There comes a time in every knitter’s year when an absolute, if not at least partial, burnout occurs. I am in one of those phases. This happens about twice a year for me and I usually take a month or two away from knitting. By the time that’s over I’ve completely forgotten why I ever stopped knitting in the first place!
I haven’t knit anything for 3 weeks. That’s right. I’ve been reading knitting blogs again. That usually happens when I’m almost ready to start again. I need a new project though. I’m feeling like something slinky… something in a shawl perhaps… I’ve been wanting to try an entrelac scarf but then again I’ve been longing for a vegan version of my clapotis shawl/scarf. It took me hours and hours to make this beautiful lace weight LONG and slinky…. and unfortunately wool scarf. It’s black and wonderful, but alas I will never wear it again. It now belongs to my mom, along with my well broken in suede birkenstocks. (Sigh. I want a new pair of vegan birkies…. I don’t care how unattractive they are, they’re SO comfy) Anyway, I think another clapotis would make do nicely. Gotta find me some slinky vegan yarn…. hmmm, ebay?
Yes, a shawl would be good. Then I can get back to Stephanie’s mittens and onto Lucia’s wrist warmers :) I think I knit mostly for other people because I’m never quite satisfied with the end result, so I give it away so I don’t have to look at it anymore. Is that weird? Oh well. Wish me luck that I get back into my groove. (“HEY! You threw off my groove!”)
And here is something I have been wanting knit since the winter of 2004 and that is the Edwardian style tea dress Belle Epoque – it’s just so cute. And I’m slim enough now to pull off the tunic over jeans thing, which I wasn’t able to do in 2004. Ok, I’m going yarn shopping.