A Case of Start-itis

Ok, I’ll admit it . . .

I have a bad case of start-itis!

I often have several creative projects “simmering” at the same time.

Perhaps, it’s a character flaw?
Oh but I’d much rather believe I’m . . . uhm . . . artistically ambitious!

(LOL, doesn’t that sound like I’m trying to justify bad behavior!)


I’ve always envied people who begin one thing and have the
stick-to-it-iveness to completely finish it before beginning something else. Not me, though! I might be crocheting a hat, making a bead-woven necklace, and designing a Christmas card – all at the same time. I guess I just like the excitement of seeing several things in the works.

They do eventually get finished — really!

This lacey crocheted baby hat was such fun to make.

(click to enlarge)

It was tough to get a realistic photo because I had to have it flat on the table, but I think you can imagine it looking a little rounder when worn.

The pattern was for just a plain hat, which somehow seemed too floppy. I decided to tack part of the brim to the crown, and then embellish it with the crocheted rose and leaf.


That’s all for now, Kids . . .

I have this necklace waiting for more attention. πŸ˜‰

(Do you have start-itis?)



I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Click the envelope to leave a comment or to read what the other kids are saying! πŸ˜€


A Case of Start-itis — 11 Comments

  1. That hat IS cute. I don’t have unfinished projects. I usually have a sewing project going and work on other things that can be done while watching TV with Terry. My worst problem is finding time. HOWEVER, after I retire on September 6 I should have all the time in the world!! YAY!!
    xx, Carol

  2. oh dear Carol i hate to tell you but everyone ive talked to says theres less time when you retire. its one of those mysteries of life.

    When i did many crafts i tried to keep it to one project per method.One sewing,one knitting etc but now i do less crafts but have more projects in various degrees of done.

  3. Oh YAY, indeed, Carol!!!
    I’m so very happy for you!!! Sept 6th is just around the corner.
    Hope you are planning a celebration dinner. πŸ˜€ xo

  4. Hi there, Michelle! πŸ™‚
    I was thinking the same thing! I don’t ever remember feeling more pressed for time that I do now. Even when my kids were little – I seemed to accomplish much more in a day. A mystery for sure!

    What are you working on lately? Hope you are having fun! xo

  5. I will do my homework like you do crafts. Several assignments going on at once, but I do not turn in late work. I like breaking up the assignments because they do not become so overwhelming.
    I love the little hat it is adorable. I look forward to seeing the finished necklace too.

  6. Thank you, Kelly!
    I think you are very clever to break your assignments into smaller segments. If you get too bogged down with one subject, there’s no chance to see it with a fresh eye, and easier to make mistakes.

    Why am I telling you this, though!?!
    You’re the A+ student!!! πŸ˜€ xo

  7. Phew, at least now I know where I get it from…it’s not just me, it’s my genes! (I do, however, prefer the “artistically ambitious” label)

    Adorable baby hat! I’ll see what I can do about making a head for it…sometime in the ambiguous future. That’s not a project you want to leave half-finished, though! πŸ˜‰

  8. What an adorable hat!! I still haven’t learned how to crochet…that’s a future technique I’d like to do, along with a few others. πŸ˜‰

    I love your “stick-to-it-iveness” word! hehe… I’ve always got 3 or 5 projects going at the same time, and when I actually finish one, I feel like I should get an award or something. LOL My head swims with crafty ideas and jewelry designs, (I blame it on Pinterest), and I have to at least start them before I forget them. So, I can completely relate to your post. Is it okay to be artistically ambitious with you? πŸ™‚

    I can’t wait to see your necklace!

  9. Definitely, Brenda!
    The more, the merrier! πŸ™‚

    I hear ya about Pinterest. So much eye candy and wonderful ideas there! xo

  10. That’s just adorable! I love how you tacked up the brim and added the sweet little flower. Perfect touches, Crystal!

    Blonde Daughter’s comment gave me the giggles! πŸ˜€ xoxo

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