Still around!

I don’t know where the time goes. I have all good intentions, but I get overwhelmed and it all gets away from me.

My mojo has fled.

Fled. I feel no love for any of my current projects, and am sorely tempted to dump it all. WIPS, stash, queue, the lot. Toss it all and start over. I’ve been working a little bit on lots of things, but it often feels like a chore, not something I’m itching to get at the way it used to feel. Overwhelmed. Too many things stealing my thoughts and it all gets too much to deal with, so I tune it all out.

Corfu has been set aside. I got a fair bit of it done, the back is almost complete, but I’m not feeling the love anymore. It doesn’t look much different to my last post. The lacy cardi I was working on, Cecelia, is done. Well, the body is done. So I tried it on, and I’ve gained weight and it’s too small. I did a beautiful tubular cast off, and it’s too tight. I’m not sure if it could be saved if I undid the ribbing and used a bigger needle. It all felt too hard so I shoved it into the bottom of the too-hard basket.

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So I started a Manayunk cardi for Em. That’s in worsted, so it went really quickly. I should really work more with thicker yarns, it’s so much quicker. Pity that the majority of my stash is fingering or laceweight, with just a spattering of DK.

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And I went back and worked a little on my sock yarn blankie. The one that’s been in progress for oh, five years. At this rate, it’ll be finished somewhere around 2030.

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And I started a Jewelled Cowl with some Swans Island fingering from Suzyhausfrau. This yarn is divine. Seriously, it’s so soft and lush!

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In other news, I got my results for my most recent unit at Uni. A High Distinction. That’s a pretty big deal, I guess. I’m not feeling the love for University. It’s a necessary evil, that’s all. I’m doing well so far (touch wood), but I’m not enjoying it at all. Studying online is hard and solitary, particularly when the lecturer/tutor isn’t interested and just sets a bunch of readings and more or less expects you to teach yourself.

The house continues, slowly. We  had nought but a slab for five weeks. We’ve got the frame up now, and the plumbing done. The bricks have been delivered, but no idea when the bricking will actually start. The only indication we have is “Hopefully soon”. The same builder started another build around the corner from ours a month after ours, and they’re nearly caught up to us. I have a feeling that we were held up to let them catch up to make it easier for the builder/tradies. Hopefully things will progress more quickly now. We’ve also had some drama from the broker that is yet to be resolved.

So, I’m tired and whiny. That’s why I’ve not bothered to post much lately. Hopefully all my mojo is out there somewhere, looking for me, too!