Current projects seem old, tired and just repetitious?
Need to add a little excitement to the knitting needles?
Have I got the solution for you:
Try knitting with angora.
The photo doesn't begin to describe the beauty of this yarn. The way it knits. The sensual feeling of it sliding thru your hands with each stitch. This particular angora is actually a wool/angora blend by Elsebeth Lavold. (the color is wisteria and is more purplely/blue than grey). The pattern is actually a Classic Elite pattern from "Winter" and originally done in La Gran (which made the cables almost non exisistant). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the cables showed up in the angora. The photos mean nothing here. This yarn can only be explained thru the sense of touch.
So I was sitting in my knitting chair yesterday and every single project just seemed like work. Sigh. So I did go shopping. At the Knitting Park Stash. I bought that yarn earlier this year (on sale at 50% off... snap!) and I knew that I wanted to give the pattern a try. Viola! A perfect match, and a quick knit to boot.
So I feel impassioned about a project again. Sadly, I still have some obligation knitting to take care of, but at least I have a project that I look forward to working on!