knitnana: MoJo, Where Have You Gone?

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MoJo, Where Have You Gone?

It's crept away pretty quietly, frankly...I'm only a few rows away from finishing Ishbel, I have Brandywine ready to start, but all I can seem to work on are these:

Blanket Square 1

Blanket Square 2

And I'm done with them. In fact, the office smells like wet wool, because for all that they're knit to gauge, one came out smaller, the other larger, but both just shy of the specifications of 8 inches square. They'll be that size, as neither had to stretch much, but interesting that using the same knitter and the same needles the two squares were that much off!

Word to the wise, when it matters? SWATCH!

And that wet wool smell? Well. Seems a certain new man in the house is quite enamoured of it (oh, heck, he LOVES the smell of wool, period). I have the blocking board up on top of three bins of yarn (hopefully high enough to keep him off it...

So at least I've gotten something completed and blocked, even if it's not Ishbel.

But other than knitting a few rounds on the Goody, Goody Feather & Fan socks in advance of a training tomorrow (when I can knit, but I didn't want to be counting, too), all I seem really interested in is knitting Tribbles.

Why yes, I'm seriously behind the times, everyone under the sun has knit Abigail's pattern by now, but not me.

Hmm...a quick look at my list of finished items this year shows that I'm woefully behind my usual count-to-date, and there are many tiny things (nothing all that large) completed...Where has my Knitting MoJo gone?

At least these two are touching noses...


Blogger Ruinwen said...

Creative urges come and go and I'm sure most of your energy is being spent keeping up after your sweet new kitty. Pretty squares. *hugs* :)

7:04 AM  
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8:31 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Awww, I like the "nosy" picture.

Relax/rest a little (you've been incredibly busy for quite a while now) and the mojo will return.

11:52 AM  
Blogger margene said...

Mojo will return. Do not worry. The less you fret the more likely he will return in short order. ;-)

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no idea that the Meezer is such a big kitty. (This is what I get for not coming to visit you.) Not fat, mind you, but big, at least in relation to the kitten. Do you think that the Tonk will be as large when he grows up?

About the knitting slump: most people would feel rather envious if their slumps were like yours. I have knitted a number of Icelandic sweaters in my time, but I haven't done any knitting for several years. At the moment one of my hands is rather cut up, so I am not even contemplating any. That said, I realize that you have better reasons than most people to keep projects going, but, if you want to post on your blog while your MoJo is on vacation, you can always showcase various types of yarn or thoughts for future projects until you have more time to put something together.

that pesky cousin of yours

12:55 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

I go through phases like that -- I actually haven't knit at all for the last two nights, and haven't really been missing it desperately. The colors of the blanket blocks are lovely, and the mojo will return :)

1:07 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I hadn't seen the Tribbles yet! I can see why you could easily get sucked into them or the diagonal blankie squares... I love purely rhythmic knitting:) Nice to have a man around the house that likes the smell of wool.... hope the drying stays out of reach.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

Ahhhh...ain't that cute! Touching noses is always a good sign.

Your mojo/muse will return, you have plenty of it Sallee, in spades!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Oh, what a treat to see kitties touching noses. It's been far too long for us.

And margene is right - the more you work at regaining the mojo, the harder it hides. I'm even knitting a bunch more again after my deep dive into spinning (though I'm still spinning a lot, too!)

You are doing great - just because it isn't as focused on knitting is no reason to worry.

8:04 PM  

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