Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Case of the Missing Mojo

Seems that my knitting mojo has suddenly and unexpectedly gone on vacation. It's odd how that happens. And, the symptoms and and reasons can vary. There are times when I just don't feel like knitting (this is rare, but it does happen on occasion). Other times it just seems like every project I try won't work. Almost like having all my years of learning and practice fly out the window. Other times, it's a case of pouring over patterns for days and sometimes weeks trying to find one that says, "Pick me! I'm the one!" and not being able to find one that "speaks" to me. Along with that, it can often be that I'm trying to find a pattern to match some yarn in my stash, to do a little stash busting, save some bucks, and feel proud that I made something fabulous with something I already had. This time, I think that almost all of the above have caused my mojo to leave. Except that I really want to knit! I sure hope it comes back soon. Christmas is coming and I don't have much time!

3 comments:

jomamma said...

I'm with you sista! I get that feeling a couple of times a year, especially when I'm trying to use a certain yarn and design a sweater around it. But this year of knitting nothing but socks for Christmas is going to get the mojo back for me. I'm so sick of socks.

Sandra said...

been there. I hate when that happens - so many projects on the go, and all of htem are just "meh". That why I'm lucky that I can sew as well - when the knitting mojo leaves, usually the sewing one comes on strong (as you have noticed!)

Sel and Poivre said...

Matching stash yarn to a yet to be determined pattern really can be so deadly but my biggest mojo killer is a stubborn problem with a long lingering WIP. Yuck!

On the other hand you have been on a whirlwind of outings and fun activities - maybe your mind is just happily elsewhere these days!