Saturday, May 15, 2010

No Knitting Mojo

Have you ever been in a knitting funk? Well, I'm there right now. I have three shawls ONT and am at sticky spots in all of them. To make matters worse, I really want to cast on for the Moonfleet shawl because my yarn is sooooo pretty
Moonfleet Eos-Seashell Gradiance
and the Spoiler photos of Clue 1 posted on Ravelry are really tempting.

To distract myself, I've been playing around with a new drop spindle, purchased at Maryland Sheep and Wool. It's a Bosworth Mini in Marblewood. The roving is merino/tencel dyed by cloudlover over on Etsy. DS#1 purchased it for my b'day in January. I'm spinning this for the Spindler's group May challenge - paintings and roving. Here's my roving
Cloudlover merino/tencel lycell
Spindler May Monthly challenge2
and here's the painting:
Georgia O'Keefe Lake George, Early Moonrise Spring, 1930

There's only a little more left to spin and I'll have to figure out how to ply it on a spindle.....never done that before! Maybe that will shock me out of my knitting funk and get me back to my sticks and string!


~RaenWa~ said...

I hope you get your mojo back soon. The yarn for your Moonfleet is gorgeous so isn't the fiber your spinning.

Mereknits said...

I have had some definite knitting funks in the last few years. I say I have lost my knitting mojo. But the great thing is you will find it again. The yarn you purchased is so beautiful. Sending you good knitting vibes.
Have a wonderul day,