When you’re a Knitter who doesn’t want to knit…

For much of the summer, I’ve been experiencing something I rarely experience: a knitting slump. I am just plain not really knitting, and it’s so weird. I’ve had my reasons (our sweet little Frida was hit by a car and killed, and then I was beat down with an intense and weeks-long bout with vertigo), but it’s still unsettling to feel this way. Particularly since my job is to knit. Knitting for social media (to share what I’m working on, inspire others, and hopefully sell some patterns as a result); knitting for the League of Busy B’s (one more pattern and then that’s it for the League in this iteration); knitting for the many future projects I have on the horizon. And, honestly, nothing. BUT!! I’m finally coming out of it, and it feels so good. I finished a shawl pattern last week, and was even able to get it blocked before we left for our annual camping trip. I started another shawl last night, and am feeling inspired. I’m going to recommit myself to the 5-6 socks in progress I have going on for 2019’s Socks on Vacay. YES, I’ve got this…

What do you do when faced with a slump? Do you just ride the wave and not worry about it? Cast on a bunch of projects in the hopes one will inspire you? Try to explore other crafts, for crafty inspiration?

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