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« on: June 03, 2007 09:57:00 AM »

I am in the slough of despond, knitting wise.

I have three projects on the go, and they are all bugging me/no fun to knit. Consequently, my knitting is languishing, and I can barely bring myself to pick up the needles.

I need a quick project, suitable for summer, that will bring my mojo back. I have a biggish stash, so feel free to suggest anything.

« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007 10:20:24 AM »

How about socks?  You could also try a shopping tote (http://disdressed.blogspot.com/2006/08/string-bag.html) or a camisole! 

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007 10:22:53 AM »

Sometimes I find a few weeks of no knitting a good for a break, when I come back I come with with a fury and enjoy it much more. Im my 3 or 4 years of knitting I have taken a week off, a month off and up to 4 months off. It saves me money anyway because I don't buy stash when I'm not knitting haha and it's good for my hands to get a break even if I don't feel it.

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007 10:37:29 AM »

I'd just not knit if I were you. Take some time to go through your stash, or probably just try crochet or some other needle work.

When I lost my knitting mojo, that's what I did.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007 02:56:57 PM »

I know that feeling. I'm going through that myself at the moment. I'm on maternity leave and I find myself not wanting to knit unless I was excited and I don't have anything exciting to knit. I'm looking at Lelah cause I could hide my belly with it but I need a kick to to get back into it.

« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007 03:00:51 PM »

I haven't lost mine yet, but I bet I will by the end of summer.
For Christmas I have to knit 31 scarves, 2 hats, a pair of mittens, and a dog sweater. Thankfully all of these things go relatively fast for me, but  I'm sure I'll get tired of it.

I will probably take a break from knitting and learn a new craft I've been wanting to do.

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And just what are you knitting, dear?

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007 04:22:38 PM »

I think I am in the same boat. 

I am just not satisfied with any of the projects I have currently on needles. 

I did start a quilt, however.  Perhaps I'll lose my sewing mojo and regain the knitting!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007 04:39:21 PM »

Sometimes you just need to mix things up a bit.  I do a lot of cross stitch, but right now I'm taking a break from the cross stitch by knitting.  (It's hot and humid and I'm knitting.  I must be out of my mind. Roll Eyes )

I know how it feels to have a bunch of WIPs / UFOs lying around.  It does help to do a small project that doesn't take long - a dishcloth or cat toy or something.  Sometimes, finishing something - however small - gives you the energy to plow back into the large projects.

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007 05:47:25 PM »

I sooooo hear ya!
I've got a pullover I'm working on for Father's day. Very sick of it.
Anyways, I usually do something quick and easy and half-assed - like a goofy bikini top in like, pink mohair or something. I don't worry about the mistakes, and go as sloooooow as I like!
Or, you know. . . a break. I like breaks, too Smiley

« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007 07:53:29 PM »

I've been working on a package of simple items to send home for 2 months now (a pair of socks each for sister and Mom and 2 hats for Dad), because I got sidetracked by a sweater that just didn't look right by the time I was halfway through with it.  Then I got despondent when I ripped out the sweater, and my knitting mojo took a serious dive. Now I'm experiencing serious second sock syndrome (times two!!) and I have'nt started on the hats for Dad. I cast on for the cropped raglan hoodie (I found the pattern here) yesterday, and the good news is that I'm nearly done with the back, but the very act of knitting is making me sleepy.

My knitting goals keep changing because of this lethargy. Now, I'm aiming to finish the two hats for Dad in time to mail them out for Father's Day (based on the Stitch n' Bitch newsboy hat, each will only take a day to knit) and the socks will make it whenever they make it. Blah.
 I'm starting to understand why the old Tweety Bird and Sylvester cartoons always showed Granny in a rocking chair while she knit-I was knitting on the hoodie today at work, sitting in a rolling office chair, and I had to roll myself back and forth to stay awake. Thank goodness I'm working on the stockinette portion.
But I swear, that hoodie is the only light I have right now. I feel like I'd rather sleep than knit. Ugh.

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