I hate to admit it, but I’m just so utterly uninspired lately. Nothing strikes my fancy. I’ve picked up and put down more knitting projects lately than I care to admit. I’ve spent countless hours trolling the internet for new projects,recipes, ideas, etc. I just want something – anything – to reignite that creativity I thrive on.
Since my inspiration is nowhere to be found, I decided maybe it was a sign to get my sh*t together and finish some projects that have been languishing in my WIP basket. I basically tried to force myself to believe that if I finished up a few projects I’d feel less overwhelmed and maybe I’d start feeling back to normal. I’m not sure it worked, but I can’t really complain about having three less projects on my plate.
First up was the Organic Guernsey knit in the Hobby Lobby version of Caron’s Simply Soft. I purchased the yarn back before I decided to stop giving them my money, and I really just got tired of seeing it in my stash so I wanted to use it up. Everyone and their brother seems to be having babies lately, so a baby sweater it was. Not sure who it will go to, yet, nor am I even sure it will fit right. The body looks a bit long and the arms too short despite following the pattern. Oh well.
Then we have the Georgia On My Mind socks in Patons Kroy FX. I had purchased a lot of this yarn when I found it on clearance but I’ve since fallen out of love with it. I really didn’t need a new pair of socks – my sock drawer is already full as it is – but I guess now I have an extra pair as back-up in case I suddenly find a hole in one of the old ones.
And then we come to my absolute favorite: The Wee Austin Hoodie. This project sat for several weeks simply because I didn’t feel like weaving in the ends and sewing things up. So Monday I forced myself to block it, and this morning I finished the whole thing up. All I need are 7 buttons and this project will be good to gift to its intended recipient (if I can bear to part with it – I don’t have a little one to use it, but it still isn’t stopping me from wanting to keep this project all to myself!)
Next up on my to-do list: the Vintage Rabbit. Quite literally, all I need to do is stuff and finish seaming the thing. I really don’t know why I’ve put it off for so long, but I have.