I'm usually so caught up with:
Will it work?
Can I make a pattern?
Will people want to wear this?
Will people want to knit this?
Does it make sense?
Is it easy enough?
It it too figgly?
Will knitters get mad if I add elements they don't like like lots of ribbing or crochet or cables?
Is the yarn readily available or substitute-able?
I just finished my fourth book that will come out in May. After spending over a year working on it and being in that weird mode, first, I stopped knitting and started to embroider things. Next, after a few weeks, I found myself knitting a square on the bias. Then I knit another square that was bigger. Also on the bias. Then, I sort of seamed them together, added two bottom borders and finally, sleeves. Last, I added a cowl turtle neck.
I did not write down the pattern.
I didn't even count stitches.
I think you know the answer.
This is what happens when you allow yourself to just go with it.
This is a good thing to do.
Not every time, but once in awhile.
To give yourself a breather.
Now this other thing with which I allowed myself to "just cast on and go with it," well, let's just say I'm not so sure.
I hope you had a nice weekend.
BTW: For this "not so sure," I just found some wool on a cone and a skein of this variegated Kauni which is sold at The Loopy Ewe. I steeked the thing so that it can have armholes. Beyond that, it's just a lonely tube. I will say, however, that it was fun to knit so if it becomes a big pillow or just a knit tube, I'm okay with it.
BTW #2: Yes, that's Chuck in the picture. He's very, very old now. We are sort of counting the days but he's still hanging in there. I'm writing this because old Knit and Tonic readers are probably wondering. : )