I hate that moment as a knitter when you are sitting staring at your projects, and knowing that there are a few more in the bottom of the basket, and not wanting to knit any of them. It happens to all of us from time to time. We stare at the things that were started with the best of intentions, the things that once held our attention and think, ‘I just can’t pick that up’. Or is some cases, ‘What was I thinking starting that in the first place?’ And that’s when you realize that your knitting Mojo has fled into the night faster than a teenage boy when his girlfriend’s father comes home. It’s out in the pasture with the sheep munching the grass. It’s left you up the creek without a knitting needle.
Sometimes you try on a few different projects, projects that worked just fine a day or two earlier, and realize that nothing fits. It just feels wrong. The yarn has magically become scratchy in your hands. The pattern seems to have somehow changed from your native tongue to some form of ancient language no one has spoken for hundreds of years. All of the cable needles in your house are gone. And worse, it’s happening to every single thing that you are trying to knit. It sucks, plain and simple. And (I’ve heard, ’cause this has never happened to me), that it leds to major cases of startitis with projects being cast on in a flurry until you find the one that fits.
Fortunately, that didn’t happen to me this time and the whole thing passed very quickly. My Mojo came back and my projects and I are friends again. But to all the knitters out there that have lost your Mojo: Talk to someone. We’ve all been there. We can help you knit through it and get back to the yarn filled pastures. Hang in there and I promise that one day soon, your projects will fit. Your needles will glide through your projects and your hooks will never miss a stitch. And, if it doesn’t come back, we can help you hunt it down. We all carry pointy sticks.