October 6, 2010

Knitting Mojo

Today I had a lovely time knitting with Jennifer and a bunch of other lovely knitterly ladies at Panera. I brought with me a last minute scarf I threw on the needles this morning so I'd have some mindless knitting. When asked what I was making I explained I am not in a good place with my knitting right now - I feel like I've lost my mojo. So I took some old leftover yarn and am making a lengthwise scarf in stripes for my niece whose birthday is coming up.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have these 1500 yards of Cascade 220 sitting around taunting me...I don't know what to make and even swatched for the Monday Morning Cardigan. I'm not feeling the love. Then I thought a fun cardigan I designed with a colorful yoke pattern would be nice but nothing in my stash made for a good yoke. So the yarn sits there...taunting me.

Then I saw this lovely sweater on Anthropologie aptly named Knitting Needle Cardigan which is Haunting me...I want to make it...I know I could figure it out and try...however I don't have enough yarn in the Cascade 220...I think this would need more.

So as you can see, my knitting mojo is totally out of whack. It got even further pushed down today when I heard that a dear, dear woman who was like a second mother to me when we lived in Virginia lost her battle with cancer last night. She always had a kind word, made you feel like you were the most important person when she spoke with you and her heart was big and full of love.

So, I'm taunted, haunted and heavy hearted and will find a way to get my mojo back somehow...in the meantime, mindless silly knitting will have to do.


Beth said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Estella.

That really is a lovely sweater!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your friend as well. As for the sweater, I think buying it would be the easiest option! --Krista

Anonymous said...

Oh my god.....the sweater is GORGEOUS !!! Don't listen to anonymous and purchase it ;) KNIT IT UP GIRL !!! It looks gorgeous and a challenge to figure out possibly ??!!! I say go for it ! Heck, I might go for it ! We can swap notes, haha :)