*cries in creative block*

i’ve picked up three different projects today and put them all down after a row or two :sob: not the start to the week off i wanted

do any of you lose your crojo often? what do you do to combat it?

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Take a nap.
Eat something- protein.
Go for a walk
Go out with friends
Read a book
Clean house
Forgive someone
Basically, HALT, hungry, angry, lonely, tired. Address those and then come back to it. That is what works for me.
Don’t give up, it isn’t gone forever!

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this is all really good advice!

i’m not in a position to follow much of it rn but i will definitely be filing this away for later thank you

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that happens to my knitting sometimes, everyone goes through it. I follow a knitter on Youtube and when she’s lost the mojo to finish something she puts it in her “30 mins a day” pile as she picks it up for 30 mins a day until it’s finished. I think, sometimes, seeing something almost done is enough to recharge that mojo.

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I usually grab my phone and go for a walk. Take picture of things that inspire me. Last time was a couple of weeks ago I had just said ugh to a couple of projects I need to get done. I was helping my exes mom move into her new place and I took multiple pics of some beautiful abstract wall hangings. One spun me into a shopping trip to get yarn. I have a problem though I can’t deal with multiple W.I.P.S at once. So it made me finish the other to projects ahead of schedule so I can make my shawl. I’ll take pics soon to show it off.

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Do another craft until I see something brings it back.

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One of the reasons why I won’t make anything to sell is that “have to get it done”. People have asked! It just kills the desire to crochet in me.
I want a peaceful relaxing hobby-not a job. I want to do a very good job, not “hurry up and get it done”.

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i feel that but i also feel that with making things for yourself there’s never any reason to finish anything so personally i tend to, not to

this could be the Sads talking but sometimes it feels like there’s no way to win

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i never used to be a multiple wips on the go kinda crafter but when lockdown hit that went completely out the window - i’m trying to get back to that one big wip only space

i had a win day yesterday where i finished a bunch of small wips but that energy is gonzo

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Oh, I make stuff for others all the time, they just don’t know it! :wink:
I only have 1 bin of finished projects at home and those are baby layettes I’ve been working on for my grandchildren.
Grand babies going to be popping in about 5-7 years and I won’t be able to make anything fast enough! :flushed::flushed:

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oh wow exciting stuff!!

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Another thought : abandon all the WIPs you have-refuse to think about them. Go find a small crochet project that is NOT practical and tickles your fancy.
That has worked for me a couple of times.
I made this silly thing once- it helped.

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Thinking of you, how are you?

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I once had a full month of creative block, it was sad.🥲

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me? getting by - found a change of scenery helped

how are you?

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oof does not sound fun

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I’m good Just checking on you cuz you felt blah the other day. :pleading_face:

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It wasn’t, but I’m good now :relaxed:

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thats so sweet! don’t worry though, i’m always glum but when i don’t have work or crochet to distract me its a Bad Time

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that’s good to hear! :blush:

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