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Sep 13, 2018 23:42:37   #
leesadupree
 
tmvasquez wrote:
I never knit for money. It then becomes a job and isn’t fun any more. I also try not to have more then 3 wips at a time. It is hard to go by your rule of only having one thing on the needles because I have grandchildren who ask for things and I of course drop everything else In order to keep them happy.😀


 
Sep 14, 2018 00:57:56   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
jditlin wrote:
What JJ said. Except my friend is getting all my stash, tools, and ufo's when I'm gone.
My only friends already have more of those than they know what to do with. To Goodwill - right across the street - it will all go.
Sep 14, 2018 01:05:09   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
petey49 wrote:
I also try to alternate a crochet project and a knitting project. Each craft uses different muscles, tendons and nerves. I am hoping to reduce the chances of injury.
I add KP to my rotation; time spent online also reduces stress on those important muscles, tendons, and nerves.
Sep 14, 2018 01:11:26   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Knitanddance wrote:
30 years, good to know there are others like me! I started knitting 20 years ago and gave one unfinished sweater to Goodwill still on the needles along with the directions. I didn't like the yarn enough to use for something else. I have unfinished cross-stitch and knitting projects that I still like and want to finish eventually. I also don't feel obligated to finish reading a book if I don't like it.
THAT was been the hardest ingrained 'rule' for me to break. From a non-stop reader, I am now all but a non-reader! I've even begun giving away books I never did get around to reading, and books I had read and probably won't reread. And the partially-read books in the box beside my bed will be the next to go.
Sep 14, 2018 01:14:28   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
KateLyn11 wrote:
... I love seeing how others organize all things knitting...including their time.
Organization is among those skills I seem to have left behind upon retirement.
Sep 14, 2018 01:15:35   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
mattapoisett5 wrote:
I am 86 and going strong yes I have at the present time 4 projects going always have it is a great surprise when I go to the unfinished project and it is usually three quarters done
That's happened to me more than once!!
 
Sep 14, 2018 01:28:53   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
crochetknit Deb wrote:
But what if your gauge should increase/decrease by 50%?
Were it a fitted garment, gauge is important. For an item that's going to be draped over a non-linear person, gauge is far less than important. I bought a huge crocheted blanket - rolled up and taped - for $15. I hadn't a clue of its size, but its weight represented more yarn than the price could buy. I had intended unravelling it upon our arrival in Syria for that year's three-month visit. Once washed, I folded it ... or tried to. It's very hard to neatly fold a trapezoid. Once we got to our house in Latakia, I laid it out on the bed. It's bigger than that king-size bed! So, I studied the stitching very carefully. Same number of stitches at beginning and at end. No variation of stitches across at any point. No knots. No errors that I could spy. So, our bed there has a very heavy, very warm, mostly orange, crocheted blanket. To my thinking, the person who made it never noticed that her gauge had relaxed as she went along. In the long run, it made no difference. Who cares if a blanket or shawl isn't perfectly symmetrical? Only judges of competitions. The body kept warm doesn't care if the shape keeping it warm is perfect.
Sep 14, 2018 07:36:38   #
AgeNoLimit
 
Don't have any WIPs. I've been trying to start a WIP. Can't make up my mind on pattern, and need to work it out to use the yarn I have on hand. I have two that I am considering for a top down blouse.

My current project was to clean out my kitchen pantry of expired items. MY DH loves to shop and had bags of nuts and cookies never used, plus spices I intended to use but never did. Did that in time for garbage pick up. Now it is an excess of storage containers, that's for next week. I have put a few out on my husband work bench that I thought he might use for storage.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Sep 14, 2018 16:15:43   #
Nanasox
 
If I'm working on something large, I like to have a smaller project to work on in car, or at doctors office. Preferably something that doesn't take too much concentration. My only rule is I finish what I start. I'm limiting buying more yarn until I finish some planned projects. I want to do so many Things for Christmas, but probably wont grt them all done. I'm not a fast knittee.
Sep 14, 2018 16:15:46   #
Nanasox
 
If I'm working on something large, I like to have a smaller project to work on in car, or at doctors office. Preferably something that doesn't take too much concentration. My only rule is I finish what I start. I'm limiting buying more yarn until I finish some planned projects. I want to do so many Things for Christmas, but probably wont grt them all done. I'm not a fast knittee.
Sep 25, 2018 20:30:48   #
Irene P (a regular here)
 
Yes, never start a project that will not be finished in a reasonable time - and be sure there is enough yarn to finish it. I do have 3 WIP - one at home, one for when my husband drives, and another for my crafters' meetings once a week ( I help members with their projects and come up with some knitting or crocheting ideas to share with them).
 
Sep 25, 2018 20:45:13   #
Irene P (a regular here)
 
cattdages wrote:
This is a good rule! I would expand it - only knit once for people who don't appreciate it, regardless of what they say!


I'll agree with this comment. I also knit or crochet for one person once if her dog is allowed the "chew on it". This happened twice. He chewed up the doily I crocheted for her and the socks she asked me to knit for him. Never again!!
Sep 28, 2018 09:47:38   #
Hat Woman
 
I call it a "Phase" currently have 5 sweaters with no sleeves, just so boring!
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