Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lost my crafting mojo

I'm crafty. Always have been. Before the kids came, I would hammer out knitted items weekly. I knit all my own socks. I knit a huge amount of baby sweaters. I have made every quilt on every bed in my house and my mother's. I make fun little crafty things like hair bows and freezer paper tee-shirts.

But lately? I do nothing. I sit in my chair after I the kids to bed and I just veg out. I don't knit. I don't go upstairs and sew. I just sit.

And that's weird. I can't figure out what the issue is... but just not into it anymore. When I do knit - I make stupid mistakes - misreading the pattern or casting on wrong. It's frustrating. Because being crafty is one of the ways I define myself. I was searching through ravelry trying to find a fun little sweater to knit to kick start me, and it isn't working.

Sigh. Hoping this passes soon.


BrandiH said...

I go through spurts where I'm just not into it too. Then I'll have a few weeks where it's all I want to do. It will come back.

Beth Kyle said...

I felt like that all summer long. Recently though I find myself needing to keep busy.
It is hard sometimes, though. After the kids go to bed I am not always left with much energy.

HereWeGoAJen said...

I'm not surprised. You've been busy lately and I bet your brain just needs the downtime. I bet your craftiness comes back when things settle down a bit. :)

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Hm, it posted my comment twice, so I deleted one, and now they're both gone! Let's try again.

This happens to me now and again, too. I try not to let it bother me, and try to immerse myself in whatever else it is that seems to be catching my interest. Sometimes, I pick up a good book and do a lot of reading, for instance. Maybe you need to pick up a sexy new book? ;-)