Okay, I can hear the protests as I type this. Ravelry is the bomb. It is great. On most days, it is a wonderful source of inspiration. And to be perfectly clear, I should say that Ravelry did not directly steal my mojo. Not directly. Indirectly, though, it did.
A couple of months ago, a fellow Raveler invited me to join a knit along group. I'm not naming names as I do not wish to hurt anyone's feelings, but it involved socks, knitting a specific pattern, and the Olympics. Yeah, just typing those words makes me realize that I should have known this would be a crazy mix for me. I should have respectfully declined the invitation.
I've mentioned before that I do not knit well with others in a class or group setting and this apparently applies to knit alongs where you have to knit an assigned project within an established period of time and as a group. I just can't get into it. The pattern is perfectly lovely and the instructions are well written, but it just doesn't do it for me. I would probably never knit these socks on my own and I've found that I resist knitting them as a group too. So much so, that I haven't knit a stitch in weeks.
When I mentioned the need for a beautiful distraction in my last blog post, I really meant it. I haven't found what IT is just yet, but I know that the first step is to rip that sock that I'm just not feeling and remove myself from the Ravelry group.
Then I need to reclaim my knitting mojo.
It sounds so simple, yo.