Thursday, November 25, 2010

In a Rut

Hello Knitters,

I seem to have fallen into an "I don't want to knit what I have on the needles" rut.  Of course I'm usually all up for starting something new, but right now I need to stay focused on the Christmas list and it just doesn't seem to be working.  Do any of you have some suggestions on what I should do?  What do you do when you feel this way?  I know I said I was going to take things easy and not stress, but it seems like the stress snuck up on me!!  Now I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of it.  I think the real problem is that I finally realized that today is the American Thanksgiving and it is almost over now, which means that Christmas prep officially starts tomorrow.  And I already feel behind!!  Also, today and for the next two days I'm busy making maple caramel popcorn for an order that's due on Monday, so that cuts into my crafting time a lot.  By the time I'm done for the day I'm usually too tired to work on anything.  Like tonight for instance, I've been searching patterns on Ravelry instead of actually working on one of the projects I have on the needles.  I did get a few rows done on a hat while watching Kenneth Copeland this morning, so I guess I've made a little progress right?  Maybe once the popcorn is done I'll feel more motivated to pick up those WIP's and get cracking.  In the meantime, I think I'll listen to some knitting podcasts tomorrow, that might help get me back on track.  I usually find them very inspiring :-)

By the way, Happy Thanksgiving to all you readers out there who are celebrating today!  And good luck to all those who are going Black Friday shopping tomorrow :-)

Happy Knitting!!


  1. I understand being in a rut! I'm not in one now - more of a frenzy! :) I'm trying to stay relaxed and calm about the Christmas knitting.

    Good luck with the popcorn and enjoy your weekend!

  2. I think I might be in a frenzied-rut! lol Good luck with staying relaxed and calm :-)
    Have a great weekend!