After finishing up the Silver Cardigan, something happened to my knitting mojo - it went MIA. My plan was to finish the dragonfly socks, but I just couldn't find it in myself to pick them up. In fact - my mojo in general walked out the door. Nothing has been accomplished - not even the quilt.
Annoyed by that fact, I thought maybe starting a new project would help give my mojo a good swift kick in the pants.
So I cast on for a shawl using my new gradient yarn. I got two rows done and ripped it. Tried a different pattern. Riiiiiiiiiiiiip, after just two pattern repeats. Finally I cast on for another Haruni - becuase knitting leaves always makes me happy. It managed to keep my attention for a whole evening, but by the next morning, I was ready to rip it out.
So, I sat down a figured out the math to enlarge the Silver Cardigan for myself. I pulled some Debbie Bliss pure silk from stash, becuase knitting with silk always makes me happy. I got 10 whole rows done before mojo ran off again.
Obviously I was going to have to resort to desperate measures - maybe I just needed a quick hit. I had yarn waiting to make my niece a hat for Christmas. It might just kill two birds if I could stick to it - bring the mojo back and knock a present off the list.
So I knit. It was boring... just plain 'ol stocknit. But I kept knitting. And knitting. And knitting. Next thing I know, it's midnight, and Dave's asking me if I'm coming to bed. "Sorry honey - be up in a bit - I just want to finish this hat...."
An hour and a half later...
It's finished. The Robin Hood Hat - embellished with a little bit of whimsy for our punk rock princess.
And now, I'm going to give the mojo a break for a few hours and tackle some housework. I might appreciate it even more after scrubbing a few floors.