My mojo is back, it slunk in last night and is currently hiding in a corner. I’ve been trying to coax it out with pieces of chocolate and promises of foot massages but so far, it’s not budging.
I think DrK is right the mojo will soon be replaced with the desire to just have this all over and done. Pity it couldn’t have waited a chapter and a half before bolting. At least you know the end is nigh when you’re proofing and editing until you can’t bring yourself to look at anything remotely related to your topic. With two full chapters to go, it’s a completely different matter. I’m at a loss for how to trick myself into making this all exciting again. The problem was, I took a day or so’s break over Christmas – I really shouldn’t have done that. Everything was going so well. And after that last chapter I wrote (and am really not looking forward to the comments, which I will receive when my panel come back from their respective holidays) the confidence is low.
So, I have had some fun on etsy and buying up yarn margaritas – giggling insanely all the while too. That has helped, and I think a wardrobe change is on the agenda too. This is a very important year for me – I have to think about joining the real world in some capacity or another. There are a lot of changes going on at Chez Faerie, which, sooner or later I’ll let you in on, but right now it all seems awfully big.
On the knitting front, I’ve just (after a week or so of umming and ahhing) joined the 10 Shawls in 2010 challenge on Ravelry, and signed up for the Evenstar Mystery Shawl KAL, which I am exceedingly excited about. I also needed something pretty much instant on the gratification front and therefore cast on a Travelling Woman (Kortirion) yesterday in the amazing Knitabulous Fiftyfifty I was given for Christmas by the wonderful DrK. I’m on my second lace repeat of chart A (I’m thinking of doing 4 A repeats). This yarn is incredible, and this shawl is going to be wonderful. I can’t wait to wear it.
Also signed up to the Ravelympics – I’m going to start and finish my Henry (a graduation thank you present for the Magpie’s Advisor/Angel) and mom’s purse (as a WIP) during the period. The Cobblestone is going along merrily and having nupped myself out with the Swallowtail (I think I stuffed up on the 3C and D charts, but it looks okay), I’m hanging off the final edging rows for a week or two – that was a lot of mohair to handle in one go.
It seems that the needles are flying even though ther words aren’t. There will be some balance sometime.
So what would Audrey do? I don’t know. I think a marathon of Audrey movies is needed to help me make that decision. (Also, I saw the Jane Austen Book Club the other day. I loved it!)