… with jazz hands. Not really, but it did come back carrying a novelty(ish) yarn.
For the past year I have done little to no knitting. I know. I know. I used to dye yarn/fiber and knit (or spin) all the time. Then I just stopped. I carried some projects along, but didn’t knit. I would meet with a few friends and carry my knitting projects with me but didn’t knit, just hung out. I can’t specifically put my finger on it but I know it’s related to post-partum and quitting smoking. It just didn’t work for me and I just didn’t have interest in it at all, even the spinning was put away. I just excessively focused on Nuggy and nothing else.
Slowly my mind has rallied and I’m feeling more and more normal. Not the same obviously but normal again. My friend wisely said that it just took me a while to find my new normal. I think she is right; it took me a while to find my new normal and then learn to live with that normal.
That same friend also has been gently poking me to come out to knit night at a LYS, Four Purls. She would mention it or text me. I just could never commit to it. Then one day I felt I was ready. Ready to go to knit night. I packed up my everlasting bagstopper WIP that I had started using natural colored cotton (not the noveltyish yarn; I’m getting to that) and headed off to knit night. I walked around, fondled yarn, and oogled the wonderful selection. I also knit of course. And laughed to the point of tears. I also found that to my surprise I was attracted to the bling yarns and in particular some really soft recycled sari silk yarn. It was bright jewel tones, soft, and slightly fuzzy. My idea of a Novelty yarn. Probably not really novelty yarn, but it is to me. I didn’t buy it that night but it haunted me. 2 days later I had a Doctor’s appointment a couple of blocks from Four Purls. It just happened that this Dr. appointment took no time and I had an entire afternoon to spare. Somehow I happened to go to the LYS and somehow I bought 2 skeins or the silky goodness. **ahem**
A recycled silk yarn handspun from silk weaving mill waste. I decided to do a rather thick bulky version of the Wisp.
That yarn and that scarf could be considered my gateway drug. I have since bought the yarn for a sweater and 2 hats. It’s only been 7 days since the first purchase. 7 Days. I should probably be a little ashamed, but I’m kinda not. I’ve got 3 more projects that I badly want to knit. Yep, the knitting mojo is back. Seriously, I’ve had to place a self-imposed limit on myself. 1 project for the car (traffic lights and trains = many stitches knit), 1 sock to go anywhere, 1 large project, and 1 just for fun.