Friday, August 05, 2011

Out of Sight, Out of Mind . . .

Have you forgotten I existed?  Have I been away too long for you to remember me?  Yup, out of sight, out of mind, right?

Well, the same goes for knitting!!  I suppose it would come as no surprise if I fess up that my knitting dry spell has stretched on through the summer.  It’s not that I don’t think of knitting often.  It’s not that I don’t admire my pretty yarn and dream of the projects I’ll knit up.  It’s not that I don’t long for yarn running through my fingers.  Because trust me, I do.

Maybe part of the problem is that I’m just too darn neat.  I’ve got my WIPs tucked away in project bags, all tidy and organized.  And since I don’t see them, I tend to forget about them when stolen bits of knitting time are presented.  Because, you know, out of sight, out of mind.

So I decided to loosen up a bit.  I pulled out my sock project and left it splayed out on the living room table.  And I found rows are getting knitted here and there.  A few rounds got done while the morning coffee was brewing.  It rode along to the train station for some knitting while I waited for Pete’s train.

sock
It may not be much, but it’s a step in the right direction!!  And it helped get knitting back on my mind!

12 comments:

Qutecowgirl said...

Hey stranger!! My mojo is coming back slowly too. Too neat, that's cute! If that was me I would probably be knitting more. I just don't want to deal with the stash diving to find the yarn I want.

Besides a few stitches here and there and before you know it you'll have an fo. Besides it's not like this heat helps anybody want to do anything.

Lynn said...

Yep, baby steps. Next you might want to shop your stash.......

Zonda said...

Hiya! Good for you! Sometimes we need a break you know ;)

Jennifer said...

Hello my friend. I figured you were busy enjoying summer! BTW - be careful when you wash those socks. HAND wash only! Do not, I repeat, DO NOT use the hand wash cycle on your washing machine or you'll have itty bitty felted socks. (Don't ask me how I know this!)

JelliDonut said...

Welcome back! Forget you? Never!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and I've had a bit of a knitting dry spell myself. Hoping to break it! -amysue

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Back in sight, happily - always in mind, lovingly!

Sometimes the urge to knit moves out of our minds, but isn't it always in our fingers? As soon as you pick up a project, they fall into their accustomed positions, and start moving thru the oft-rehearsed dance steps of poke, loop, pull, slide - poke, loop, pull, slide. (It sometimes resembles sumo more than dancing in my case. Sigh.)

As the mind recalls what the fingers can do, it starts to race ahead to the next project and the one after that, and do I have time to stop at the LYS today? HaHa, silly question! Where's that credit card?

And there you are, back in heaven, and back in debt.

Sonya said...

My mojo usually deserts in the summer, but it didn't this year for some reason. Probably because we've had the air conditioner on constantly. Pretty sock yarn!

Marty said...

Glad to see you! I must confess I haven't checked in for a while-got too much going on. I'm glad I did-just in time for your latest post.

knitseashore said...

So glad to see you here! I think your idea is great, to leave the knitting out where it's easy to knit a few stitches here and there. I only seem to get my knitting done when I'm in the car; hopefully the motivation will come back soon.

Give K.C. a hug for me!

Delusional Knitter said...

Welcome back! That's how to do it, I can never forget my knitting, its always on top of my desk ... and chair ... and ottoman .... etc. in my computer room ... its everywhere, LOL!

amandacathleen said...

my knitting has been ignored lately too. I'm not sure if its because I've been so busy with my kids, traveling, canning, gardening or what. But knitting hasn't been on the top of my mind the past few months. I did pick Aidez back up and am loving the cables.

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