here. Warning: adult language and ear worm, but pleasurable ear worm, especially right now.