I've been working on a new knit collar necklace, and twice I've knit the whole thing only to hate how it looks. Ripping out a project with several hundred beads is not fun, and I've put it aside for now. I sewed a practice (muslin) dress, only to find that the fit is horrible. I should have listened to my inner voice warning me when I noticed on the finished measurements that there was 4" of ease in the bust, which is fine for some designs but not for a dressy, fitted A-line dress. I made the whole thing anyway, and I think two of me could have fit in the bodice.
So I put both aside and moved on to a sweater design I've had in my head for awhile. I always forget to try to design a couple months ahead of the current season, so even though we had a recent heat wave, I plowed ahead on a long sleeved henley. Finally, some success!
I'm working this design as a top-down raglan, which means I can try it on as I go--yay! It doesn't look like much so far, but I've made lots of progress.
What do you do when you become frustrated with your projects? Take a break from everything? Focus on a different craft? I'd love to hear everyone's advice.