I gravitate toward small projects. I like making things that can be finished and played with within a couple hours or a couple days. Furthermore also love going to yarn shops without pre-planning. When a skein of yarn is particularly beautiful I can just buy one, spontaneously. If I were less a toy-knitter and more into making say, sweaters, I would have to swatch and calculate and make sure I had enough skeins before starting. Small projects avoid all that.
That’s not to say that I never knit large projects. I’ve knit a couple sweaters (including the one I wore to my own wedding) that I love and am very proud of. My largest projects ever were two blankets I decided to knit up as wedding gifts. What is a more perfect and romantic wedding gift than a nice blanket for husband and wife to curl up under on a quiet rainy evening? Well, despite working on these blankets 6-7 hours per day for a couple weeks, they still ended up more one-person sized than two-person sized. Ah well, the newlyweds just had to cuddle extra close.
So now I’m curious:
And do you generally prefer large or small projects?