Yup! We are well into the new year and the new decade! If you’re like me and not really been too committed to machine knitting lately, how do you get back to it?
I started by working out – I treated myself to a new
set of videos and some cheap, at-home equipment (3X3 fit) and I like it, kind
of a Pilates/yoga/stretching thing. Then I made some crackers – my new baking
passion lately; Netflix-ed the 3rd season of ‘The Crown’ and all ‘The Kominsky
Method’ and started on ‘Designated Survivor’. All classic procrastination
While doing those things, thought about my reasons to
knit. They have changed somewhat from a few years ago [https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2018/03/i-had-lump-in-my-throat.html]
Now, I’m more about doing something to keep busy and
using up my stash. Asking myself, do I want something where I’m working on autopilot
or is it the need to create something useful? It’s probably better to ease into
it in stages.
So far, I searched out a couple of UFOs that I had
abandoned and almost forgotten – not sure if I even told you about but one was
a remake of that striped hoodie from last year (red wine stain that wouldn’t
budge) – it just needed a zipper and I couldn’t settle on the right one and the
other was that EFisher Knockoff https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2019/05/even-i-had-my-doubts.html
that I was making in recycled light grey WCD. It was all
done except for fixing in all the ends and I still hate the colour – yeah,
there’s a dye job coming up! I’ll tell you about this later.
Worked on both of those and thought some more… do I need
a project? a commitment? Advice to myself: remake something you’re familiar
with, and, it is MF’s birthday in February... Come up with a plan, MA!