I don't like surprises, so I tend to wait until I can see the full product, before I start something.
I do the same thing with "mystery" quilts......collect the patterns, to make sure I like it.
I have to say this has been fun though, the many different stitches and varying colors make me want to skip a night or two of sleep, just to see what is coming next!
What about you - have you ever truly participated in a mystery - dove in, not knowing what it would become? Did you like the process?