Every once in a while I get in a funk. A slump. I lose my motivation. These moods usually pass pretty quickly. But right now, the condition is critical. I’ve lost my mojo!
Part of the problem is the move, I’m sure. I’m missing my Monday night knitting group terribly. They were always good for ending a slump, just by being there and giving me an excuse to get out and work on something. Then there’s the pinched nerve in my elbow. I wrenched my arm moving and that is affecting my wrist and hand. It’s getting problematic; I should see someone about that. And the weather. The glorious weather!! A good rain storm would fix me, I think, but it’s just too warm and sunny. Curse you, beautiful weather!
Whatever the cause, I need to fix this. So I suckered the hubby into taking me yarn shopping last weekend, something he’s always a good sport about. “Oh, there’s a yarn shop here? I had no idea!! Do you mind…?” (Don’t judge. He secretly enjoys it!)
At our first stop, The Lavender Lamb in Corrales, I found a beautiful skein of Farmhouse Yarns Fannie’s Fingering Weight in the Fall Foliage colorway. I had no idea what I would do with it, but I fell in love and it had to come home with me. While attempting, and failing miserably, to organize my craft room yesterday I came across a copy of the Fenmore pattern I had printed off for a different skein, but never made. I think the garter pattern will play nicely with the crazy variegation, and the fall leaves would be a nice touch.
Later we stopped in to visit the Fiber Chicks in Old Town Albuquerque. There I found two pink skeins of Louisa Harding Willow Tweed, to pair with the two bluish-gray skeins Mark had picked up for me on one of his pre-move work trips here. (Yes, the Hubster buys me yarn. Yes, I know he’s a keeper.) Stripes or chevrons would be nice. I was thinking a long cowl or infinity scarf, but maybe a heavier weight Glacier Point is the direction I want to go in. Which, of course, also means I get to buy more yarn!! Maybe a light gray?
I think my mojo might be hiding with the ball winder.