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Usually, I do my best to start and finish projects quickly. Most stuff I make probably takes me anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks. I like to start a new project, and I like to finish it. Up till now, I’ve had a really bad record with hibernating projects. In general, if I don’t finish a project within a month, it’s not going to get done. Ever. This has just been my style of working: I’m good with bursts of activity, but not with long, sustained projects. In yarn terms you could say that I’m a sprinter, not a marathon runner.
I do want to work on extending my project patience. I admire people who can continually work on and finish a project over the course of a whole year. I started my Ravenclaw Scarf right before the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 movie came out. Over 3 days, I got through half a scarf. Then I saw the movie, and I stopped working on the scarf. Well, that was 4 months ago, and the scarf has been sitting in its project bag ever since. I’m going to make a concerted effort to finish the scarf over the next month or two. It’ll be good practice for long term projects. (Besides, it’s going to start getting cold soon, and I could use a scarf.)