Add to this that all of New England is frozen and I have been on a totally yeast-free diet for the past two weeks, and I seem to have lost the will to knit!
In truth, I did finish the back and one sleeve of a sweater I started in Oct 2008 (I am SO embarrassed to admit that it has been sitting that long). The second sleeve will probably only take an evening or two, but I have not picked that up for a week either. Even if I did, it would not count towards my sock yarn goal.
What is a knitter with a horribly huge stash to do? I need a serious infusion of inspiration and motivation. So how do you reignite your passion for work and for craft?
I have been sitting and staring at the same skein of yarn--already wound--for three weeks now. It is a lovely skein of STR with colors that variegate from mango to purple. You can see a pic (recycled from an old post) below.
|It is the pretty one on the bottom right. The other two have actually been knit up and gifted already.|
But this skein just does not want to be a 2x2 basic rib sock. This skein needs to be something special. I need to create something beautiful with it, if for no other reason than to get me through 2 more weeks of yeast-free eating, and the fact that I feel like a failure in my career and my personal life right now. Did I mention that yeast-free eating involves giving up not only all breads and carbs, but also dairy, vinegar, mayonaise, and (gasp!) diet coke? I did cheat slightly tonight when my room service salad came with a creamy dressing rather than the oil and lemon juice I ordered. I am overcome with guilt, and this does not help the feelings of failure. So I really need to make a fabulous sock this week!
Next post: how to rekindle inspiration. This gives me something to research over the next few days. Happy knitting in 2011, everyone!