Now, the fact that there isn't enough time to do all of these ideas, isn't really something I can change. Only so much time in an hour, day, week, month, etc.
However, the making projects more complicated, I can. I tend to over-think and over-calculate the projects, trying to figure out how to make them just perfect. For example. I started a sock (pink and a gray-green) last week. I have started these socks over 4-5 times now. Which in the end is sometimes helpful, but can also be a discouraging part, because really I am making little visible progress, just fine tuning things.
So, are my socks the way I would prefer? No, not yet, but that will come in time. I am working on a pair of toe up socks. I am so VERY particular about the shaping of the toes. My toes do not fit comfortable in a "normal" toe. So I am striving to find my perfect toe, but not in the span of one pair of socks anymore, instead in the span of many pairs of socks, until then, I will accept the fact that with each sock, the toe improves and the toe feels better.
For this pair I have worked on the decreasing of the outer side of the toes and left the in-side to be worked on with the next sock. The outside of the toe is close, but it decreases a little too fast at the end and a plain row in-between some of the decrease rows will help the fit. This way, I am also feeling like I am making progress and perfecting the fit.
I am working on making my hobby once again enjoyable and not feel like a chore or task.
I am using some lovely KnitPicks Palette in the colors Wallaby and Fuchsia with size 1 US Circulars. After doing the potholders on 2 circs, I am definitely enjoying it. Now I just need to save up for a bunch of circulars. :) But anyway, enjoying this and the pink makes the gray-green look even more green. It's a little eye confusing, but that's because they are almost complimentary colors. I will definitely be ordering more KnitPicks. I am doing the first sock with a pink toe, heel and cuff, then the second sock with have a gray-green toe, heel, and cuff.