I'm seriously contemplating a name change.
I have been in such a knitting funk lately(for like the last 2 months, maybe longer). I don't seem to be able to finish anything or even work on anything. Just a few months ago I could sit and knit for hours and hours and not get bored. Most of my WIPs are actually projects that have been on the needles for an embarrassing amount of time. This is not like me, people, I finished a TON of stuff last year this year I have yet to break 10 things.
Let me run down the list:
(1) Rogue Revisited(my second Rogue)--quit knitting it, have put the yarn back into the stash, BUT I haven't ripped out the one finished part(a sleeve).
(2) Hooded T--this has been on the needles since last summer and I only have the hood to finish--it's coming out in June as one of my Project Spectrum pieces, hopefully it will get done.
(3) Queen of Hearts scarf(for Little Diva)--it's been on the needles for over 1 year(my longest WIP bordering on UFO) I totally want to rip it out and make her Latvian mittens instead.
(4) Top down raglan--my March Project Spectrum piece--actually I like this and do work on it.
(5) Beginner's Triangle--this is a story in itself--started it last year. It WILL get finished this year as it is my Amazing Lace partner. This I actually enjoy knitting but I have to be in the right frame of mind to work on it--which clearly wasn't the case yesterday. I was knitting along happily, with speed, and a fair amount of over confidence(I remember thinking how easy this was getting). Then it happened. . .a slip of the fingers, leading to I'm still not sure what, and--boom--a hole where a stitch should be. I think I may have dropped a yarn over. So first I see if I can fix it without having to rip--at the same time cursing my arrogance(which as we all know is the curse of the lace knitter)--after a few attempts it becomes clear to me that I have no idea how to fix this problem and that I am probably making it worse. Now I have to tink back at least 3 rows(of about 150 stitches a piece)and hopefully(fingers crossed)that will get me to a point before my mistake. Lesson learned--do not get over confident in your lace knitting abilities as the goddess of lace will make it apparent that you are by no means in control. Another lesson learned--do not try to knit or fix your knitting while you are angry that you screwed up to begin with--just put it down and walk away.
My latest fear is that the Trekking socks I'll be casting on for this week will meet the same fate as my lacy funeral socks. I have totally been in a "rip it out and put it away" mood lately.