I'm sure you all know that stashing is an excellent way to get your knitting mojo back. So when my birthday present from France finally arrived yesterday I cast on in a last ditch effort to regain my mojo, baby. (I just got the yarn, as I already own the book)
There I was flipping through the patterns trying to make a decision, when I realized that I wasn't really in the mood. Forcing myself to be in the mood, "You like knitting booties Jen. They're easy. They're fun. And most of all they're quick!" (Yes, I speak to myself in second person.) I hunted down the right size needles and cast on for swatching like a good knitter. Quickly, I realized that I don't like using 16" size 5 needles. Strike one.
So, I opened up the needle drawer again and found some LONG straight needles in size five. It's a cold day in hell when I use straight needles. Strike two.
That's when I realized that I was swatching for BABY BOOTIES. Swatching for baby booties!!!! "Good grief Jen, it's baby booties. It's not a big deal if they are off gauge. It's not like babies even care about size. Some three month old infant's wear 6 month old sized clothing, while other 9 month old babies wear the exact same size. Just wait until they fit the baby's feet to wear them." And on top of that, I don't have any stinkin' babies!! To quote Dr. Peter Venkmen from Ghostbusters, "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria." Strike three!
It's sad, not even stash airmailed from France and return my knitting mojo to me.