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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Where, Oh Where

has my blogging mojo gone?

Where, oh where can it be?

It flew out the fecking window, that's where it went.

Now, how do I get it back?

It's not so much about not having the phlegm, as it is about not being able to cough it up.

Okay, poor analogy - but, there it is.

At least my knitting and spinning haven't been lacking, though the projects are dull to a degree. Heck, there are times in a person's life when you just need dull. Dull can be good.

Take these socks I knit for my husband, for instance. Plain stockinette. Two colours - one white, no less.

To you, they are probably dull.

To me, they are the epitome of mindless knitting. Mindless knitting in turn equates to a form of meditation in which I learn to absolve all responsibilites for an hour of glorious, sanity saving, mental health.

I'm sure we can all agree we need to take the periodic mental health day. Some more than others and I'm one of the others (this month) anyway, since I started on another pair right away.

These are for my son, since he sadly announced that he has worn holes in his other socks. This makes me happy. Not only is he wearing them, but he is wearing them alot and making holes in them.

Speaking of activities that help with my mental health, I also finished a spinning project last month. This is Sakina Needles BFL roving in the Gram Positive colour purchased from The Loopy Ewe.

Spun into a 3-ply worsted weight...

and knit into a dog sweater for my dog, of course.

On my final note, I finished the Butterfly mittens for my daughter's teacher with resounding success.

Some of you may have thought it an extravagent gift for a Kindergarten Teacher, but this teacher is worth it, as you will see by this thank you card I received from her.

Dear Q (& Mom & Dad),

Thank you so much for the mittens. They are exquisite - truly a work of art!! And when I realized there were butterflies on them; I had tears in my eyes! I will truly treasure your gift.

Thank you!!

From Mrs. N

I must say, it brought a wee tear to my eye, too. You're most welcome, Mrs. N. Thank you for being the wonderful teacher you are!

Late breaking news in the knitting world: If you're into gadgets like I am, you'll love The Knit Kit. I'm really looking forward to this gadget. Whether it's worth the $19.95 price tag remains to be seen, but it looks promising.

Knit On


Marlene said...

I envy all the opportunities you have to knit Latvian style mittens. The weather here is just not cold enough to warrant knitting mittens. I buy the books anyway, hoping to some day find a creative use for the beautiful stitch patterns.

Kim said...

Ah sweetie, you'll get your mojo back. I think it's just that time of years. And no, your socks are not boring, they are lovely as always! And there's nothing wrong with mindless knitting, we all need it! Well, I need it...hehe! hang in there!

Monica aka Gloria Patre said...

If this is a sample of what you do when your mojo's gone.... 1 1/2 pairs of socks, spun BFL and a dog sweater... what are you capable of when it's back???? LOL!! Trust me, it's just mid-winter blahs!!