I've had major knitting burnout lately (and obviously blogger burnout, but more on that another time). I recently re-organized all my in-progress knitting projects, made a list, went and got a stiff drink when I needed to start a second page of paper for that list, and then did....nothing. For weeks. So after this little hiatus, what did I do to get my crafting juices going again? Buckle down and finish a project, you say? Knit away and taste the sweet joy of accomplishment? Well, no. Not. Even. Close.
Instead I wound yarn and started a new scarf.
Okay, so it's not finishing a project, but that's fine, right? I've wanted to start this pattern (Chadwick) forever. Years, in fact. No joke. Literally years. I queued the pattern on Raverly in 2010. I think the yarn was purchased in 2011 (at least the gray yarn). Two years ago, I even blogged that I thought I would be starting Chadwick soon. So if I wasn't going to finish a current project, what better way to get knitting mojo going? New project! Whee!! With my favorite merino cashmere yarn! This can't go wrong. I'm going to happily knit my new scarf, and it's going to be awesome, and Knitter I will be again!
Three days later I put it aside and instead started to knit....
Wait for it...a facecloth.
Who am I? And you know what? I freaking love this facecloth. I've already started a second one. Drawers of luxury yarn and precious handspun? No thanks, dishcloth cotton is calling my name.
Seriously guys, WTF?
PS. Of course, facecloth knitting is fine and dandy if it's your thing. If you love knitting dishcloths, go forth and knit and enjoy. It's just never been my thing.
PPS. Yes, I've been away from blogging forever. Lots to catch up on, of course, but I needed to start back slowly. Despite my recent knitter apathy, I was fairly productive this fall, so lots of socks soon!