You have no idea (well, maybe you do!) how very frustrating it has been these last six months. I have been working so hard to get myself out of a knitting funk that has been going on, well, almost a year. It has been very frustrating.
I will search for some tiny, quick project and I am not exaggerating here… I get about two days into it and BOOM! I drop it like a hot cake. My various starts would then lay in this messy little pile all around “my” chair. I don’t know what “inspired” me, probably just totally ashamed as how my “personal space” looked, but on Saturday I did something progressive.
I took all my piles of started projects and ripped them all out. (Yes, you read that right.) Put away all the wool, needles and accessories. If felt good to have a clean personal space again. Maybe the clutter was just starting to effect my thinking process. Don’t know.
In the quiet of the morning I sat in my chair enjoying my decluttered personal space and sighed. Then sighed again.
What was that? I looked around. No one. I sighed again.
Okay, I stood up so I could get a better look at the clean space behind my chair. Nothing. This time I didn’t sigh after sitting back down. I started thinking. Thinking about socks.
“Knit a pair of simple socks.”
I headed to my craft room, feeling like I needed to heed this “command”. I opened my sock yarn tub and my eyes went right to the last batch of wool I purchased TWO YEARS ago while on my trip to Michigan. It came from Mary Maxim (on the American side). This is what I bought:
I had never worked with this wool before. The colors were stunning.
I dug around in my needles and found my #2 (US) 32″ circular needle to do it with the magic loop technique. Down the stairs I went. In my pattern book was the very first sock pattern I used from Cat Bordi – classic. Nothing fancy.
I sat down in my chair, cast on 60 and started in the business of K2P2 ribbing. Deciding to do it all the way down the leg to the heel. I sighed and thought ..”was this going to last?” I waited for the next instructional “voice”. It never came, even the whole time I sat for a couple hours going round and round on my simple sock. The colors are so cool! (I will take a picture tonight and post it.) I am pressing on and trying hard to push back the knitting funk that lasted way too long!
After a couple hours I decided that I should get busy with my house cleaning, very pleased to have that warm and fuzzy knitting feeling back again!
“Write in your blog.”
No use in fighting with that voice! Here I am!