I just don't know what is wrong with me. After all the years of dedicated knitting, I've suddenly lost my mojo. In the past, there have been dry spells in the sock knitting department or times when sweaters just couldn't seem to get my creative juices flowing. I've been obsessed with one pattern (remember the Christmas 2006 slipperfest - 13 pairs for Pete's sake) for weeks on ends. I've had periods with 3 to 4 pairs of socks on the needles at once.
While I still fawn over Dickinson and fondle the completed back on a regular basis, I can't seem to find the motivation to continue knitting up the front. The complexities of the Diamond Motif Sweater still has me intrigued and the back was finished a little while back and the front is on the needles, it's not enough to keep me settled in and knitting for any length of time. And don't even get me started about the Red Dwarf socks that have been on the needles since our vacation in August. Thrummed mittens pair #4 sit in the bag in the car, lost and alone, while the companion balaclava is wondering why it's been abandoned.
I don't know if it is the change in temperature in Minnesota or the gloomy, rainy weather that seems to dominate this time of year. Or could it be the frantic pace our lives seem to be racing along, with no sign of relief in the near future. Perhaps it is the percolating of the long lost quilting mojo attempting to re-assert it's dominance in my heart.
I'm not sure why my motivation has departed but if you happen to see a rather forlorn little knitting mojo wandering around the neighborhood, would you please send it home? I really miss it.