Today's project is another palate cleanser. I'm really loving sneaking a smaller project in between lengthy endeavors. I'm building my collection of woolen accessories in the process and completing projects that have been sitting in my queue and/or favorites for ages. AGES.
I have a confession to make. I, Michelle, am a chronic Ravelry favoriter. Not a week passes without my perusing the latest pattern additions. Every time I see something I like, my mouse hovers over that little love button. Currently, I have a couple thousand patterns curated in my favorites (only 125 in my queue, which, mind you provides no actual order to the manner I approach my projects). To be honest, I have no idea what I'm going to do with them. Is it possible to knit them all? Maybe, but it's not likely. According to Ravelry, I have created 139 projects since I started knitting in 2008...an average of 23 per year... so 92.4 years to knock-out my favorites list, so long as I don't add to it...
Oh, but doesn't it make searching for a pattern easier? I can use the filters to indicate I only want to see options from the things I've pre-selected. Having a favorites list and queue narrows things down quickly! But, there are the times when I can't seem to find what I'm looking for, and I wander down the rabbit hole choosing shiny new patterns that didn't catch my eye the first time around.
I've tried to edit my lists. I feel very much like a person featured on Hoarders while I'm trying to determine what stays and what goes. Thank goodness favorites lists are virtual and unable to destroy lives. Tell me I'm not alone. Do you collect favorites or create epic queues? At the very least, we can enable... I mean, support one another through our struggle.