8.29.2011

How to get your Knitting Mojo back…..

MOJO (from the urban dictionary)

N
1. Self-confidence, Self-assuredness. As in basis for belief in ones self in a situation. Esp. In context of contest or display of skill.
2. Good luck fetish / charm to bolster confidence.
3. ability to bounce back from a debilitating trauma and negative attitude

She lost his mojo when she had to frog her socks five times.
She got her mojo back now.

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Above is the PowerPuff girl villain Mojo Jojo

I stepped back and took at look at why I was having knitting project problems. How many times do I just keep hitting my head against the wall without stopping to think and look at the problem. Ok, so I stopped and looked……

If I have knitting problems, I usually think it is one of three things (or a combo of them)

1. Yarn, wrong yarn for the project. Yarn I don’t like.

So I looked at the yarn, no, it is yarn I’ve used before and  I like this type of yarn.

2. The pattern isn’t making me happy, flawed pattern or not the right pattern for the yarn.

No I’ve used this pattern many times before.Besides I already frogged the toe up pattern and switched to this one, still problems…

3. The needles, wrong type, size, (gauge, well this is a whole separate topic).

OK, no I hate the needles…..Yay! I’m off to get new needles…

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I was using two circular needles of different types. One of them was  a very old circular with a horrible join, that I had to push the stiches over each time I came to it. That begin said, I love the two circular needle technique, a la Cat Bordhi.

To my LYS!!

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Great Addi Turbo needles

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Back and now that I’ve purchased needles that were a wee bit more expensive that I wanted, I decided I would use them many times over thus saving myself money in the long run. Right????

After chancing to the new needles, Yay, I can breath while I’m knitting! First sock done! Now on to the 2nd!

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Now to tackle the sweater I’m knitting, well that is another post…..and problem,

Until then,

Happy knitting

3 comments:

  1. My biggest problem is I get bored with my projects. Second to that is having the wrong yarn/pattern.

    I've used Boye needles almost exclusively for over 40 years so I'm a bit nervous about changing now. I need some new ones and will probably stick with Boye when I buy them but Cat's needles look really nice. I like the join.

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  2. It's funny to me, because there are periods I go through the same thing:) At least you got a pair of socks out of it!

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  3. Vicki! Long time no see-o!

    I've just returned to Addi Turbos after being on bamboo kick all summer. And I wonder why I left?!?! Still like the bamboo (especially Plymouth Yarn and Crystal Palace) but LOVE those Addis!

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