Sparkin’ The Mojo

Historical Photo. The yarn is tucked deep in stash waiting for the perfect pattern.

I’ve been trying to reignite my mojo. I have a list of steps I go through when I feel my mojo wane. The first thing is to ignore my current projects but keep them close. Sometimes having them nearby is all that’s needed and I’ll reach over and pull one into my lap. The second thing is looking at blogs. Seeing everyone’s lovely projects in process often gives me a craving to knit. This is when it’s important to have the current projects nearby. It’s too easy to cast on something new when the craving hits. If these two things fail I’ll head to Ravelry to look at friends projects, patterns and yarn. I’ll look at the newly published patterns and add some to my favorites and queue. The fourth thing I try in non Covid times is a trip to the yarn store. All those yarn fumes can infuse my soul but really it’s the new yarn I can’t help but buy that does it. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve been looking at yarn shops online. I’ve seen some beautiful skeins. I’m super tempted to order some but I’ve restrained myself knowing I’ll be ordering yarn after the new year. Until then it’s all just window shopping.

Has any of this sparked my mojo? I’m sad to say no. I think I’m going to have to move to emergency measures: It’s time to cast on socks. I’m off to dig something bright and fun out of stash.

Blog Business: I don’t know if it’s me or if it’s the last WordPress App update but I am no longer able to press the publish button when using the app on my phone. I can push the one on the upper right but when the pop up window with the pink publish button opens it sits below the bottom of my screen and I can’t move the box. Anyone else having this issue? Is there a cure or is it me?


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19 Responses to Sparkin’ The Mojo

  1. I’ve never been brave enough to blog from my phone so I am mighty impressed but in no position help. Good luck with the mojo – it’s just a question of time. I know that doesn’t help a lot but it will turn up again soon. 🧶😊

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  2. I love the yarn porn photo! Is that what your new socks will be?

    I seldom post from any devices other than my computer. The WordPress app is not user friendly for me. I have a hard time with their program updates.

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  3. Cinna Knits says:

    Sometimes when I feel my knitting mojo wane, I do some other creative thing. Crochet, bake, color, sew. Sometimes that’s what I need to light my fire.

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  4. ReginaMary says:

    I have not experienced a problem with the publishing feature, but I typically publish from a desktop. I am, however, finding that my “like” doesn’t stay liked. I have to hit it twice. Just a little annoyance.

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  5. Kellie says:

    I haven’t had any issues with the app but now I think about it, I will draft and review but not publish from it, I usually use the desktop for that.

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  6. I just tried to duplicate what you say on the iPhone and the pink publish box was down at the bottom of the screen, but I was able to click it and it published fine. Sorry.

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  7. chrisknits says:

    I don’t blog from my phone so I can’t say. I went online looking at shawl patterns to get some spark today. Now I have too many sparks! LOL

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  8. I don’t blog from my phone (yet – I’ve only had the smart phone since Thanksgiving and haven’t fully mastered it yet) but I’ve had problems with the Publish button on the computer. Last post it published after a couple of tries – but didn’t tell me it was doing that; when I gave up to try again later, then it said it was published. Sigh.

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  9. On my phone if I drag the box that appears when I click Publish up, I can see a bit more of the button.
    I sometimes find that I need to finish something to get my mojo back so I’ll either pick up the thing closest to being done or cast on like a bulky weight hat which I can finish in a day or 2

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  10. Stefanie says:

    I like this pair of yarns. I don’t create and publish from my phone, only from the desktop.

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  11. nanacathy2 says:

    I don’t blog from my phone so am unable to help. Maybe you just need to lie dormant for a bit and the knitting bug will return after a rest.

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  12. I don’t generally post from my phone, so can’t help on this. Do you do any other crafts at all? Maybe a short bout of crochet or embroidery will help bring your mojo back?

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  13. Alissa Head says:

    Socks always do the trick. I hope you get your mojo back! I have been blogging from my iPad and it’s working okay. I know they’ve made some changes to the app.

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  14. Meg Hanson says:

    I also like to browse at Pinterest for ideas and tips.

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  15. I’ve never tried publishing from the phone app so can’t tell you, sorry. The pc publisher is very buggy lately though and so are the like buttons in the reader.

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  16. IdleEmma says:

    Whenever I’m struggling with my crochet mojo I find switching crafts for a bit helps out a lot – either I’ll knit something or focus on weaving for a bit or lately, cross stitch and then at some point I’ll be reading blogs and see what people are making and then the urge to crochet will come back.

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  17. Olivia says:

    Are use my iPad to blog but I had trouble finding the button to start a new blog post last night they put it in such an odd spot down at the bottom I looked all over the place, I even went to the dashboard I couldn’t find anything. I think it was only luck that I noticed the pink button down on the bottom corner.

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  18. I do hope that you get your mojo back. I have done some blogging on my phone, but I can never leave comments or likes as it won’t let me or it wants me to log in and I’d rather not on my phone. So mostly I do everything on my laptop. Good luck with it.

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