I have had a few weeks of "casting on all the things." The routine usually goes like this: cast on, get bored, cast on again, get bored, cast on yet again. Andi's post this week was about feeling the need to finish things. She has embraced the fact that she is not a monogamous knitter, and this week for some strange reason, rather than cast on all the things, she felt the need to finish all the things. She thinks this feeling might be attributed to the Zeigarnik Effect, which is explained in this article that she read.
The one area in my life where I don't regret not finishing things is in my knitting. I'm okay with WIPs sitting around for a while. I have tried time and time again to be a monogamous knitter so that I will finish projects in a more timely manner, and it just doesn't stick. The only time I do feel guilty is when another knitter makes a comment about it. I feel guilty enough about other unfinished things to feel guilty about not finishing knitting projects.
The past couple of days, I've been working on some lace and cables in some very neutral colors. It has turned rainy and cool, and these are the sorts of things I picture myself wearing in New England or the Maritimes or the British Isles. (Yeah, I have knitterly visions. Most of us do, I'm sure.)
Maybe I'll get bored soon. Maybe I won't, and I'll have finished something the next time I see you. You never know.