Stream Of Consciousness Blogging: The Knitting Edition

The Yarn Near My Chair

I’m tired and a little whiny. Think kid who needs a nap. We had a thunderstorm last night shortly after I fell asleep so I was woken up and didn’t really get much quality sleep after that. Then The Husband got up at 5:30. I didn’t get back to sleep after that either. I should take a nap but that would ruin my sleep tonight. It’s a whole thing: whine, whine, whine.

Now I’ll whine about something else. I really want to knit. I’m itching to knit. But nothing is hitting me with the Knit Me Now feeling. Every day, sometimes multiple times per day I scroll through Ravelry looking at patterns and projects. I see many things I like but nothing I have to knit NOW! My current WIPs (really UFOs) aren’t doing it for me either. I’ve toyed with the idea of buying yarn. I did that not too long ago and haven’t touched it. Spending more on yarn seems unwise. I pulled out the above yarn that lives near my chair. Surely there would be inspiration. Um, not really. Don’t get me wrong, the yarn is gorgeous but it isn’t speaking to me. I headed to the basement to dig around in the stash and I can’t find the tile snip things I use to reach the unreasonably short cord on the overhead light. I dragged a tote of stash to the bottom of the stairs and dug through. Nothing jumped out. As an aside I did find a couple of skeins of collection yarn aka yarn I won’t knit because it can’t be replaced and I love it as yarn. Do you have those kind of skeins in your stash? I happily gave those a few moments of attention before moving on to two more totes. Still nothing screamed Knit Me!

So I’ve devised a plan. It won’t be perfect and it may not even work. I’m going to wind up a skein from the bunch by my chair and pick out a shawl to cast on. I’ve got a bunch in my library on Ravelry and there must be one that will be easy enough for my tired brain but satisfying enough to keep me knitting. Once I get going hopefully I’ll stick with it. If not there is plenty of room in the UFO bin for another project or two.

How’s your crafting going?

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10 Responses to Stream Of Consciousness Blogging: The Knitting Edition

  1. Cinna Knits says:

    Your poor knitting mojo!! Sometimes I get into a funk and am dissatisfied but everything I have too. I hope a better night of sleep is helpful.

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    I am dying to knit a pair of socks, but I am doing Christmas ornament hats this week, so no socks allowed until next week! Of course, I haven’t knit any hats since Monday…

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  3. Meg Hanson says:

    Yeessss I have single skeins of yarn I love and I could make something, but they are so pretty! If I knit something then I won’t have them to look at! haha weird logic but it is a thing.


  4. LDSVenus says:

    Yeah my knitting mojo has taken a hit as well, I’m doing the Tour de Fleece right now so I’m hoping that will spark the desire to knit. I did find a sweater pattern for a child sizes 2 to 12 years, it uses the fan and feather motif in the middle of the chest, it’s very intriuging so maybe a child sweater won’t take so long :). It’s called Clover it’s a free pattern on Drops.

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  5. Alissa Head says:

    I hope you find the project that inspires you to knit!

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  6. I have so many things in my knitting queue! I try to alternate between things I want to wear (currently socks) and things for others (currently a series of sweaters for cousins, from my aunt’s stash). I need something to work on as I sit in meetings – it means I’m more likely to focus, and less likely to speak unnecessarily! But I am not one to collect skeins of yarn to look at – I don’t like them nearly as much if I don’t see it knitted up as something.

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  7. I’m crocheting a fairly mindless scarf/shawl thingie at the moment and planning the next Wallaby for the baby. I have some yarn my mom paid a quarter for at the A&P – why the grocery store had yarn we never did figure out! But it’s gotta be close to 50 years old, would probably fall to bits if I tried to use it and it’s not going anywhere, I periodically look at the skeins and smile. 🙂

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  8. I hope you find a great project that sparks your interest! I’m having the opposite problem – I want to knit all of the things.

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  9. chrisknits says:

    I stopped tracking my weekly knitting output because I WASN’T outputting any! LOL

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  10. helenblunden says:

    Yeah I get that feeling too! Must be the bane of knitters around the world. I LOVE the photo. Beautiful colours squishy yarn. Is there anything better?

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