Mojo in Check

My knitting mojo has been nonexistent for approximately 2 weeks now.  It’s a strange feeling to lose something that has been such a part of my daily life.  I would watch tv without doing anything with my hands.  Or ride in the car and just look out the window.  Strange!  I really got a reminder of what my life was like before I was a knitter.

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Hemlock Ring blanket, stalled

I had been trying to force myself to work on this blanket, but my heart just wasn’t in it.  And I didn’t feel like starting any  new projects, so no knitting was happening at all.

This break did give me a chance to work on some other projects.  My little sewing machine has been humming as I work on alterations, hemming, refashion projects, and my first quilt.  All good fun, but not knitting.

Fortunately, just when things were beginning to feel irreparably bleak, I was rescued.  Knitting night with the Stitch ‘n Bitch gals (and one guy last night, hooray!) helped give me the kick in the wool that I needed.  That and the miracle of coincidence…

I was flipping through Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn before heading out last night, and I was struck by a certain pattern.  I wanted something simple, and Spot Check seemed to fit the bill.  It’s essentially a stockinette sock knit in two colors, one a solid and the other a wilder multi.  And as I looked closer at the photo of the pattern, I realized that I had the yarn called for in my stash.  Not just the yarn, but the exact 2 colorways pictured!  It was clear that I had to knit these socks.

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Spot Check in Shibui Knits Peacock and Spectrum

I got off to a good start last night, and have even knit a couple rows on them today.  I’m not going to be so bold as to say that my knitting mojo is officially back, but I will say that I feel like knitting a little bit.  Which is a great improvement!

Hope you have a great weekend, knitting or otherwise!

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6 thoughts on “Mojo in Check

  1. That’s a beautiful combo! And it must be meant.

    I’ve lost my piano mojo; it’s been hiding for a while. Knitting continues, but the sunshine is calling me outside, and I just had 3 cubic yards of mulch dumped in front of my house, so I think I know what I’m doing this weekend…

  2. I feel your pain. I’ve put aside my FL Sweater to do mostly baby knitting for you-know-who. 😉 It will be very strange when I pick it up again.

    Those socks are so pretty and it was so random that you had those exact colors! Must be meant to be.

  3. I love the way my Hemlock Ring turned out, but the actual knitting was kind of a slog. I’m glad you got your mojo back, and those socks look like the perfect thing for a knitting-mojo boost.

  4. That looked like a hat at first. Stay with with the hemlock ring. You will be very grateful. Love the socks.

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