12 July 2006

My Knitting Mojo

Where is it???? I well and truly have come to an impasse, or what I think is one. I have completely lost interest in my current project – Loll. Has anyone experienced this before? At the moment we have the completed back...

And one complete left front...

Some of the right front...

And some of the sleeves...
I always do this with any knitting project, which is why I have gazillion percentage bars over the side. I usually start very well and then lose interest, then play around with another project, and eventually come back to the previous project and finish it.

I am in a bit of a bind now though because I promised myself to finish this project before moving onto another. And I really want to start on Tempting II. Argh! What to do? HELP!
By the way have you seen Eunny's FO? That girl's got knitting mojo!!!!

8 comments:

Dove Knits said...

I KNOW! I get that all the time! Which is why I, too, always have a ton of projects going at any one time (besides the 3 displayed on the side of my blog, I have at least 5 more). The only way for me to get out of a knitting rut, unfortunately, is to start something new! Orrrr....maybe go back and work on some other unfinished thing for a while? That way you can justify leaving this for a bit.

Theresa said...

Have I experience it?? I am IT! Poor St. Brigid has languished in the closet all this time, and now I've made the commitment to go back to her!

Tusa said...

I feel so much better guys. Thank you. I was beginning to wonder about myself.

Marietta said...

there is nothing worng with not finishing - as long as you come back to it someday. which makes all new and fun! like a long last pal - at least that is what i keep telling myself :)
if i knew how to do those 5 bars at the side - it would be a very long list and very scary - though it might help motivate me to finish

Dipsy Doodle said...

I sure know what you're going through! What works best for me is just putting that project away, starting something else and working a bit on it and only then returning to the "old" project. Then it always seems as if I've never encountered any problems with it, work's going perfetcly quick and is fun again! Perhaps that'll work for you as well?
Dipsy D. http://www.millharrow.com/weblog

Seahorse said...

I am the same! I have several projects that I could finish in a few days, if I put my mind to it, but there's always something more exciting to start :/

I agree, Eunny is IT! Love her stuff and can't wait for her book!

Kitty Kitty said...

I know what you mean, there are some projects that by the end you just want to cry with boredom and wish that you could pay someone to do those last stitches. There are two projects that will always stand out, Tempting and my hubby's Harry Potter Scarf.

Though my problem is that if I stop them I will never come back. I have projects in the basement that have been setting around waiting to be finished since I was 12.

When I got back to knitting I made a promise to myself not to do this again. I promised that I would be a one project gal come h*** or high water, but I so yearn for starting new projects in the middle of a project. I even try to convince myself that a swatch doesn't count. I think that is the reason that my current knitting speed is really increasing. Though I don't count blocking as breaking a project promise. If it is pinned down I can start something new. :)

purlyqueen said...

I too am the queen of unfinished projects. I think my record is the hand sewn patchwork quilt that I started when I was told to rest during my second pregnancy - and finished when my daughter was 11!
at the moment I have about 5 knitting or crochet projects on the go and fall in and out of love with them all. You will eventually finish everyhing, dont feel guilty, remember variety is the spice of life!