So, how long should a WIP be a WIP before one gives up on it? The WIPs I have the most trouble picking up again are the crocheted ones. Originally, I was a hooker and not a knitter, but now I am a knitter who occasionally crochets. I tried learning filet crochet, but it's too fiddly for me.
I have also tried to become a spinner and have aspirations to be a dyer. Toward the latter, I recently "harvested" the marigolds in my garden, storing the petals in the freezer until that magical time when there will be more than 24 hours in a day and/or I will no longer need to sleep and/or the stops setting.
I have also started saving the dry skins of onions. The robins beat me to the poke berries, though.