Yes, that is me a polygamist, and definitely unrepentant!
Hey, do not get too excited! I am talking about my knitting projects and my crochet projects, and my beading projects.
It happens very rarely that I concentrate on one project exclusively not becouse someone or something prevents me from it, but becouse that is not the case. I am simply bored with working on just one thing. I need the change or I get very bored and loose the pleasure in my creations.
Another reason for my polygamy is that I need to concentrate and often need to count when I crochet. This means that I do not enjoy being interrupted when I do it. So I work on my crochet projects when my kids are not around and I can give myself over to the simple pleasure of the movements of the hook through the loops and movement of the yarn through my fingers.
On the other hand when my kids are home and another one pops through my door (or the window if they are outside) I can happily knit on simpler projects that do not take up much space in my head. Here the stitch markers rescue me from irritation at the interactions and save me from making mistakes.
And of course I need a project (or two) for knitting on the go. Something that I can just shove in my bag and knit on while in line to the check out at the grocery store, while waiting for the bus or while riding in it, and even in the taxi. Yes, I have finaly been able to conquer the expectation of something dire happening to us while the taxi driver takes sharp turns while holding the phone with one hand and waiving another for emphasis. All that at breakneck speed in town where in over a year I am yet to find a street that runs straight.
So what am I working on now?
Well, at this point I got three active projects in progress.
I have finished crocheting most of the back on my Summer Vest and, since the first skein of yarn has run out I decided to start making the fronts. This way I will be able to try it on as I crochet.
And I am (slowly but surely) making progress on my Fuzzy Pink Elephant. I estimate that I have finished about half of the body. Now the stuffing problems begins to loom. I need to find something, if not I might just shred a skein of some horrible plastic yarn to improvise stuffing.
Last, but not least I have started working on a skirt for DD #4. I want to make it very simple, something that even a determined beginner can knit. I am using very pretty yarn. It is Panda Wool, by Crystal Palace – 51% Bamboo, 39% Wool, 10% Nylon. In colors Saffron and Circus. The yarn is a pleasure to knit with, but I would not make socks with it. It just does not have enough memory and tends to hang loose – which is a big plus for the skirt.
All in all I am not suffering from project polygamy – I am enjoying it!