Saturday, May 26, 2012
Getting Your Knitting Mojo Back
I'm happy to say that hasn't happened in a very long time for me.
But here are somethings to think about if you feel uninspired but want to get back to your knitting with gusto as they say:
*Do you need someone to knit for? Sometimes knowing we are giving a gift is stimulus enough to get back to the stitches.
*Do you need to knit for yourself? I know one knitter who is magnificent, and has never ever knit for anyone other than herself. As long as she is knitting, good for her. Maybe we should knit a bit more for ourselves.. We are certainly most appreciative of our handwork right?
*Did someone dishearten you? I used to get very defensive if someone pointed out a flaw in my work. I would deem it a failure, in my mind, when a comment got to me. No more. The person was rarely a knitter and I gave up perfection knitting a long time ago. If a mistake is glaring, I now have the skills to fix it, hide it or the like. Don't let someone who is critical take your knit joy away...
*Are you ready for a challenge? Is your knitting too easy? Or the opposite? Are you trying to knit things that are really beyond your skill set? This can be defeating unless you have a class for support or a great knit friend. Think about it.
*Maybe you need a yarn change? Do you knit with the same weight yarn all the time? A simple change can be fun and reignite interest in your craft.
*Have you ever tried a swap? Swaps can be so much fun if you know the organizer and trust the participants. Swaps can be found on Ravelry too. For real fun organize your OWN swap.
*Finally, maybe you want to knit for charity. Call your local yarn shop for needs within your own area. Or again, go to Ravelry and search charity knits. There is something wonderful about giving your hard handiwork away for a great cause.
*Anyone want to chime in????