Let me show you some of my hibernating projects, some of which are practically deep frozen by now!
I started this embroidered tablecloth back in 1990. When I bought it, the shop assistant asked me if it was for a christmas present and I remarked I would probably not have finished it by then. What a joke, because 19 years later, it's still unfinished.
Maybe one day.
Then there is this Counted Cross Stitch Kit, which has been on the go for about 5 years:
Finally there is this, the apple strudel cardigan from Yarn Forward issue 7:
I cast on and knitted 70% of it in February, before encountering pattern errors in the sleeves. Despondency set in, and it's still not finished.
But this one has a better chance of being finished than the others, because:
- An aran weight cardigan is more of a winter thing
- I have listed it in my Ravelry notebook, which is itself an incentive to finish it
- It would be useful and practical next winter (which is more than you can say for an embroidered tablecloth too small to fit our current table, or for a piece of counted cross stitch which has no obvious function).
- I have previous form in finishing long-term knitting WIPs. E.g last year I completed a slipover for ds I'd first started when he was three. Admittedly I had to frog it and rework it in a bigger size, but I did end up with the planned FO.
Anyway, having three unfinished projects (not counting the ones I consider "current"!) is not going to stop me starting another one. I just bought some more yarn off etsy... :-)