My knitting is really flagging. I have at least 8 first tier UFOs (those not in knitting time out or more than a year old) and I was planning on knitting 7 gifts for the holidays.
My knitting mojo has failed me. I am a slow knitter at the best of times, but my pace has been something like frozen molasses lately.Â I am happily, but slowly, working on a shawl for me. Bolting by Stephen West out of Glory Days by Briar Rose in a fabulous red colorway. And that’s it.
My holiday knitting is stalled dead. I have one gift finished and no juice to start the rest. I’m regrouping. I don’t want to knit panic-y. I don’t want to knit because I feel like I have to, I have enough deadlines. I want to knit gifts to give something I’ve spent time on to people I love who appreciate my work. So I’m slashing my holidayÂ knitting projects to two.Â A pair of socks and a chunky couch blanket that’s a resurrected UFO from last year.Â Those knitting have-tos really suck the happy out of me. Now that I’ve made the decision, I feel like knitting again.
Â SweaterBabe Pattern Giveaway
How are all of you doing with the Daylight Savings time shift? Katherine Lee a.k.a SweaterBabe has given us some of her lovely patterns as a giveaway to take a little bit of the time shift sting out of this week.
Three winners will get to choose three PDFs each from the SweaterBabe pattern library!
Prize value: $12.00-$24.00
You know how it works: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, November 7th. Three comments will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the prize. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.