I was saying to a friend of mine the other day that I always thought that as a child, I should have been diagnosed with ADHD. Now, I'm not just kidding around or anything - I know a lot about ADHD, given that it was the subject of my final year psychology project - but as a kid (and now), still have an incredibly difficult time focusing my attention on one thing, and an even more harder time trying to kerb my impulsions. However, I don't think that it was at such a level that it was very detectable .. more symptomatic of the disorder, but rather borderline.
The reason for my saying this is that as a knitter, I have discovered that my impulsion to start projects and to focus my attention on another is almost ludicrous. In the space of three weeks, I have started my VK Knit, my charity cardigan, a phone cozy for my friend, two scarves, and about to start on something for a friend.
I dont know whether it's the fact that knitting hardly ever delivers instant gratification, or whether I'm just impatient, but seeing my multiple projects on their needles almost gives me a little stressache figuring out how to complete them.
So my goal now?
Stop starting projects. Finish the ones I'm doing and then start new ones.
In the meantime, my phone cozy was finished and my friend really appreciated it (picture later).
My boyfriend has asked me to make this peaked cap and even handpicked the wool he wants used (and how can you resist a boy who shows a feint interest in your knitting!!) .. so .. let's start knitting!