Knitters will know what I am talking about. You are working on one project only to see another pattern that you would like to knit, then another and perhaps another. It seems there is just not enough time to knit all those sweaters, hats, mittens and scarves to keep loved ones warm in the cold months. It's a good feeling. And then all of a sudden it's gone. The knitting mojo. Gone.
It happened a few months ago when I decided to take a break from knitting for my Etsy shop. As much as I enjoyed knitting for the shop, I was excited about knitting something from the mental list in my head that had been getting longer and longer. But where to begin? I quickly cast on for a sweater that I had wanted to knit for a year but ended up being a bulky green mistake. I think that sweater was responsible for sucking away my knitting mojo. Or maybe all my creative mojo was being directed toward my new passion, soap making. I couldn't seem to keep up with all the ideas for soap. A balance of sorts, I guess. Either way, after that green seater, I didn't want to knit much of anything. So I worked on a pair of socks, the occasional face cloth and I was bored. Bored by knitting.
Then Saturday afternoon happened. A rainy Saturday afternoon when I found myself with a few free hours. Yes, that's right. Lego had provided me with a whole afternoon to browse knitting patterns at my leisure. And it came back. The knitting mojo returned.
I now look forward to sitting down with my knitting in the evening. It is relaxing, that clickity clacking of the needles. But far from boring. I am already planning my next project. Welcome back, knitting mojo.