I’m in a Crochet SlumpBy Veronica Smith – 19 Comments
Well, it’s finally happened. I am in a crochet slump. I have enough patterns both in books and stored on my computer to start a shop. I also have ample yarn and thread of all textures and materials. So what has happened? I don’t know.
I have my standard plethora of yet to be completed projects all around me, also a basket of yarn in front of the TV. I have looked through all my patterns and poked at all the yarn. I long for something to do but I just can’t get into it all. I just can’t get motivated. Admittedly we have had a recent passing in the family and I don’t think I am very normal since that’s happened, however crochet would be very therapeutic.
Then it happened, something so simple. My Crochet Spot Weekly Update came in and there was the patterns staring me in the face. In particular Candace’s Lacy Ruffle Cuff and Emilee’s Cherry Applique. Thank you ladies!
I had been looking at crochet all wrong. I have been looking for a total finished project and a purpose for the finished item. I don’t feel up to finishing existing ones yet and I feel too swamped to start a big item. I am going to make a heap of little things that have no designated purpose at this stage. I shall just pop them into a box and they will fulfill their destiny at some later stage. A bag full of motif’s never go astray for clothing, scrap-booking, cards, hair clips, or headbands. Wrist-warmers and other quick to make up items will all be laying in wait. Squares to be assembled at a later date into blankets.
This is just the boost I need to get out of my slump and back into hooking.
Has anybody else every been in a crochet slump? What did you do to get out of it?