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Old 02-15-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Am I already burnt out??Im bored..
I must seriously have Adult ADD...Im bored with knitting...I dont have time to make complicated patterns that have a lot of changes, b/c I get interrupted so often, I dont have access to great yarns locally or the resources to get them off the net...

Any tips?? I use to stay up late just to knit...If I had both kids asleep at the same time, Id knit. If I woke up in the middle of night and couldnt sleep, Id knit.. If DS was taking his sweet time nursing, Id knit...

Now what??
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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Either do something more challenging or simply take a break for a little while.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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HOw about some sleep?? You sound kinda tired??

I know about the staying up late knitting all night. i get off late and I hav been known to knit til 3am just to wind down before bed~~or if I get my groove on with my knitting~!

Try a simple project like a scarf or something with a simple stitch pattern.. sounds like you are gettng interrupted too much and it's burning you out~! I am the same way BTW if i get frustrated... forget it~!
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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Maybe keep more than one project going. My mom thinks I am crazy, but I NEVER get bored! If one project starts to get boring, I switch to the other one and vice versa. Sure, the projects take longer to complete, but I stay happy!
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:44 AM   #5
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I am a more than one thing going all the time person too. It helps with the getting tired of the project you are workingon thing. And I really do have Adult ADD.

Btw, that is a pretty Eva that you have in your avi (and dc is pretty cute too )
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How about dishcloths. There are great sites out there with literally hundreds of patterns. They are great to pick up new skills like cabling or lace patterns; they are knit up with very inexpensive and available cotton yarn and you can knit them up quickly so boredom is not a problem. Sounds like you get a lot of satisfaction from knitting, just not a lot of straight knitting. Good Luck
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jeremy
How about dishcloths. There are great sites out there with literally hundreds of patterns. They are great to pick up new skills like cabling or lace patterns; they are knit up with very inexpensive and available cotton yarn and you can knit them up quickly so boredom is not a problem. Sounds like you get a lot of satisfaction from knitting, just not a lot of straight knitting. Good Luck
Or if you don't like the dishcloths you could take the same concept and make an afghan out of small squares using different yarns and different stitch pattern. Each square can knit up as quick as you want and be as challenging as you want.
My mom and I are currently working on this type of idea for a baby blanket. We aren't to the assembly part yet but it is neat seeing all the squares when we lay them together!
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You could try somthing like the Irish Hiking Scarf. It's fairly easy, looks beautiful, and slightly more challanging than a plain garter stitch.

You could get a stitch dictionary and make a whole bunch of scarves that use different patterns that aren't too difficult, but broaden your horizons little by little.

You could join a knitting group in your area. I find that knitting can be a very social experience, and perhaps with a baby you maybe need an hour or two a week where you can be just you, not mommie or wife.
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Originally Posted by Brrlracinbt
Or if you don't like the dishcloths you could take the same concept and make an afghan out of small squares using different yarns and different stitch pattern. Each square can knit up as quick as you want and be as challenging as you want.
My mom and I are currently working on this type of idea for a baby blanket. We aren't to the assembly part yet but it is neat seeing all the squares when we lay them together!
That's a nice idea, I might try that
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Get two or more projects going at the same time that are different types of stitches ...not all stocking stitch or just purl stitchs ..mix it up . Just keep a pen and paper handy to jot down where you are at . I get interupted often while knitting too and have been known to quickly jot what row I was on on my hand ..lol When you get bored switch to another project .

I wound up getting burned out and took off from knitting for allmost a year . I will never do that again cause when I went back , I felt overwhelmed

OR master watching TV while knitting . My husband allways gets amazed when he sees my eyes on the TV and my hands knitting away . "How do you do that ? "
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