I’ve been getting this look a lot lately and not just from Myles.
How are things at your house? We had a rainy day yesterday but The Husband and I still ventured out for a quick walk. We also did a run to BJ’s (massive warehouse store for those that haven’t heard of it) and the pet store. We will now be able to eat for another week. Myles is relieved.
There seems to be a loss of mojo out there in our crafting community. We know this is a crisis, particularly in a crisis when we have extra crafting hours. If you’ve ever had a loss of mojo can you share how you moved beyond it? Is there a trick you use to find your mojo? Something special that sparks your creative interest? Maybe a tried and true cure?
I have a three step plan I follow when my mojo takes a hike. First I spend some quality time looking at patterns, yarn and finished objects online. Other people’s projects can often light that spark. Second I dive into my stash. There is some good stuff in there that I’m saving for just the right moment. If I’m struck by something that needs to be cast on, third, I cast it on and start something I really feel like knitting. Usually it’s socks but sometimes it’s a shawl. I find it’s best to do this knitting while avoiding chores that need doing. It’s easier to sit on the couch and knit when the other option is cleaning the bathroom or folding laundry. I find that mindless TV works best for loss of mojo knitting. Rewatching a series or movie you love or trying out a documentary from Netflix (I’m looking at you Tiger King!) is the prescription. Also add a cup of tea (or glass of wine-we don’t judge here) and a few cookies or some decadent chocolate to complete the mood. If you find that you’re enjoying your knitting again don’t stop, just order a pizza for dinner and settle in for a long night of knitting.