How many projects do you have at a time?

I have ADHD and find it super difficult to finish one project at a time. I find myself bouncing between a few at once. :sweat_smile: Anyone else? :joy: Im trying really hard not to do this so if anyone has any tips i will take them lol!

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i only have about 3 things going at a time, one is usually something time sensitive, something I wanted to do but it can wait, and a long term item I can put back for a while, which after a while can become time sensitive :joy::joy:. I am also ADD, but more than 3 working items gives me anxiety, so that pretty much keeps me from having 6 or more things going at one time ;).

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haha yesss I am the same way! Its like I need the perfect balance between having a couple but not too many otherwise I get overwhelmed and wont want to make any :joy:

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I have like a million :joy: And I start more but end up finishing THOSE ones instead of my really super old ones :rofl: If you’re starting out, here’s my advice to you: DON’T HAVE A MILLION PROJECTS GOING ON AT ONCE! It will make you feel better and you can accomplish more : )

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OMG same though :joy: I just started crochet about a year ago and would have SO many at the same time :sweat_smile: I’ve gotten better now I’ll have about 2 or 3 so it’s totally not as bad as it used to be at least :raised_hands::joy:

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I have 3, 2 orders one of my own

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I have ADHD and I really struggled with this at first. I would have all these great ideas about making extravagant blankets and projects that take a long time. I would then start them and it would never work out because I would get bored and need to go to the next thing. I was terrible about doing this with mittens even though they are a small project but having to make two was always what ruined me haha. So instead, I stopped trying all these large projects and started making things that were cute or functional and usually small enough that I could finish within the day lol. I also enjoy using a bunch of different stitches or different techniques so that I am not just doing sc all day long etc, but I definitely need that instant gratification feeling that I completed something.

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I play games with myself and have since I was a child I would do the projects that bore me in bite size chunks in frequent intervals.
I crochet, I have one long project, i work on that a few rows at a time, and then reward myself with working on a shorter project, weave a few ends in and reward myself working on a shorter project I enjoy.
Having said that, sometimes I get on a speed roll on a long term project, then I just roll with it as long as it lasts. I love dc, and doing that over and over while listening to preachers I enjoy, the time flies and I’ll in a zone- nothing like it.
If my crochet frustrates me, i put it down, do something else. I want to enjoy it not be frustrated by it.

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@gnomehome that’s such a good point! I do notice when I do larger projects like a blanket I tend to get distracted much easier :sweat_smile:

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@anoswaldoddity i love that idea to make a game of it! :raised_hands: I’m going to try that. I do that with other things in my life because it seems to help my ADHD I’m not sure why I never thought of trying it with crochet!! :joy::heart:

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Haha I’m the same way, I actually don’t mind having 10 projects going on at once. I feel that most people make it seem like it’s the worst thing if you have too many wips… but honestly just do what makes you happy :hugs: if you only like to work on a few projects, then work on a few projects, if you want to start something new because your current project isn’t giving you excitement anymore, start a new project. Crafting is supposed to make you happy, and if your not having fun, I suggest doing something that does.

Honestly, I stop starting projects when I realize the needle size I need for my next project is already being used for another project (that’s when you know you have a problem) :rofl:

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That’s so true that as long as we are having fun that’s all that matters! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

what I like to do is I’ll have my “night time tv watching project” which is usually a blanket :sweat_smile: and then I’ll have my day time project (or multiple projects :sweat_smile:)

Also omg I’ve totally done that too with the hooks :joy:

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I have 1 knit that’s been waiting to be finished for years, a crochet home decor and sweater, and a crochet bag I should be done with tomorrow. Normally I only start new wips when I get bored doing the same stitch over and over again or it’s a long project.

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I try to have one (1) active project that I’m working on. Sometimes, tho, due to other responsibilities or a lack of supplies, my longer projects are left to the wayside.

Currently, I have a cardigan that I’m almost done with, and a blanket that I need to buy the yarn for to finish.

I do have a lot of patterns I’d like to make. What’s only stopping me is the lack of time and supplies (I tend to only buy what I need).

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Right now I’m working on my baby bumblebee pattern. (Which will be posted soon)

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Oh my goodness that is so cute!! :heart_eyes::honeybee::honeybee::honeybee:

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UMMM around way too many :rofl:

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Same :sob::joy: Right now I’m doing pretty well because I’ve been focusing on making a pattern but once I’m done I have so many things I’ve been dying to make!! :sweat_smile:

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This is me, I’m currently working on a sampler blanket which gives me small instant gratification and when I have decided I have made enough I will see it together and it will be my first really big project. I have never made anything bigger than a car seat cover for my daughter.

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Yea, I do “games” with myself like that. Did as a kid with all kinds of things.

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