I think it was the end of 2012 when I agreed to knit a hat for someone. I probably cast on that very same day. I did not get far. It was a yarn I had used before, a simple pattern I've made a couple times, my favorite needles. It should have knit up pretty quick. Instead it just sat. I'm going to blame the yarn. It just wasn't meant to be a hat. I finally went and bought some new yarn yesterday and within hours, I was further along in the project than I had made it in over a year.
Sometimes, when WIPs stall out, it's time to rethink the why, the what, the how, the everything. Sometimes I just let someone else have my half finished project, sometimes I deconstruct and repurpose, sometimes I push through and get it done. It's important for me to remember that a stall isn't always a definitive no, sometimes it's just a not now.
Here's my latest wip, in case you were curious.