what’s next?

I have no idea.

I don’t know that I’ve ever really had a big knitting block before. Usually I start planning my next project while I’m still halfway through the current one. Maybe it’s because of the blog, but I feel this urge to be more systematic about my approach. Perhaps it’s that now that I’ve discovered the whole world of knit bloggers and online resources, I’m overwhelmed with possibilities.

Or maybe it’s just that I’m bored to tears with the yarn in my stash and can’t settle on something new for which to buy yarn. I’m desperate to use up stash and get it out of sight, but . . .

One thing that caught my eye is the Lopi tote. It’s cute, it has a very sweet shape, and should knit up in no time flat. But it’s felted, something I’ve never done before (and I don’t have a washing machine). I thought it might be a nice gift for some friends for Christmas–with goodies tucked into the bags–and have been thinking about yarn to buy for it. In looking through my stash, I’ve realized that I have two skeins of midnight blue Manos that might work. But then I think, “Am I just wasting Manos?” Still, I’ve had these skeins for about 3 or 4 years; they were a gift from a nonknitting friend. It’s not a color that I see myself wearing, though it is a very attractive shade of blue. So I started the Lopi, but then felt it was silly to use Manos for it. So I stopped. And then I said, “Minty, what else are you using this Manos for?” and started again. And then just put it down and walked away.

And now I’m stuck. More to come.

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