It felt so good to do a shop update today. After finishing the shawl I found myself deep in the middle of a major Post Project Depression. Nothing that I cast on for seemed right! I tried to knit 3 different socks in the days that followed and not one of them survived. I just wasn’t happy with anything. I felt terrible because I wanted to be doing something, but it was all wrong! I took a mental break and went back to something that was brainless, granny hexes.
I have been working on these hexes for a couple years now. I used to carry them around in my purse to work on when I found myself with a minute or two of free time. I can make them without having to look at my hook, which is nice for long car rides without getting car sick. They were a nice pallete cleanser. I worked on those for a couple days and then I felt like I could get back into something a little more creative.
I started spinning again, something I hadn’t done in a couple weeks while I was trying to get the shawl finished. I spun up a couple of my hand dyed fibers
and Jeans and T-shirt (still not sure about that name)
Then on Wednesday the mailman brought me two new packages of dye and there was a creative explosion in this house! I dyed up some more of my standard colorways
and added new colorways (this one is called Aquarium Gravel)
And I started dying Self Striping Sock yarn
I am completely in love with yarn dying! I already have another shipment ordered.
I think my creativity has come back and I hope it sticks around this time. I hated feeling restless and uncreative.