Yeah you know me.

I'm turning into a curmudgeon. (And a non-blogger, but I'm trying to remedy that.) I'm getting older. I  try to listen to current music and very rarely do I find any of it worth my time. And I find myself thinking (or worse saying) things about "back in the day". It's pathetic. And when I'm honest about it, I don't really love the music of my day. I love the music of my father's day. Of my grandparents' days. I love 70's rock, and 60's motown. I love the standards and Peggy Lee and Tony Bennett. My young adult days produced such classics as Whoomp -There It Is, and Rico Suave', and OPP.  Yeah. But today we are actually talking about OPP. Other People's Patterns.

I've been designing for a good chunk of time now, and it seems I'm always working on my own stuff. Never anyone else's. Sure I buy the mags, and even the pdf downloads, but I never seem to actually knit them. My designing mojo has been missing lately, so I started off by picking back up this - Elsewhere by Amy Swenson. It's coming along. I'm nearly done with the back of it, and then I will add the side panels and the sleeves.

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And then I fell in love with the Heather Hoodie Vest from the most recent Knitscene. And I realized of course that I would get way more wear out of it as a sweater, so I grabbed two more skeins of yarn and I'm rocking and rolling on it. And I love it!

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So of course since I am actually doing well working on some patterns that aren't mine, my mojo has returned. Bringing with it two tight deadlines that I really want to meet. So I need to put the sweaters aside and focus. But I think I've figured out how to reclaim my mojo should it hide again.