One step forward and three steps back...
I am going through a trial ridden period of knitting ADD. This is when I start one project, run into problems, have to frog and reknit, discover another problem, frog and reknit a few times and get frustrated. In my frustration, I get distracted and decide to jump over to another project. This leaves me, ultimately, with about 5 simultaneous projects, none of which are getting anywhere because I've run into problems on all of them! And then I just totally lose focus. So what do I do? I get distracted by the thought of a new project and its possibilities, and then I buy more yarn! This is why my house is full of yarn and WIPs.
This is not unique to my knitting -- my house is messy and full of started projects that aren't finished. But it seems to be best represented in the way that I approach knitting projects. I wish I could be more focused about lots of things in my life and knitting is one of them. I'm think of doing the knitting olympics just so I can make myself focus on one thing! I also get way too ambitious and think I can accomplish lots of projects that aren't realistic.
Combine that with increasing my work hours and the fact that my little one D. who is 3 years old, likes to stay up late, go to bed and get up about 4 times during the evening, and I can't get much done. Aaargh. Any advice from my few readers is appreciated.
Yours in distraction.