Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mojo is a No Go . . .



I have a confession to make.  I haven't done any knitting this week.  And I don't miss the feel of my needles and yarn one bit.

I don't understand why this happens sometimes.  After Rhinebeck and Stitches East I was filled with knitting enthusiasm.  I was happily knitting on projects old and new.  And then, suddenly, bam.  The knitting urge goes missing.

Does this happen to you?  What do you think causes it?  And most importantly, what gets your knitting  mojo going again???

11 comments:

Walden said...

I think this happens to everyone. Attempting new things, finding something to learn.

Trina said...

I'm going through that at the moment too, which is fine because I know it will pass. I think just make yourself pick up your needles next time your sitting in front of the tv with nothing to do and swatch for something, that should get it back - i'm going to try it myself tomorrow night! :)

sophanne said...

Let it ride- many times I'll do a project I know I've had success with- another stuffed toy or a pair of socks- a Brooklyn Tweed scarf. Just something to keep my hands busy while my brain percolates.

Laura said...

Happens to me all the time. I get frustrated because I'm a very slow knitter and it takes me ages to get projects done. So, I get bored, irritated, etc., and just stop. :)
blessings
~*~

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

What I'm working on I'm not happy with. There's really on a few minor problems, but they laugh and point and glare at me every time I get near the needles. I'm way too far in frog and start over, and anyway, I know what will fix it; I just don't know HOW TO DO what will fix it.

My spinning is a disaster because it knows that I'm using it as a way of procrastinating about the other problem. I NEED some intant gratification, but I refuse to start anything new until the current disaster is finished.

I don't know which is worse, this frustration or a mojo meltdown.

When I do lose the urge, I go through all my books and magazines, rediscovering forgotten inspirations. I hope you're back at it soon.

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Melissa said...

I am there right now. When I was pregnant with my little girl, I got all inspired and whipped stuff out at warp speed. Now, I just do a project every now and then.

Sonya said...

I hate it when knitting mojo goes AWOL. I usually read until I feel like knitting again. Mojo always seems to come back. Your scarf in the previous post is lovely. Don't FOs feel good?

Qutecowgirl said...

So there! and at such a bad time too since I am way behind in holiday knitting. But when the mojo goes awol i turn to another craft. Since i do so much I normally do not have a problem and the knitting mojo comes back.

worse thing ever to happen is when all crafting mojo goes awol. Oh boy do I drive the hubby up a wall then = )

trek said...

Yeah, it happens. Once, I thought "o noes! what will I do with all of that yarn?"

And then the mojo returns.

amandacathleen said...

it seems like every year right after Rhinebeck my mojo wanes. Then after some perusing on rav or looking through Interweave I find something that I have to knit RIGHT NOW. That's usually how I get it back, or going through my stash I find a yarn that begs to be have something started with it.

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