It's been a strange start of the spring. I have not gotten anything finished in knitting or crocheting.
Sometimes those inadequate feelings just wrap me around like a blanket. Which reminds me that I have an unfinished granny square blanket somewhere. Not that I really care.
To be critical of oneself is sometimes dangerous for someone who wants to create art. Any which way, drawing, painting, sculpting , knitting, crocheting, and any other method. Because it might stop a person to continue with a project.
My slump blanket is decorated with self doubt, and "I am no good in this". There was a time when that didn't matter, whether I was good or not. I kept going and being happy.
I am not saying that I am unhappy now, I am just full of crappy thoughts and those thoughts make me
doubt my creativity. Am I repeating myself?
Sometimes I wonder if I ever fit with any other group of people. I am only pushing myself to participate but still feel like an outsider.
On the positive note, I have learned some new tricks in Brioche knitting. I had known the basics, but increasing and decreasing were a mystery. I think I have nailed the increasing quite well. I still have to stop and think the decreasing, since there are two leaning decreases, left and right. Important in
A designed pattern.
Next step would be two colors, but that can wait, I have other projects started (did I mention that I have not finished anything for a while - started a few)
This one would be (haha) a summer vest or top, on top of a tee-shirt. This will be done in Patons Grace cotton yarn. I am on a stash diet. Meaning I will use only yarns that are in my stash. Although I have a very itchy feeling to go and visit Yarn Guy, and see if he has any other colors than what I have. However, for those itches will disappear if I work on something else. Sad, isn't it.
Next on my started things is almost finished top. I have no idea when I started it, and why stopped. But here it is, in an unfinished form, and somewhat wrinkled, since it's been wrapped like a pile of yarn in a bag, for years.
The other project. Is also with Patons Grace cotton yarn, a mitered squares top or something. I have tried to make summer tops many times, only a few have been finished. I might get these two finished before the summer is over.
I made a Sima Drink for May 1st, but was not successful. I had dumped a whole bag of dry yeast, instead of miniscule amount. Also, I didn't have enough liquid. The Drink was somewhat alcoholic. Most of it I threw out.
Some I drank, and felt oddly lightheaded, even though the alcohol amount
Was very slight.
The other day I made another dose of this Sima, and so far so good, but not ready for drinking yet.
And one more link . I am making a Mediterranean salad for a group that is meeting soon. I have all the ingredients already.
Now, if only I could get my inspiration come home, and sweep all the crappy thought webs from my blanket, and leave me with a fresh mind to finish something.