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Old 02-23-2009, 04:24 PM   #11
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I just got out of a blue funk recently after several months of not picking up the needles. I would always check this forum and Ravelry hoping something would come up and hit me in the face and I'd continue knitting. It did, finally, with the Sylvi coat, which I am currently working 'at' and so I think this is rather normal. The same thing used to happen to me when I sewed all the time. I would feel sort of 'burned out' but really wanted to hit the old Viking sewing machine and eventually I'd see a pattern I had to make. Take heart, you will shed the funk and get back to something you really want to make.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:53 PM   #12
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You've got me thinking.... sometimes it helps to visit unusual knitting sites and see what other knitters are doing...

like this for instance:

http://www.knitonthenet.com/issue1/patterns/hairbow/
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:38 PM   #13
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That is so cute! And, I just bought some Sugar and Cream yarn in pink and white that I think would work great with that pattern!
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:36 AM   #14
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You know browsing around sites is also something I will do when I have a case of the creative blahs that doesn't resolve on its own fairly quickly.

I like to peruse Ravelry and admire the amazing work there reminding myself that I , too, will one day knit a Starmore Sweater. (The most difficult part won't be gathering the courage to steek. That actually kind of excites me. It's the shelling out of major cash to get one of her books that is the scary part.)

I like to go to Knitty and look at some of their patterns that I maybe didn't pay attention to the first time around. Then I like to dig into the archives and read or reread articles on technique.

When I am ready to look at all patterns, all the time, I go to my big 3:

http://Knittingpatterncentral.com

http://Crochetpatterncentral.com

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php (Drops Designs)

Before, I'd peruse them, thinking about which ones I might like to make and with which yarn I had in my stash. Lately, though, I have also been looking at some sweaters that I might have passed by before and pondering how I might steal some element or rework the design to turn it into something I might like.

So maybe doing something like that might help too.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:54 AM   #15
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I love putting in a yarn weight and yardage amount on Rav and searching for projects that work with it!
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:43 PM   #16
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How about knitting something fun and crazy? If you have any white, yellow, and orange yarn, I once came across a knitting pattern for a felted candy corn bag (a bag in the shape and color of candy corn!) It was very cute. Let me know if you're interested and I'll dig up the pattern; I didn't save it.
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I found that pattern:

http://isela.typepad.com/looming_cra...corn-insp.html
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Thank you! My daughter would LOVE that as she loves candy corn! And, I do indeed have white, yellow, and orange yarn...All acrylic, however, so I won't be able to felt it but no matter, my daughter would like it either way
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:10 PM   #19
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You're very welcome! It does seem like a very fun knit, doesn't it? The lady who created the pattern did a felting bag, but I think a regular bag would look just as cute. Happy knitting!
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:14 PM   #20
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i find the best way to get out of a funk is to start 4 or 5 projects before you get into it! I always have multiple projects on the go so i don't get bored of one, and if i do i can just go onto the next project

and as i finish one i replace it with another

i do go weeks or months sometimes without knitting because i need a break... but i always have a queue of projects
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