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.
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.
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!