I think I've found the cure to my knitting slump. I switched from doing top-down raglans to doing things with sock yarn.
I have a ton of the stuff. I pick it up when it goes on a good sale, or as a souvenir when I'm traveling, or just because it's simply gorgeous.
Haven't done much with it after I get it home. Oh, I occasionally pull it out and fondle it while oo-ing and aww-ing, but usually it just goes into my sock bin like it's a deposit at the bank that you can't touch if you want to make any interest on it.
I've changed things.
Firstly, I've been making socks. Simple toe-up stockinette that shows off the pretty hand painted stuff. These are also good while I ride in to work with my crazy-driver carpooler. He's what you'd call an - umm - aggressive driver. So I don't look. I knit. And pretend the driving doesn't scare me out of a year's growth. Making lots of progress but notice my tension can be a bit tight.
Next up, I picked up a book on entrelac, "Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting". I tell ya, I sure didn't know you could do all that with entrelac. If you get the chance, I'd recommend taking a look at it. Pretty cool stuff.
So for my second act of sock yarn knitting, I pulled out a skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn and have been making up a scarf with simple entrelac.
I've never worked with Noro much, because I don't like the feel of Kureon and see all the tie-offs in it, but I'm about 2/3's into the skein of the silk garden and have only run into 1 tie-off. What I really like about the stuff are all the yummy colors. The color changes make me look goooood, like I'm a way more accomplished knitter than I really am. I think Noro and me are going to be good friends.
I'm also looking at Leaf Lace Scarf (from page 134 in the book) with some Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light yarn I had picked up to do some lux socks. Pretty, pretty...
My famine is officially over.