Knitting Rut

For the last few months I have been in what I like to call a knitting rut. This is where I may be knitting what feels like constantly, but I never have the satisfaction of seeing a finished product. This generally happens when:
1. I take on very large projects, and
2. When I start many different projects, and then feel the need to bounce around among them.

I am currently working on a large, complex lace shawl that feels as though it will never be done, and am now beginning not only my Christmas knitting (of which there is a lot), but also working on Knit for Those in Need (updates on this later) and those fingertipless mitts which for some reason still are not finished. I am also working on spinning some dog fur, which was taking precedence as it is being done for money, until tonight when my spinning wheel metaphorically shit the bed. Sigh. This is the second time this has happened; I think a very important nut/bolt may be stripped, and I am very worried that it may cost me large amounts of money (that I don’t have) to repair. Looks like I know what I’ll be asking for for Christmas this year.

So, this slump is getting very frustrating, and I am hoping to remedy the situation soon. I think the trick is to pick one project and stick with it until it is done – fingertipless mitts, here I come! 🙂


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