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.
Pattern: Fluted Cowl by Purl Soho
Yarn: (discontinued) Chunky AL in 'Wet Sand' from Elsebeth Lavold
12/16/2014 11:31:51 pm
Oooooo! It looks so soft and glorious :) Also, I love those short projects in between the long ones
Oh yes, I am a chronic queue-er. I have errr 1600+ patterns queued and about 500 favorited. I tend to use my favorites for things I admire or find inspiring but will likely never knit, while into my queue go the things that I believe I really want to make someday. It's a messy system, though, and obviously not realistic! Your cowl is lovely. :)
12/17/2014 10:02:46 am
I love your cowl! And I do love favouriting projects on ravelry! Every so often I clean the list - but still have way too many, and there is my knitting board on Pinterest. Not enough knitting years to cover them all!
12/19/2014 11:43:54 pm
That is a gorgeous cowl! It will be cozy and warm for this winter. I have to confess I'm a compulsive queuer. I try to keep myself to no more than 8 pages in my queue at any given time, but it's very painful culling the herd of projects to maintain that number.
12/20/2014 08:54:28 pm
I LOOOOOOVE your cowl! It's perfect! I bought the yarn to make that when I was in NYC in the Spring, I knit it up... and it's MASSIVE! Like, down to my feet massive. You have inspired me to rip it out and try again. The best! ♥
12/29/2014 08:15:04 am
hahaha...my rabbit hole is Pinterest...if I ever actually make anything I've pinned...well, you know. You've even done the math girl! The good news is that having creative things to look forward to will keep us living longer...I just made that up, but maybe so, yes?
12/29/2014 10:02:36 am
great looking cowl! so, I think I added one item to my Q in Dec. and it stands at.....27 pages (782 items). so, that should make you feel better. I have 2385 favorites, but I don't plan to knit all of those....and now I'm off to clean out my Q....
12/29/2014 11:25:32 am
this inspired me to clean out my Q. now it's a totally reasonable 564 : )
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