Hello dear Readers,
After several weeks of break, I think I'm ready to come back again in here. Since this summer, I was going through a major knitting crisis: endless questionning for each project, quite a certain number of fails (Color Affection and Ishbel for example), a lot of frogging (Henslowe, a whole sweater and quite a lot of socks), too much deadlines that made me feel guilty because I couldn't complete them in time, no more pleasure in knitting and finally I totally stopped knitting for more than a month.
It was the first time in 5 years that my hands stayed idle for so long. I missed my needles, I missed being a knitter but I also feeled relieved: knitting was a bit of a chore lately. Isn't it stupid to force myself to do something that is supposed to be a hobby?
During this break I was far away from my stash and needles, far from Ravelry, far from the blogging world (and also far from France), and it was just perfect for taking the time to think about all this and wait for my knitting mojo to come back. I also turned 28 (how? why? when?), and maybe, maybe am I a little bit wiser. ;)
My monthly sock rendez-vous will probably not be completed this year, I may not knit any Christmas gifts as well, I will not accept any other knitting deadlines and even if I need a sweater, I may consider buying it instead of absolutely knitting it (what a shocking idea!) and I will probably never be able to perform steeking.
My 2012 knitting resolutions are a total fail and oddly, I'm ok with that. :) It's even a relief to admit this.
A few days ago, I casted on a few stitches again and little by little, stitch after stitch, I'm rediscovering the pleasure of knitting. I'm not knitting a lot, only a few rows here and there, but it's enough to content me and for the first time since a long time, I don't want to frog this project. It's an improvement.