When You Are a Maker with No Motivation

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These past 12 months have been a doozy. We went from lining up a craft show each month to having no events to prep for. 

I don't know about you, but on a typical year when we are building up stock for shows we are dying for time to create for ourselves. The fear of selling out (we never have) or not having enough options (which we learned we needed to streamline anyway) always pushes us to work on our business over fun projects.

I wish I could say I spent this time creating for myself and have a huge stack of knit sweaters right next to me to show off. 

I have one. 

Yes, I learned to knit during the pandemic, which is a huge deal. I made a hat  then the We are Knitters Lemon Tee. 

We are Knitters Lemon Tee Knit Sweater

I'm obsessed with it. I bought big chunky yarn to make a squishy and cozy winter sweater. I downloaded a pattern book by Tara-Lynn Morrison, Good Night, DayI want to make almost everything in it.

Then I did nothing. After the rush of holiday orders I haven't picked up needles. I've watched lots of tv. Browsed Instagram more than I would like to admit. 

Is it the pressure of picking out a sweater to make for myself that I'll love forever? Making sure I have the perfect yarn for it? Want to make too many things? Not wanting to wear a hand wash only sweater, especially when I'm not leaving the house. Just the pure lack of motivation? 

Whatever the reason (or all of them combined), I'm in a dry spell. Maybe just saying all of this out loud will spark some magic. 

Anyone else ever feel this way? How do you snap out of it?

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