The first few rows are great. The yarn is deliciously soft, the color is perfect, and you're in knitting heaven.
Then, something happens. Maybe you make a mistake or two and have to take out a row. Maybe the yarn splits when you knit, or the points on your knitting needles are too rounded to do a K2tog easily. Soon, you find yourself putting the project in the "Corner of Shame" where all the unfinished projects reside.
But you have finished SOME projects, right? They're in a drawer, in your closet, or living with some other person whom you gifted with one of your completed projects. That's proof you can actually finish something. 😁 Then you study your finished items and realize there are a few patterns you go to time and time again, and you never have any problems finishing them.
So you ask yourself, what is it about this particular pattern that keeps you working, not getting bored, not anxious to finish it so you can move on?
I'd love to tell you I have the answer to that...the perfect pattern, perfect needles, perfect yarn...but I don't have any clue.
How about you? Do you have a favorite item you make over and over, and if so, do you know why? Enquiring minds want to know!
One of my favorites