Year of Projects 2022/23: Week Eighteen

I don’t know where my mojo has gone but it has been missing for some time now. I can’t seem to find the motivation to cast on anything new since finishing up my Secrets and Storms shawl a few weeks ago. I think the (Ravelry link) There and Back Again Story Scarf will be a contender as I’ve been promising this one for a while.

Picture of crewel embroidery in round embroidery frame. Work shows two rabbits on a hill under some trees.
Slow progress, but progress!

In the meantime, since I can’t face any knitting, I’ve finally picked up my crewel project this week. I’ve done a couple of sections this week, finishing off the hills and the rabbits. I need a lot of practice but I’m really enjoying this and have started looking at my next project. I think I’ve learned quite a lot on this one, including remembering to check the instructions carefully… and regularly.

There is absolutely nothing going on in the garden now. I didn’t take appropriate care of my brassicas in the late summer/early autumn and so I have lost all those to caterpillars. There are still some root veg to use and some leeks but we’re pretty much at the end now.

That’s it I think for this week. I’ll try and make some progress on something in the next few days!

Author: ceulanfibres

Knitter. Spinner. Sometimes weaver and dyer.

13 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2022/23: Week Eighteen”

  1. Your Crewel piece looks great so far. The colours are so rich. Last autumn I thought my purple sprouting broccoli was lost to the caterpillars who ate every single leaf, I didnt get round to digging it out and was amazed when new leaves and broccoli heads appeared on it in spring. Hope you find your knitting mojo. I haven’t done any knitting since last Sunday and was thinking about picking up some of my other hobbies for a bit of a break.

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  2. Lost knitting mojo sadly seems to be a common theme. Part of the reason my local knitting group broke up is that 2 of the 5 of us lost their knitting interest. So far since I have several folks to knit for I’m still knitting along. Sure has been helpful in this time of loss for me. Nothing wrong with focusing on other hobbies for a while.

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  3. I’m with you. I’ve lost my mojo, but the cooler weather has me getting back into the swing. My garden is a hot mess, but we did harvest some leeks yesterday and Bob made leek, potato, and white bean soup. Your crewel is so pretty. I hope you get back into the knitting swing soon!

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  4. Your crewel project is so sweet. The colors are very eye catching. Knitting mojo is a fickled thing. I think we have all had that happen to us. Someday it will come back. In the mean time, enjoy what grabs your creative juices and go with it. That mojo may get jealous and come back quicker than you think.

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  5. I adore that scarf – can’t wait to see you work on it! And I think we all go through ebbs and flows of crafting time and interest. I’m sure yours will return and in the meantime, it’s fun to see your embroidery!

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    1. I’ve cast it on before but wasn’t happy with how it was knitting up. I’m not sure if it’s me or the yarn. I think it might need a heavier lace than I chose or a lighter sock yarn. I’m going to cast on and knit a good section of pattern in both and see how I feel after blocking. It’s definitely not a project I want to get half way through and wish I’d done it differently!

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  6. that story scarf looks very intimidating….I might not want to knit either is that was in my future….just joking but it looks daunting for sure. The crewel embroidery project is stunning! I looked at their projects and they have some gorgeous ones. I’m partial to the animals and I love rabbits. Yours is going to be beautiful when done. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Haha, yes I take your point about the scarf. I find double knitting ok but not exactly fast. I see it as a labour of love project! I’ve really enjoyed the kit. It’s my first embroidery project and I’ve found the instructions and online guidance really clear and helpful. I think there might be another very long term project in my future soon!


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