so many freaking WIPs...

I have a confession to make:

I have SO many freaking works-in-progress right now.

Is there a twelve-step group for learning how to handle this?  I know this isn't a big deal to most knitters, but once I get more than about two projects going at the same time, I start getting antsy.  Like, really antsy.  And yet, did that stop me from repeatedly casting on new things over the past three months?

Nope.

I'm trying to deal by having a different project to accompany me throughout my day, and then I just work on that project at that time (I realize this just means all of these projects will take longer, but hey).  For example, here's my mindless couch knitting (Ecuador by Joji Locatelli):

Yarn: Madelinetosh Twist Light in Bluebonnet Highway

Yarn: Madelinetosh Twist Light in Bluebonnet Highway

Here's my mindless commute knitting (Lena Tee by Carrie Bostick Hoge):

Yarn: Quince & Co Sparrow in Truffle

Yarn: Quince & Co Sparrow in Truffle

Here's my lunchtime knitting (one of my new designs, pattern coming soon!):

Yarn: Townhouse Yarns Camden Tweed in Burren (top) and Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Pendleton Red (bottom), plus customary cat hair

Yarn: Townhouse Yarns Camden Tweed in Burren (top) and Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Pendleton Red (bottom), plus customary cat hair

And the ones that are really starting to get me irritated with myself, because I just can't bring myself to work on them for some damn reason:

A semi-hibernating (but completely lovely and soft) merino/cashmere version of Kaisla by Suvi Simola:

Yarn: Yarn Hollow Chime Fingering Weight in Smokey Rose Petal and The Fox

Yarn: Yarn Hollow Chime Fingering Weight in Smokey Rose Petal and The Fox

Cashmere.  It's cashmere, FFS, there should be no reason I don't want to work on this.

I alternated three skeins for the body, but inexplicably, it's as if one of the skeins was a far different color by the end... so, I'm now wigging out over the difference in color between the sleeves and the body.  I know it will end up being fine, but that is a particular neurosis of mine.

And the longest-hibernating project (except for every half-finished thing I've pushed under the couch/bed/car seat that will never again see the light of day) is my version of Moroccan Nights by La Maison Rililie, which has been relegated to black hole territory next to the couch:

This is a project that deserves its own post.  Someday, Moroccan Nights, someday...

How do you handle (what you consider to be) an overwhelming number of WIPs?  Let me know in the comments!

--M