Maybe the title leads you to think that this will be another post that includes FOs. Nope, not this post. Instead I have been thinking about the Psychology of our WIPs and FOs. Or rather the Pyschology of my current WIPs and FOs.
Last week I asked you all about your feelings after finishing a project. Whether you want to cast on all the things after finishing or if your FO fueled your drive to finish up more WIPs.
I asked the question mainly because I am intersted in your knitting "habits", as well as I was looking to understand my sudden and unusual desire to finish all the things.
Had I asked myself that same question a couple months ago, I would have replied that once a project comes off the needles I will reward myself by casting on 2-3 more things. Now, I want to knit down my WIPs. What happened is the question?
I get it, this is just knitting. There is no need for an analysis. I should just knit and not think too much into all this right? So if it is just knitting then why when I read this article for Realjob purposes, did I automatically relate my knitting tendencies to the Zeigarnick Effect? I should have been thinking about my job, but instead I am trying to break down the reasons why my WIP basket is suddenly giving me heart palpatations (not really-drama for effect).
No life changing event happened, but change happened. Will I soon join the ranks of you monogamous knitters? Most importantly will you monogamous knitter accept me as one of your own, considering my past debauchery? And most, most important will there be any hazing involved?
In full disclosure this may be a fluke in my wiring, and I may return back to my wild ways in the next day or two. Now I am once more turning the question back on you. Throughout your knitting lives, have you ever changed your ways. Were you ever wild and cast-on fancy free, then settled down, or vise-versa?
All this talk about changes put this song in my head:
Have the best day today!