When I first returned to knitting I was a very monogamus knitter, slightly horrified by tales of knitters who had to buy multiple sets of needles because other sets were tied up with WIP's. Stories of large stashes of yarn made no sense to me either (except, perhaps, in the case of those who lived far from a local yarn shop).
But now I have a good sized stash (and still never the yarn I want in the moment) and several sets of needles in my most-used sizes and at current count 4 WIP's which is, for a mostly monogamous knitter like myself, 3 too many.
So I'm finally working away again on my Sonoma Stole. This gets discarded regularly because it's the kind of project you really can't travel with (not even around the house). I'm working with 7 different colors of yarn (yes, a great scrap project) and I need to have scissors, chart, colored pencils and so forth scattered about me as I knit. I"ve not been measuring the fringe "exactly" as I go, so I'll have lots of measuring and cutting of that let to do at the end. Maybe because I work on this project so infrequently I find it hard to keep track of where I am and where I'm going so I also need peace and quiet to work on it. Then after awhile I get bored of knitting in peace and quiet.
So this one sits in the basket by my knitting chair and now and again (like on this rainy Saturday) I pull it out and work on it. It's pretty and I want to finish it because I want to start wearing it but I'm not even to the half-way point yet. I think it's going to be the WIP of the year because you know, I've got 3 more WIP's yet to knit and I'm sort of itching to start something new!