F is For…

Fatigue, as in project fatigue, which seems to be going around, and is partly the reason I’ve been a boring blogger lately. The endless stockinette stitch on the sleeve of Isaac’s sweater does not make for interesting knitting or knitblogging. My husband has tragically enormous feet. I no longer need or want a Clapotis. I am considering giving up on the master knitter program. I am longing to cast on a new project, but am racked with guilt. Shouldn’t I finish my other projects first? I mean, I should at least finish the TKGA, right? I was going to try to have it in the mail by yesterday. Train-Zoom.

In addition to project fatigue, certain forum discussions over on Ravelry have been far more entertaining than my life and my knitting so I’ve been spending all my time there rather than living a life to blog about or even knitting on my boring projects.

Anyone else with project fatigue? What do you do when you are bored with the projects you are working on? Do you push through and reward yourself with a new project only when you’ve completed them? Or do you cast on a new project right away, and stuff your boring projects into the bottom of your knitting bag where they won’t bother you any more? Any ideas for an exciting project to get me out of my knitting slump?

4 thoughts on “F is For…

  1. I just have generalized fatigue, not specific to anything. *sigh* I feel your pain.

  2. Well, when I tried to just push through my Central Park Hoodie, I ended up burning myself out on it. I finally put it away to work on some socks for a while, just for a break. I’m confident I’ll go back to it, but I’m trying to remember that this is a hobby and it’s supposed to be fun. :-) Do what makes you happy.

  3. well, i’ve given myself a dead line on one project and the little projects keep creeping up around it. But mostly I’m working on that one.

    though there is one or two things hanging out in the yarn bins wondering if i’ll ever come back over and pick them up.

  4. wish I had words of wisdom for you. well I do, actually, but only if you want to hear them.

    you’ve got a decision to make, and you won’t be interested in doing anything until that decision is made AND you’ve accepted the “rightness” of that decision.

    until then, don’t be so hard on yourself. Zen it out, baby, Ravel it.

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