Is there such a thing as craft discipline? I have heard tell of those strange creatures who never start a new project until they have finished what they are working on.........unbelievable.......Personally I have at least a million things on the go at any one time. Lets see, at the moment there are 2 knitted blankets, 1 appliqued quilt and too many cross stitch pictures to count. Not to mention the ideas that are percolating away in the back of my mind.
There are probably lots of reasons for this. If it's a big project it is easy to get disenchanted with the time it is taking....so that is the boredom factor. Then there is the need for fresh inspiration, and having things bubbling away is an inspiring thing for me. Also there is the fact that you might be making something as a gift so it has a 'date due'. You might be addicted to many different crafts and you have to spend time with the craft that is exerting a pull on you at that moment.
But what would it be like to finish one thing before you start the next? Would I actually have a lot more finished projects? Or would it just take a lot longer to finish each project? I know not. The other version of this type of discipline I have heard of is having two projects on the go at any given time. One long term project and a quick one that would give you a sense of satisfaction.
I guess the bottom line is that craft is about creativity and enjoyment, so as far as I am concerned you should do whatever you want to do. After all, there are not many other things in life that this is true about. =^..^=