Seconds, thirds, fourths

Thanks guys for sticking with me. I haven’t checked  my  WordPress emails yet but, I do want to acknowledge  I’ve received them and say thanks for the likes and the follows. My post have been non-existent  because so have my projects and progress. I’ve been preoccupied with other things. But, I found myself jonesin for a knitting fix. I immediately recognized my hesitation came from a desire to complete present projects and start something new equally. Frankly, I’ve had nothing but hesitations in regards to my Viajante (the shawl wrap, poncho combo). A few months back when I itched to start the project I thought my color choice was brilliant, daring, innovative, and a great color enhancer for my wardrobe.

Then I did something that perhaps a less prideful more cautious and secure knitter would not have done. I showed willingly, eagerly my WIP to a relative who was not aware of my hobby. They immediately associated my color choice with the Green Bay Packers color scheme. Its not. But…, now that the idea has been introduced in my head every time I think of it, that’s all that comes to mind. I don’t like it. I feel I should have chose one color instead of three. I’ve  debating on ripping it back and repurposing the yarn to three seperate projects at a later endetermined date.

Hence the desire to scrap the board and start something afresh. New project, new hopes, new goals, maybe a bit more challenging. But I also didn’t want to be hastey in my decision, especially after all the times I’ve  already ripped back trying to make it perfect. But I have to acknowledge  the truth about me. I don’t do well with repeats. Usually if I have to rip back it takes the wind out of my sail. Not so much in defeat but, rather due to feeling bored having to repeat a step I’ve  done one too many times before.

I wonder if I chose more challenging projects would I still feel the same?

In the meantime…

Blue, red, or purple? Which color should I dive into next?

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The Dilemma I’ve had

There has been a lot on my mind in the way of my current knitting projects and my projects page on Ravelry.com.  A few years ago, my Yahoo! account was compromised and instead of try to repair it I decided to go ahead and delete the account. Not realizing, it was linked to a Flickr account I hadn’t  used in ages. It took until earlier this year to  finally get those pictures & account closed. As a result it deleted some of my project pictures that I had taken long enough  ago  that  I did not have a backup. I’ve been trying to think of ways I could retake  the pictures but majority  of the items were either gifted or with four moves misplaced/lost. But this in addition caused me to look at the other pictures of my projects. They definitely leave a lot to be desired and don’t always display my creations in the best light. I thought about retaking pictures of the items I do have  but it’s honestly not enough to fix the overall of the page.

I am first going to attempt to fix the pictures that are already up. As for the now missing pictures, I’m going to create a stock image/avatar for those.

As for my actual knitting. It’s been at a pace I’ve been comfortable with until I realize I haven’t completed anything in a few months. Then I feel bad. It’s moving, just at a glacial speed. There a days even a whole week at times that go by before I have the urge to knit something. I haven’t fallen out of love nor have I lost my mojo.  Just that’s the way things are at the moment.

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