Stitching Status: Slowing Down

I typically have 2-3 things I’m knitting at the same time. Sometimes a ton of stockinette stitch will bore me to death so I work on a smaller project that I have to pay attention to a bit more to revive my knitting mojo. Usually I’m swatching for the next big thing I want to do. Right now, since I have a daunting amount of baby things I’m just not that interested in making right now I’m not as motivated to knit.
This is the Great Divide shawl. I cast on the other week in between knitting my Mom’s vest but as you can see I haven’t made much progress. I just wanted to get it started and see how quickly it would work up. This is a good throw in my bag and carry around project. I don’t have a real deadline for it and I just want to use this yarn so I’m in no hurry.
I think it will be a cool finished object since the white yarn is really a color changing yarn and I’m excited to see it morph from white to lavender but I’m just not that excited about knitting it. I’ve also been working on my Teazel cardigan and the yarn is super soft cotton but I kind of don’t love how it goes thick and thin…so I’m just not as inspired to keep chugging along at it just yet. Also because it’s still cold as I don’t know what and I feel like I should’ve knit up a little jacket with my rainbow yarn. I still have time, I could just switch it up… I also know I’m going to start at least 1 super bulky baby blanket this week, so perhaps I’m reserving my energy for that? Either way, I’m slowing down and feeling a little like I’ve lost my mojo, so what do you do when you feel that way? Any suggestions on how to jump start my knitting drive?

8 Replies to “Stitching Status: Slowing Down”

  1. hmmm. . . how to jumpstart your knitting mojo? How about checking out Quince&Co’s latest designs? that always perks you up or better yet attend a fabulous yarn sale – that normally will get your knitting juices flowing or ‘cowboy up’ and hurry up and get those things you don’t want to do done and then move on to something fun 🙂

  2. Girl I am there! I tried to start 2 fingering weight items, neither is working out. So now I see my mojo getting stifled and I don’t where to turn. And since last night my girl has been upchucking, so I missed knitting to make sure she didn’t knock herself out throwing up. And here I sit not knowing what to try to get on the needles!

    1. Honestly, I do not understand how anyone can knit fingering weight. Tiny needles kill my hands. I just want to make something spectacular but nothing has tickled my fancy yet.

  3. I have never heard of color changing yarn before but that is SO COOL! I’m really excited to see how it knits up. I hope that this revives your knitting mojo!

    1. I don’t know how I stumbled upon the yarn but I’ve had it for a year and figured I really should knit it up so I can see the color change!

  4. I think your mojo came to visit me cause now I want to finish all my WIPS including a blanket I was really slogging through and I want to make all the things and spin all the fiber.

    1. Hahahahahaha glad I could inspire someone! I got a little inspired today to design something for myself. We shall see how it goes.

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