This weekend I picked up a sweater I started sometime this past fall. I've designed it top down with set in sleeves. The yarn is Rowan Lima and I'm knitting it in the brioche stitch. Once I finished the body, it got pushed aside for more sparkly projects. This is my next finishing goal.
Waylaid knitting projects don't start to smell or change colors the way refrigerator items do. They do prey on your mind the same way. You keep thinking about how you have to clean it out (or knit it up). Every time you open the fridge (pass by a project) it calls out to you.
Moral of the story: Keep your refrigerator clean and your projects current.