This weekend, after realizing that our plans were being kiboshed by the weather, I felt a little restless knitting-wise. I've been working on my cardigan all month and I love it, truly. But I wanted a small, simple, routine project to occupy my grey afternoon - one that would be finished relatively quickly.
So I did a little hunting on ravelry for some inspiration - and decided to make a jar cozy with some yarn that Mr. got me years ago, when I was first discovering knitting. Actually, the fact that Mr. bought me yarn says something about how fledgling my hobby was - neither one of us knew what a stash was at that point.
I cast on before the chores were done, paused every once in awhile to accomplish something around the house (and maybe to take a nap), and a few hours later, my drinking jar had become decidedly more snuggly. And I was ready to start working on my cardigan again. There's nothing like a little finished project to inspire you to keep on keeping on.