For weeks now, I wannabe knitting something. All day long at work, I think about knitting while I listen to Stash and Burn podcasts on my ipod.
I get home, do all that I need to do, and by the time I can plop down on the sofa for some me-time, I am just too darn tired to knit anything.
Summer is busy with golfing and camping, along with just trying to get through the work day, making dinner, etc. etc. I love a lot of what is going on, but I miss my knitting time.
I broke down and ordered some knitting books from Amazon the other day. I ordered French Girl Knits and Modern Top Down Knitting. I guess it's either compensation for not having any knitting time, or just looking for something to get me fired up on a project.
A few months ago, I had started a summer top trying to write my own pattern as I go, and it was not going one hundred percent how I would have liked. I picked it up the other night and I just couldn't get going on it again. I am seeing things I wish I had done differently but don't want to rip back yet another time. I already have the yarn just about worn out.
The yarn is actually pretty nice. I bought it last summer at store in Rockford, IL which is now out of business and I can't remember the name of right now. It is Savanna Zitron in "Sunflower", a cotton/linen/rayon, and it has a little shine to it that I am liking.
Maybe I just need to get stern with myself and resolve to get down to it and figure out what I had going on with this little project. I feel like I need to give myself permission to just knit it and not focus on it turning out perfect. This is the first time I am trying to knit something like this out of my head.
It is tougher than many knitters would have you believe.
It is so weird how I feel like I want to knit, but just don't do it. I think what I have is knitstipation. I think that sums it up exactly.