If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might be asking this yourself. Well, it’s not really gone, you know. But it is true that my knitting output is not quite what it used to be.
I’m in a bit of a knitting funk. Somehow, I seem to have lost faith in my designing and knitting abilities. Since I have pledged that I would design most of what I knit, there hasn’t been much enthusiasm lately.
There has been a pair of socks which I really liked (you can only see the soles, there). And I was thinking about knitting / designing matching gloves. But I kinda lost faith in them. Too simple, again?
There has been this giant project, where I can only show you what’s left of it! This one has been sent off and I’m pleased I pushed through my doubts, because I think the result is lovely. It will be published next year (I think towards the middle of the year, but I will let you know!).
There has been this abandoned project that still needs to be frogged. While the idea was nice on paper, it didn’t work out on the needles, or so I think. Probably a case of not the right yarn for the project. It’s a shame, because the yarn is absolutely delightful (Handmaiden Casbah, seriously delicious). This abandoned project has been nagging me for WEEKS!
This is my most recent project. I love it. Yes, I do. But would it be a good pattern to share? I doubt it. I, on purpose, made the increases quite random in their placement (it’s a yoked cardigan), and I’m not sure how I would go about grading and writing that for different sizes. And so I’m procrastinating finishing it. Which is a lame reason, because for me, it will be the perfect cardi to wear throughout Spring / Summer. I only have 1 sleeve and a bit to do, as well as sewing on the buttons and weaving in the ends. But I’ve taken a dislike in knitting sleeves, apparently. So there it sits.
This is going to be my next project. A pair of socks for my SIL, who has declared that from now on, she will only wear tailored socks. That’s handy that I like knitting socks (for others, too). So that’s something to look forward to, right? But then, should I design something, or just give myself a break and knit either a pair of vanilla socks (which might bore me to death) or knit from somebody else’s pattern?
I’m feeling like my designs are not so worth it and should I really be spending so much time to produce them? I admire what other designers do and I can’t help comparing my output to theirs and think that they are so so much better than mines! What I tend to design is simple. But that’s what I like to wear. So I’m just not sure anymore…
I hate it when in books, the narrator is self-pitying and whining about WHY things happen to him / her and I’m a bit sorry that’s how it feels a bit right now, re reading this blog post.
I have been meaning this post for over a month, but I didn’t want to look as if looking for praises or anything… Just now, it felt like I could write it. After all it’s my blog, so it would be kinda sad if I couldn’t share these feelings here!