Yesterday, I had every intention of starting to knit a pair of socks. I wound my yarn into a ball and picked a pattern. Inextricably, I found myself investing 12 solid hours into card weaving. 12 hours of failure, in case you were wondering. I cut 507 yards of yarn (38 cards, four pieces of yarn per card, 10 feet long each), I cut up a deck of cards into card weaving cards, and I spend hours upon hours combing (with a comb) the yarn to rid it of tangles.
All that, and the project had to be scrapped (or reset, but that was another 10 hours of work). Sometimes, I really hate ambition.