I probably have 7 UFO's that have been abandoned for awhile & 2 that I am currently working on. Gee's I didn't think it was that many.
The 2 I am currently working on are 1) a mohair scarf that I ran out of wool for - just bought another skien at the craft market today & 2) a courtelle basic jumper/sweater I am making for my 4 year old son.
I think for me it is good to have a couple of projects, 1 more complicated (by my personal standards as I am a slow learner) for doing when I can concentrate and something really straight-forward and portable for doing while I watch TV or attend a meeting.
As far as the other 6 UFO's go: 3 are plain scarves I got bored with (2 of them in ugly yarn), 1 is my first ever shrug which I can't quite figure out how to sew up - dunno if I made a mistake when knitting it but I can't figure out which way the sleeves go, another is a plain raglan jumper for my daughter which I just have to sew up- can do that easily enough but not in a rush as I know it will be too big for her, another jumper for my daughter where I stuffed up my first attempt ever of knitting a neckband (have sewn the wrong seam) and somehow made the arms too short - they probably will end at her elbows. I also need to finish a mohair jumper I started making for myself about 18 months ago when I first started knitting again - I keep putting it off as I got discouraged by the mess I made of my daughters jumper with the neckband & sleeve. Which is silly seeing as how I have since made other tops for my daughter and a jacket/cardi (no buttons though) for myself that turned out ok.
I tend to be a cautious knitter. In between bigger projects I like to return to scarves for stress-free non-thinking knitting. :waving: