Alright so this is not an official diagnosis by an educated practitioner but I work with psychiatrists and I’m pretty sure I could get any one of them to “make it so” for me. I absolutely cannot keep my attention focused on a project long enough to finish it. Some might say it’s a gift others might say (and I tend to lean this way) that it’s a curse. Gah! A part of me really wants to accomplish some finished projects and another part cannot help but start new one(s). What’s worse is I can’t seem to stop browsing online for more, more, more!
I’m even thinking of going over to the dark side (shhhh that can be our secret right?).
Of course, I don’t actually believe that crochet is the dark side. I really wish I had had an interest in the fiber arts when my great grandmother was alive. She did such awesome crochet! She made bedspreads for each of her grandchildren for wedding gifts using – wait for it – crochet thread! My mother still has hers.
See, I have ADD in my writing also. Stay with me…
Back to my self diagnosis of ADD, I know I’ve written about this before but how do you deal with unfinished projects (UFOs) or avoid startitis or don’t you worry, fret and agonize over such things?
The Diagonal Lace Shawl and the Feather and Fan Socks are fantastic projects. Can't help but love the yarns for both and am enjoying the portability of the sock as well as the just-thought-provoking-enough-lace-pattern. But I’m bored and want to start something new and exciting (said in an irritating and whiny voice).
Gah! What am I supposed to do?
I mean have you looked at all of the patterns available by Patons? Seriously, there are super cute things available. Sweaters for all of your peeps – simple to complex, mittens, hats, scarves, lace, toys, home deco, the list goes on and on! I have to write it again: GAH! What am I supposed to do?
Well this is getting me no where. Maybe it is time to try my hand at crochet. Yeah, that’s the ticket. ADD be damned.
I could use your input on color selection. I will be using Décor, a washable acrylic/wool blend, and I’m pretty attracted to the Chocolate Taupe and New Teal colors but the pattern requires nine balls of different colors.
Help me out, okay? Place your suggestions of colors in the comments and tell me what you think would look good with Chocolate Taupe & New Teal. You can see the full range of Patons Decor shades here.