There's something about finishing a knitting project. No matter the scale, simple or complicated, it spurs a sense of accomplishment when you hold that completed project in your hands. With the untidy loose ends finally tucked away, the hours of knitting seem totally worth it.
It's such a great feeling, I just wish it wasn't quite so elusive. It probably wouldn't be so hard to finish one project, if it was the only thing I was working on. Yes, I have been guilty of starting new projects before completing the ones I've already got going. And while it's inconvenient to have needles tied up in a partially knit work, I find the pictures of my works in progress on my Ravelry page even more maddening. The row of unfinished pictures on my project page recently drove me to set a goal for myself: Finish my Works in Progress or WIP's before 2011 is over!!