When the decision was made to break out of the fog, and take back my knitting fortitude, it was easy to see I was in overwhelm. Too many projects do not help with fog, they just weight me down. Creating a sense of accomplishment seemed a must and, I confess, a little envy helped, too.
Suzy finished her glorious red Woodruff mittens long before I had finished one cuff, and while I'm not competitive, I am desirous. I want my mittens, too! (She granted permission for use of her photo.) Are they not gorgeous!?
My needles have been working and, thankfully, there has been no back and forthing. The mitten grows. The pattern is complicated and there are many techniques happening at once. With bobbles, twisted stitches, and even more twisted stitches turning into cables, it's a lot to think about, a lot to do. BUT, I'm doing it!
Add in the moss stitch for the palm and, well, this pattern demands you stay awake. Maybe that's exactly what was needed to break the ennui, the fog, the la te dah, of knitting. From the looks of it, I'm on the right track. Knock wood.