Well, crafting fans, I have hit a wall. Nothing I am working on is interesting to me. Nothing is speaking to me right now. I’m feeling like knitting and I are so not BFFs right now. I have been knitting some. I finished my Hitchhiker finally and have worked on some things for a retreat I am attending in May called Into the Wool. But nothing is really…working for me.
I’ve even tried a new technique to me — afterthought heel — and loved it. I thought that THAT was what was going to bring my mojo back. But nope. Not yet.
Maybe if I worked on some WIPs, that would do it. Finished my long overdue Hitchhiker (pictures soon) and have almost finished my honey cowl (one row and a bind off away). But still…no real interest. I’m just in a knitting funk.
Oh, but today! Today, something magical happened. I attended a spinning group at my LYS with the intention of hanging out and knitting while talking to some lovely ladies. Lucky for me, my friend Caffeinated Gert of the Caffeinated Knitting podcast brought me not only a drop spindle but some fiber. She got my started and can I say…I am hooked!
She told me what the fiber was, but I honestly don’t remember. At the retreat we are attending in May, I am taking a drop spindling class for beginners. I’m glad that I have the chance to get some practice in before then. After two or so hours of spinning at the group, I came home and immediately got the fiber and spindle out again. I can definitely see some improvement already with my drafting and I am excited to continue going with this new craft.
Maybe knitting will stay on the backburner for a while, but I am glad to have something to work on for the time being! And just look at those awesome colors! I’ve already been fiber window shopping on etsy. Oooh my, this is going to be fun!