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Old 03-01-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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Not for those faint of heart
Even though the fear of being cast aside and run out of KH with torches is intense, I just had to come out with it. I think *gulp* I lost my desire knit! I don't know why, I just have. I feverishly worked two days straight to get that dog sweater done and now I just don't have the energy or interest to pick my needles back up and start again. Maybe I just need a break, pray that's all it is! Gasp! And my stitch and bitch group is tomorrow night. Maybe they won't notice if I casually set down a project and finish the night with coffee and conversation. I'll be the laughing stock of the group if anyone finds out my deep, dark secret.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:16 AM   #2
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Ok, 18 views and no comments. I'm being shunned, black listed. My days at KH are numbered.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:53 AM   #3
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Funny you should bring this up,after trying to learn to knit two socks on two circulars I feel the same way.You're probably just burnt out like you said.I'm taking a day off from knitting.You went for 2 days straight? No wonder you're burnt out. 48 hour of knitting would do that to anyone Hang in there and after your stitch and bitch you'll probably run to your nearest yarn store :D You probably just have knitters block Hope this helps
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:59 AM   #4
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:14 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by JessicaR
Ok, 18 views and no comments. I'm being shunned, black listed. My days at KH are numbered.
Don't be silly!

I don't think it matters what your hobby, there are times when you just need a break. So take one, but come in here and see what people are knitting and read some posts. Before long you'll find you just have to give something a try and you'll be back to knittin'!
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:33 AM   #6
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Even though the fear of being cast aside and run out of KH with torches is intense, I just had to come out with it.
Oh, Jessica, I just had a "Young Frankenstein" flash!

Now, do not be silly! I cannot speak for anyone else but... I have done this before. I worked forever on a stunning throw for a college graduation gift for a very dear friend. I had known this child since she was 12 yrs old and her going to college was huge - never mind graduating with honors! I was so proud of that work and waited anxiously for some response and.... nothing. For MONTHS I heard nothing. At that point, I put away my needles and packed all of my yarn stash into my cedar chest. I was hurt and angry and feeling like, "why bother". It took a while but one day... I was ready to knit again.

It's OK to take a break! Plus... let's be honest here, burning torches and knitting do not go together! Do you honestly think anyone here would risk their WIP? Now pitchforks are a different story but I wouldn't worry too much about the torches!

Just relax! Angela
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:45 AM   #7
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I have felt that same way very recently but now I am going crazy again with two wip's and more yarn on the way for socks now my dillema is I just bought The Knitters Bible and I can't wait to try every thing!!
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:47 AM   #8
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Being a newbie knitter, I cannot possibly understand how you feel. I have a ton of projects lined up, and I practically drool as I look at everything everyone has done here. The thought has crossed my mind, however, that some day I might not knit EVERY day. Maybe I'll cross stitch something or maybe I'll try something new or maybe, just maybe, I will not do anything at all. (gasp) Just about a week ago, I went 5 whole days without knitting. I was trying DPN (with only 2 stitches on each needle and using 5 needles) for the first time. I got frustrated and just could not bring myself to try again. Five days later I picked up my knitting and everything worked out really well! I'm way past the 5 DPN crisis now!

Anyway, I hope you work through your funk, no matter what the outcome.
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Old 03-01-2006, 08:10 AM   #9
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Me too
That has happned to me too! I was knitting pairs of socks one right after the other :XX: :XX: :XX: then I was DONE with knitting :rollseyes: for two whole days!! Now I'm right back into it again. I think a "break" is needed at times. Your normal!!
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Old 03-01-2006, 08:24 AM   #10
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Seriously, it's happened to me, too. And I agree with the others: it sounds like you just need a break, that's all.

Go to your SnB group, of course, and who knows--you may get inspired! If not, that's okay, too. The yearning will return!
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