Monday, October 5, 2015

Knit town funk

My knitting mojo has just up and left....

...and it didn't even leave a note.

I had seven projects on the needles, and I didn't want to work on any of them. I managed a couple of inches on Sandpoint, but I kept setting it down. I had no desire to pick up any of the four pairs of socks I had on the go. Not even my second pair of Undine could tempt me (I'm actually considering sending them to the frog pond.) Even the siren song of my Slinky Cat shrug design wasn't even remotely tempting.

So I did what any sane knitter would do in such an emergency...

I cast on for a new project
This is the beginning of the Maple Leaf Shawl.  I'm knitting it in Slinky Solo in an amazing shade of rich, foresty brown. It's full of red, gold and amber highlights...

But alas, even that wasn't enough to light my fire....

That picture is about as far as I got. I spent the rest of the weekend playing Candy Crush. My knit groove better return soon... I've got deadlines...

10 comments:

kathy b said...

A sure fire cure: Tell yourself you CANNOT knit this week. You can only look at patterns.....it will cure you

Nancy Kay said...

I can't believe you could lose your knitting mojo!! What??? OK, maybe a short break is healthy...buy get it back soon... new fibers are waiting!

Chrisknits b said...

I find it's the deadlines that steal my mojo! And here I have two deadline knits going on. But I am dividing out the amount of rows I need to complete each day to keep ahead of the deadlines. Will it work? Who knows. It's only 10 rows on one project and 11 on the other. After they are done I have leave to do something different or continue on with them. For me it's Magic Puzzles that steals my time!!!

Dee said...

Two rows ---- go do something. Two rows ---- pet a kitty! Two rows ----- get a cold/hot drink. Two rows --- empty dishwasher . . . pretty soon your knitting mojo is back and if not, you have 8 rows finished. LOL

Hope you find you mojo soon.

Araignee said...

Like Dee said, I am a two row a day person when my knitting mojo up and goes. Mine is flagging a bit also at the moment with too much on the needles for that to happen. Instead of starting something new, I went and found an ancient WIP to get it going again.

Samantha said...

Oh I hate it when that happens. I hope your mojo comes back soon.

Rachelle said...

I lost mine for a while, so I sewed and spun instead. My sewing mojo left for years at one point, boy was I glad when that came back! I think mine was related to the family expectation that I would make clothes for the nephews as well as my own boys and I just got overwhelmed.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

The weather's supposed to be beautiful over the next couple of days - why not leave the knitting sit and enjoy the sunshine. Sometimes a little break is all you need to find your mojo back again!

RobinH said...

That maple yarn is gorgeous! Maybe you need a change of craft to refresh your mojo...how's the quilting coming?

Judy S. said...

That Maple Leaf Shawl is awesome! Hope your mojo returns so you can finish it!