Monday, April 16, 2007

How to Get Out of a Rut

1. Catch up with your favorite podcasts.

2. Browse your library.

3. Embrace the fact that you are a process knitter. Let your WIPs be WIPs.

Boteh Scarf; Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Mother Lode

4. Ascend the learning curve.

Clockwise from top: Socks That Rock in Garnet, Koigu KPPM in Springwater, Sundara merino sockweight in Hydrangea, Sundara merino sockweight in Bird of Paradise

5. Play with your yarn.

Campfire Socks; Cider Moon Glacier DK in Mardi Gras

6. Cast on something soft and gorgeous and warm.

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Blogger Margene said...

Oh my! You're crocheting, too!!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Miss Janelle said...

Wow, I'm jealous of your library! I thought I had a lot of books, but I see a few I might be missing...
Great sock yarn, too!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

I hadn't discovered a couple of those podcasts, so thanks! Lovely yarn too.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous linda said...

we just got home from spring break in FLA--those podcasts and my knitting saved me during the travel time!
A little late, but it was so great to finally meet you in person at the Yarn Harlot event. Looking forward to seeing you again!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Good for you! What a very cool-looking scarf. Great yarn choice for it, too.

Good-bye, rut!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Asa said...

Thanks, I'm feeling all calm now.


6:40 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Sounds like the recipe for a perfect weekend!

6:49 PM  
Blogger knitannie said...

Crochet must be the new black. It's everywhere!

7:36 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

I love #3!

Also, you and I are bookshelf twins as I have EVERY SINGLE knitting book that you have, including the Craft magazine charter issues! Great minds think alike....or fools seldom differ, take your pick!;)

8:07 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Wow, that scarf is something else! Cool. :)

8:52 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Tincture of time, or try some rut-begone:)

12:43 AM  
Blogger Faith! said...

Thanks for the podcast links! They're so great to listen to while knitting, it's so meta it makes my head spin. Great post.

12:46 AM  
Anonymous jessie said...

Tell me where I can find the pattern for the Boteh scarf. I have a friend who would LOVE that for Christmas!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Sounds like a recipe for success. Your Campfire Socks are looking beautiful.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Your bookshelf is nearly identical to mine!
Mmm, and the crochet is lovely. I like that pattern.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hooray for the return of mojo! Sock yarn in particular always helps me out of a funk. So many choices!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

dude i am so jealous of your library! Seriously... seriously jealous.

Thanks for the podcast links!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Kate A. said...


But I, too, want to browse *your* library. :-)

2:38 PM  
Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

Nice book stash! Nice yarn! Nice WIP!!! I still have not plucked up my courage to try crochet, but I'm seeing some lovely scarves out there... good for you!

6:57 AM  
Blogger MRS MJW said...

What a nifty scarf!!!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Looks like a perfect plan!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

It's nice to see someone else that fell in love with the Boteh scarf (from the latest Interweave Crochet). I'm making one as well.

It appears that yours is spiralling in on itself...I think it's supposed to look more like alternating leaves on a branch. The decrease side of the double-half crochets rows should be toward the smaller end of the prior triangle.

Maybe that's how yours is looking and I just couldn't tell from the picture.

2:04 PM  
Blogger SANDRA CROCHE said...

Hi............ My name is Sandra Coatti, lives in the Brazil and seeing the American sites of crochet, I got passionate for BOTEH SCARF but and dificil to find the book in the Brazil. Voce could m order the grafico or prescribes. Beijos..Sandra Coatti My email

9:32 AM  

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