Stuck in a Knitting Funk

Wow,  I knew it had been awhile since I posted last but I didn’t realize it had been quite that long.  I hate to admit it but not much knitting has been going on in my life lately.  I’ve been in a knitting funk before but never this bad or for this long.  It is so bad that I really don’t care if I even go to Maryland Sheep & Wool this year.  Yeah, I know it’s THAT bad!   Needless to say I didn’t manage to get my long list of Christmas knitting finished.  Maybe I burned myself out with that impossible to achieve list.  Who knows.

I’m not really sure how to get back into knitting, I’ve tried all of the tricks that used to help me get back into it and nothing is working.  I’ve looked through my stash hoping something would make me want to knit it. While there is a lot there that I forgot about and do still love, I just don’t have the energy or desire to even want to find a pattern and wind the yarn.  I’ve been pouring over my issues of knitting magazines and through the pattern pages on Ravelry, hoping something with lure me back in.  Again, I’ve found some things that I would like to eventually knit…..someday but for right now, there is nothing I want to knit. So, instead of knitting I’ve been doing other things, like reading.

I have always loved to read but I go through periods where I’m knitting and I haven’t figured out how to knit and hold a book at the same time, I’m not big on audio books.  Growing up I was a huge Stephen King fan, I came across my old collection of books and started reading them again.  I forgot how much I love Stephen King!  He is the one famous person in this world I really, really hope to meet one day.  I’m not usually into the whole meeting celebrities deal but he is the one I’d want to just sit and talk to for a while.

I’ve also really wanted to start writing again.  Writing has always been something I have always wanted to do.  I remember when I received my first computer in the 8th grade, I would sit for hours and just type up stories.  I’m sure they weren’t good, they were mostly stories revolving around my group of friends and made up scenarios.    Then through high school I was on the school paper and I kept a journal.  I had always wanted to take a creative writing class in school but I was always too self conscious to do it.  I was afraid I wasn’t good enough.  So, over time I just stopped writing.  I tried getting back into it just with blogging here and various other places but I could never get it to stick.  I’d always run out of things to say…imagine that. I guess with this post I’m hoping that it will make me accountable to someone, somewhere.

Over time I hope to maybe post some things I’m working on here. I’m really looking for any feed back or advice.  I would really appreciate it!

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3 thoughts on “Stuck in a Knitting Funk

  1. I can so relate…sometimes the knitting funk hits and there is no way around it other than to let it pass. Sometimes reading all the crazy knitting blogs out there gets me going and I want to knit everything everyone else is working on 🙂
    I’m glad to hear that you are finding company in Stephen King. It’s always so wonderful to revisit favorite books. And the writing, I can relate. I have kept a journal for as long as I can remember, contemplated taking writing classes, but didn’t due to some self-doubt, now I blog 🙂 I do look forward to whatever you wish to share. Have some courage, I enjoy reading what you write!

  2. Knitting funks happen to all of us, and I think there really is no fighting it. When I get into a knitting funk I simply try to ignore knitting for a bit and try my hand at other crafts. At one point I’ll find myself looking for inspiration on ravelry or pinterest again, and then my mojo returns.

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