Monday, January 19, 2015

Empty...


My yarn bowl has sat empty for a good while.  Though I've been doing a bit of crochet, my knitting mojo has waned.  I've searched high and low for inspiration... I would see something and almost get interested enough to start... then nope... not feelin' it... almost get interested... then NOPE... nothing. 

Last week, I dragged out a LONG UNFINISHED project (still not The Unloved).  It was a sweater I started in my early knitting days... I used a VERY different yarn than the pattern called for... came out with GORILLA sized arms; frogged and re-did it; and, probably then, realized I didn't have enough yarn to finish it. 

In desperation to get myself moving forward, I found some yarn that will WORK to finish it.  Now, it is NOT going to win any glamour awards.  But, people, I need to get back on the train!  And, function will serve me nicely.  It will be my Gardening Cardigan.  ;)

I NEED to get going again BECAUSE,have seen ONE sweater that has stayed and stayed and stayed on my mind after seeing it on a TV show.  I don't even remember exactly what the show was... but, the lady had on this gorgeous white sweater... just a bit of lace pattern...

And, I have searched out a yarn I THINK will be like I remember that sweater... and found a pattern, not exact but similar enough... I THINK.  I ordered the yarn and am hoping my knitting mojo will arrive in the same package.  Until then, I'm going to try to force it back with the Gardening Cardigan.  ;)

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
~ Margaret Thatcher

blessings ~ tanna

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at all the words that were stressed in this. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL!!! Stressed... An appropriate description!! 😉

Dewena said...

Well every woman should have a gardening cardigan! I hope it does propel you forward into knitting the sweater of your dreams.

Your blog is so pretty! I'm so happy to have found it. Thank you for your visit, a pleasure to have met you!

Amanda said...

On our way to Walmart for grocery shopping today, Roo fell asleep. When I woke him up, he told me he was dreaming about being with you at your knitting store looking at yarn. I asked if he was helping you pick any out, and he said, "no, just looking at it." LOL! Love you! xoxo

Catherine said...

It is not easy sometimes to be motivated. I suppose sometimes we have to listen to our spirit and simply keep trying and when we are ready we will know it. xo Catherine

Lynne said...

I'll be hoping for the return of your mojo so I can see your gardening sweater . . . and more . . .

Handmade in Israel said...

I do hope that you get that mojo back. It sounds like you really want that new white sweater!

Pondside said...

I'll be that once you start knitting your knitting mojo will sneak up on you!

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that both projects will bring back your mojo because that is a beautiful yarn bowl and it will every happy to have some yarn inside it! xx

Margaret Adamson said...

yes the bowl looks a bit empty. Come on, you can do it. BIG PUSH through.

podso said...

I bet this will do it. You need to start on something you are really excited about. Hope it comes back but meanwhile I love that you are crocheting! And do you put your ball of yarn in that bowl to keep it in line?

Joanne Wilson said...

A gardening cardigan, I do like the sound of that!

Betsy Brock said...

Everyone needs a gardening cardigan...cuz you aren't going to want to wear the beautiful white lacy one in the dirt! ha.

karen said...

nothing wrong with a knitting break and then revisiting the craft. You should not put so much pressure on yourself and just enjoy what you enjoy doing!!

Linda said...

I think I need a yarn bowl!!!
I am always chasing it across the room!
A gardening sweater? Perfect!
Get crackin'!
Post a pic....I am sure it will be fantastic!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm right there with you ... didn't do much when Yusef was here, so now am trying to find my mojo. Maybe it's on holiday with yours. Ha! Hugs, Tammy

Nonna Rose said...

I find myself from time to time just not "into" knitting and I think I will never pick up my needles again. Then, there's a need for a gift and I decide it would be nice to make something for someone and my mojo returns. Doing for others always turns things around for me. Crocheting just might be the break you need right now, and what's wrong with trading off knitting needles for a crochet hook!? Enjoy.

steph said...

everyone NEEDS a gardening sweater!! So glad you will soon have yours!!!!! (and rumor has it that the new white yarn is swaddling your mojo....hope both arrive intact!)

Mereknits said...

Your mojo will return my friend, you have just had to much on your mind with the move and renovations. Go to the yarn store and touch the yarn it will help.
Hugs,
Meredith

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