Thursday, October 17, 2013

Starting Stuff

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I have got startitis, got it bad.  I must somehow imagine that I can make three quilts at one time, and that starting a second sweater and an eighth scarf is a good way to get anything done.  But there are so many good ideas out there!  The only thing standing between me and that new dress is the lack of a 20” zipper and the distracting clamor of all the other fun things I could be working on.  There’s this, which I want to start right this minute, and which I just found, just now, while I was looking for the link for something else.  Note to self:  finish some stuff. 

18 comments:

  1. Oh, I have it bad, too! A stole, a shawl, a Henry's Rabbit, a jumper and a pair of fingerless mitts, plus fabric purchased for a quilt...

    Manu is such a lovely pattern (I've been eyeing it myself) - will look forward to seeing your version. And the quilts - those piles of fabric look awfully enticing!

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  2. Me too! Startitis clearly knows no boundaries! I feel like I need another couple pairs of hands! Where to start!!!!

    Your fabric just looks totally delish!!!

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  3. Oh dear I think I have about 5 or 6 or perhaps 9, I have truly lost count, different crochet WIPs on the go right now. Plus a baby blanket gift that I still haven't woven ends into yet and the baby is 3 months old! I have way too many things on the go but I would so loooove to start a hexie blanket right about now too. You are in good company!

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  4. I hear that! I've been really bad with the start-all-the-things-itis.

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  5. I am so the same way!! I have so many things going and so many I find it's crazy. I think maybe it might be creativitis..at least it explains all the projects I have going.

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  6. I have the same problem. I crochet, sew, and quilt Plus make jewelry. You should see the mess I have. Had to clean it up so I could decide what I can do next. Ha ha.I find sometimes if I put all the projects away where I cannot see them and focus on one thing I can get more done. That is until I get on line and look at the patterns again and here we go again.
    New follower from Blackberry Winter Crafts.
    Donna L.

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  7. I find the only way to finish a project is to cut myself off completely from blogging, pinterest, any website, any magazine and any book, so there is no outside influences to prompt a new attack of startitis. Even then it is hard, as the old creative braincells just don't stop coming up with new ideas do they????
    Loving the colours of the fabrics you have temptingly piled up ready......
    You are not alone!
    Gill xx

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  8. I like to kid myself that if I haven't actually started a project that I am only working on one thing, but for one thing, I already have more than one thing on the go, for another I stop what I am doing and do other "little" things, and then I have the stash of stuff for the "next" project, so I'm always several things ahead in my mind even if they aren't actually lying around the place half done.

    I know people say a messy desk is a sign of a messy mind, I say that it is a sign of a creative mind, and I would rather be creative! xx

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  9. Me too! I've got it too! That' ok. We'll get all done, right girls?? Yes! And we will have fun doing it, and make someone else very happy with what we finish! xxoo. JO

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  10. Startitis....good name for it, I'm in rehab for it and trying NOT to start anything else until I've finished all the UFOs. Be strong...one day at a time :D

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  11. You, Kristen!!! But....but....what about that stack of blankets, and sweaters, and quilts,hats... and... you have completed!!! This is serious!!! Startitis... just say "NO!" to it :)
    Gracie xx

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  12. oh but the sheer joy! i am still giggling over your slouch hat post, so so funny and cute, you are brilliant my friend, a woman of many many talents! can't wait to see your quilts. :)

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  13. Hehehehe!
    Know exactly what you mean.
    Sarah x

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  14. OMG that sweater is absolutely perfect! If I wasnt so intimidated I would knit that sweater! Your fabric selections are wonderful I hope you really do make five quilts as Id love to see them!

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  15. You Kristen? No way!! You are the Queen of the Finished Project. I think it's fun having lots of different projects *on the go* ... lots of different things to stimulate!! And if we're counting I have 19 works in progress ... feeling better?!!

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  16. Oh but it's so fun starting something new. I have lots of projects on the go at a time - my problem is I forget how long something takes to make! X

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  18. Oh my! I have startitis too!!! I have 2 bath mats to complete before Christmas (gifts) 3 sets of dish cloths (gifts), 2 robes to make (all cut..just need to sew them), a nightgown for a friends daughter (also needs to be done by Christmas) and I wanted to crochet slippers for my family for my family (4 pairs) for their stocking stuffers. And now, I can't stop thinking about hand hooking a rug! Oh boy...I sure hope I can get it all done!...lol!!!

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