Monday, June 30, 2008

On my loss of Knitting Mojo

I haven't been knitting. At all. It's been well over a month since I've picked up the needles. There is no rhyme or reason to it. I've been analyzing it to death and this is what I've come up with. I do, however, need to preface with a little history.

Back in the day I was a HUGE X-Files fan. The movie came out, I went to the theater to see it and never watched the television series again. I didn't hate the movie but I also didn't think it was done as well as the series. Not too long ago, I was a HUGE fan of The White Stripes, so much so I contemplated some black, red, and white body art. O and I saw them in concert at the Auditorium Theatre a couple years back (where I must add, Takoda performed at about a month ago). The concert was incredible. But, you guessed it, I have not listened (intentionally) to them since. I can't explain it.

So, onto the lack of knitting. I'm still teaching classes, I just haven't knit any of my items. Do I equate it to the poor weather and the Harlot not coming the first time? A big disappointment, although we all had so much fun. Or is it subconsciously due to the fact that I thought I may never knit again because my favorite yarn underwent a huge set back and I thought for sure it was over for them? I continue to scour Ravelry for inspiration to no avail. My knitting kin keep urging me to go forth and knit. I've lost my mojo. And, I'm rather indifferent about it. I've done the whole "Well, what is knitting REALLY about anyway?" I thought for sure when the Harlot did come, I'd get my groove back. Nope. I even thought this picture of Franklin and myself would do it. Nope.

(side note: Franklin came to the Shop on Harlot day sans camera so he used my phone for the pic ~ please note how he totally looks perfect and I'm all blurry LOL. Side note to Franklin, it took me until this very day to figure out how to get the pic off my silly phone which is why I never emailed it to you sigh)

If the knitting bug doesn't come and bite me in the rear really quick, I just may have to pass all my Malabrigo onto Kris, as she has far too many compromising pictures of me. ;)

Please, I am welcoming any and all suggestions during this difficult time.

In other news, the kids and I are headed to the East Coast next Tuesday for 3 full weeks!! Woo Hoo! I miss my family terribly and we are all very excited to go for our annual trip.


Kris said...

First off, OMG that picture is adorable! Second... I don't think you've lost the mojo, perhaps just misplaced it.

There a lot of times were I feel like some of my projects feel like work. When it's not fun anymore, I stop. I wouldn't even try to think about knitting...isn't there a saying that goes.. if it loves you, it will come back. Hey, it's not like your getting kicked out the club for not performing;)

tiennie said...

Fun pic of you and Franklin!

Have a great time! I'm sure the knitting mojo will come back.

Tia said...

When you return, we should meet and knit. I'll even drive all the way from Merrillville to chill with you.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I need encouragement to knit a baby blanket for my sister-in-law's empending birth not really feeling the mojo either.Hugs Darcy

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

When you find it please share it I need to knit a baby blanket for my sister-in-law's impending baby and have no mojo:( Hugs Darcy