Do you knit one project at a time or have many on the go at once?

I have a great admiration for people who can start a project and finish it completely without beginning anything else in the meantime. I am not that kind of crafter, I have multiple projects on the go at any one time and will flit from one to the other.

The way we do things is often tied to the theories of Right Brain vs Left Brain. Left Brain people are said to be more methodical and logical. Right Brain people tend to be more creative and imaginative, though I have found throughout the years that people will often have a mixture of both.

Let’s take a look at the advantages of the way you craft.

  • Being able to finish an entire project at a time means you are probably never have the problem of missing instructions, misplaced needles, lost yarn or, in some cases, the child growing out of the garment before it is finished (guilty of this one).
  • Being able to finish one project at a time means you probably don’t have multiple project bags stashed away in cupboards waiting for that spark of enthusiasm to finish the project contained inside. (And, like wire coat hangers, they seem to breed in the dark).
  • Multiple projects mean if you are stuck or bored with a particular projects you can pick up an alternate one and continue on creating (this is me ha ha).
  • Multiple projects can have the advantage of different projects for different situations, ie; a super easy one for working on in the car/train/bus, when travelling as a passenger, a difficult one for when the brains on fire and in peak performance and you are after that challenge, a middle of the road one to keep you engaged at home where you can sit comfortably and enjoy.

Most importantly of all is that, no matter how you work your projects, you do what works best for you. Do not base your sense of achievement on what other people do. So what if you take years to finish a project – as long as you enjoyed the journey and are happy with the finished article it does not matter.

If you like to work start to finish with no deviations – that’s fine too, your sense of satisfaction at a finished project is just the same as a projects that has gone the slow route. Enjoy your work, celebrate your creativity and continue on your own path that gives you the most enjoyment.

Knitting in the Car?

While we are on the subject, of car/travel knitting/crochet projects, What is your favourite kind of project for the car. I am an avid car knitter and like to make anything that I don’t have to keep referring to a pattern and does not involve intricate lace patterns, my favourite type of projects are hats, scarves, socks (turn the heel when not in the car), blankets or simple baby/child jumpers. I Crochet quite a lot but find I do not crochet in the car as I have to concentrate more on where the stitches are and this can lead to car-sickness!

New to the Shop this month is Lang Super Soxx 4 ply

Lang Sock yarn is made in Italy for Lang & Co  –  is perfect for socks but also beanies, gloves, mittens, and other small items. The composition of the yarn is 75% Virgin (traceable) wool & 25 % Nylon.  The Super Soxx yarn is machine washable (40 degrees) and cool tumble dry.

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