I was reading earlier on a blog re knitting experience and at times how through forums and blog reading that one is inspired but seems to me at the same time exasperated. At one time I used to just plod on and off with knitting projects nothing that exciting....just something to do whilst watching television of an evening. But now my expectations of what I want to achieve have seemed to have grown all out of perspective (well thats how my "knitting mojo" feels).
I feel that I would love to really delve myself into something prolific like this...
I would take my time and do it...no inbetweeny projects BUT thats where the problem seems to lie.....I seem to easily get bored and need to cast on something new, which I generally finish, you know the pair of socks, quick hat, mittens. But it isn't feeding my need....my need to actually...not prove to myself of anything like that, well maybe yes there is that underneath but to actually apply myself to it...to not rush it because I want to see it finished. I think I need a knitting project to cherish, something that will inspire me to keep going...whether or not it is the above jacket as yet I don't know. If it was I think I would have purchased it.
Now there is another idea that has been growing in my mind " The Great American Aran Afghan"....now this excites me....or maybe is it the fact that I do one square at a time in each different pattern....thereby no chance to get bored and then I have the excuse that I can make it as small or as large as I wish....or could I maybe have it as an ongoing project...I keep thinking there are only soooooo many hats/gloves/socks/scarves that I can make. Its the same with the baby knitting...have been enjoying it but have think for the time being am
babied out. Also took a look in M&S...and duh silly me there doesn't seem much knitted stuff
around at the moment. Oh I don't know...ignore me just waffling....oh and then theres anything thing thats bugging me....all the left over yarn...that I keep what for I ask myself.
I thought maybe the best thing is to take it down a charity shop and then it doesn't sit there staring at me asking to be knit into something....yet again something small...honestly does by ruddy head in at times......ok I think I need a button which reads "I'm having a bad knitting day"....maybe tomorrow will be better and then I will know which path I want/need to take..
heres hoping....anyway all for now take care...xxx
Just tried the link and the darn think doesn't work...anyway the site is Virtual Yarns and its the elizabethan jacket.