I read quite a few knitting blogs, and have also started perusing the occasional quilting blog. It seems that a lot of the knitters have "WIP Wednesday" posts, where they show progress on one project or another. I enjoy those posts, because most of the time, they are moving along at a fairly reasonable pace.
I considered doing that on occasion, but realized that so many of my WIPs stagnate for so long, I could be showing the same photo with the caption "No further progress" every week for weeks on end. Plus, many of my projects exist only on the "someday" level, meaning I have not even bought yarn and/or the actual pattern!
So I have decided that I will post every now and then - sometimes weekly, sometimes not - a "Wednesday Word" post, where I will maybe share WIPs, but where I will write about whatever is taking up residence in my brain that "needs" to leave it and be written.
Here's my first Wednesday Word: WANT TO.**
As in, there are so many things I want to knit right now. I'm working on plenty of things, but geez, do I want to start some other things! I keep thinking to myself that because I have so much yarn, I should really start making more things. Which would be fine, except that for me it becomes a slippery slope to feeling overwhelmed by too many projects. (Here's just one example of a Want To knit.)
How to deal with this? I have decided that I will try to concentrate on things I already hope to make for others as gifts for the rest of the year. I will not pressure myself into thinking I must make gifts for every single person, but rather will work with the ideas for a few things that I've already been considering for a couple of months. Hopefully, this will get the whole I-want-to-start-something impulse under control.
It can't hurt, right?
**Yes, I realize there are two words there. Work with me here, people!