I have ADHD and find it super difficult to finish one project at a time. I find myself bouncing between a few at once. Anyone else? Im trying really hard not to do this so if anyone has any tips i will take them lol!
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 . 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 ;).
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
I have like a million And I start more but end up finishing THOSE ones instead of my really super old ones 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 : )
OMG same though I just started crochet about a year ago and would have SO many at the same time 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
I have 3, 2 orders one of my own
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.
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.
@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
@anoswaldoddity i love that idea to make a game of it! 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!!
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 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)
That’s so true that as long as we are having fun that’s all that matters!
what I like to do is I’ll have my “night time tv watching project” which is usually a blanket and then I’ll have my day time project (or multiple projects )
Also omg I’ve totally done that too with the hooks
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.
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).
Oh my goodness that is so cute!!
UMMM around way too many
Same 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!!
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.
Yea, I do “games” with myself like that. Did as a kid with all kinds of things.