Rare Event of Christmas Gift Knitting

Yes I Can

And so, she knits! Yes, I do. Something happened over the weekend and it came as quite a surprise. The last couple of months knitting has been slow and only grown at a snails pace. Finishing Miss BB by years end felt insurmountable and I couldn't think of a way to bring back the knitting drive, the desire, or the ambition. Everything felt flat and I was knitting with no joy, no love of the process. I felt deserted by all Mojos.

While trying to understand my feelings, and decide the best approach (if any), I realize just how much I longed to wear Miss BB.  She is warm, soft and beautifully blue! The elegance of design, texture and fabric were coming together to create one gorgeous cardigan and, in addition, I couldn't (quite) abandon the desire to finish 11 sweaters (since I knew 12 was out of the question).


Saturday evening I picked up the collar-less (first) front of Miss BB and the air around me changed. Instead of struggling with mind and body (brain fog and heavy yarn), the joy of the process returned.

By the end of the evening the collar extension was nearly finished and first thing Sunday morning I picked it up again. The last few rows knit up quickly and immediately after I cast on the second front. Since then I've worked on it non-stop (with the occasional nod to the mitts) and I can see the end is in sight. One more sleeve and Miss BB and I will be dancing toward the finish line. The return of "the process" is such a good feeling and with it comes renewed joy.


Beaverslide yarn has been my favorite worsted for several years and I've knit four sweaters in a variety of colors and patterns. They are warm, wonderful sweaters and I love them all.  Maybe it's time to stash a little more.


Hooray! I'm so glad you're enjoying knitting again. You must have felt like you lost your best friend when even knitting didn't bring joy. You know, I've yet to try Beaverslide. I think it might be time.

Wonderful, Margene!

I'm so happy that your knitting mojo is back. I can't imagine how sad it must have been to know it was there somewhere, but not be able to find it.

I was just on the Beaverslide website yesterday, but have yet to try it. I think I'll have to give it a try after the holiday spending spree is over :-)

YAY!!!!! So happy that the mojo!! I thought of you yesterday while I picked up card-making supplies -- doesn't crazy December seem like a good time to pick up a new hobby?!?!

I'm glad knitting is fun again. That's the way it should be.

THAT'S my Margene!! I love Miss BB. You are gonna look gorgeous in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How wonderful! That yarn does look gorgeous. I haven't tried it yet, but I sure want to. Maybe I'll make it a New Year's "resolution". . .

*Smiles*...knew you'd find it!

The joy is the best part. I'm sitting here grinning ear-to-ear as I read your post -- how wonderful!

These lovely sweaters remind me that I've yet to try Beaverslide, but I just KNOW the yarn would quickly become a favorite. Your sweater knitting is fantastic.

Good for you! The mojo had to be in there somewhere - it was just waiting for the right time to resurface!

And she's baaaaack! Glad to hear you're enjoying the sweater again. 11 is an amazing accomplishment- sez she who only made it to 7!

Yay Margene!!! I can definitely see Beaverslide tickling your mojo....it is scrumptious stuff!

Yay!!! Now, can you send that feeling my way? :)

Just in time! Glad to hear you are feeling the love of knitting again...I declare that you get an automatic extension for #12 if you so choose, and I'll fight anyone who disagrees!


So glad you've rediscovered your knitting mojo. I'm in awe of all of your beautiful projects, as always!

You go girl! So happy for you that the joy of the process has returned to you and the twinkle in your eyes is back. There will be no stopping you now! :-)

Yay for a return of the light! Just ahead of the solstice, but a corner is turned nevertheless... hope that brain fog stays away permanently.

Oh that's lovely news!

So glad the joy is back!

Yippee - very glad to hear that brain functions are starting to get under control.

Woohoo! Dancing!!

Soon you will be beautiful in blue! Yay for Miss BB tickling your fancy, and dazzling us all. I'm so glad that you have the energy to knit on her. hip hip hooray!

You're knitting a blue sweater? I am SHOCKED! ;^)

I am so glad you've found the love. xo

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