Hello all! For the fun of it, I decided to join in on this year’s Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. You can find the details (as well as some really cute patterns) at Eskimimi Makes!
For day one, we’re supposed to talk about which house we chose and our crafting outlook/style. The options were:
- “The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.”
- “The House of Manatee: Manatees are gentle, calm and cuddly. Relaxed and unflashy they represent the comfort and soft side of knitting and crochet.”
- “The House of Monkey: Intelligent and with a fun loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.”
- “The House of Peacock: Peacocks take something good and make it brilliant. Buttons, embellishments and a bit of sparkle prove that perfection lies in the details – like a Peacock’s Tail.”
It was pretty obvious to me which house I belonged in just by reading the descriptions. I’m the kind of person who likes to be busy, who needs to be busy. Idle time bothers me. I always feel like I should be working on something. I think that’s why, like the description, I’m always excited to move to the next project. I like knowing there’s always something I can grab to work on.
My crafting outlook/style is “just do it.” I mentioned that in one of the first Knitting 101 posts. I’m attracted by bright and shiny projects all the time. I almost never consider the difficulty level or if I have the skills needed for the project. Like the bee, I’m industrious, and I’m a bit fearless with my knitting. Have you met a bee that only picks on someone its own size? I don’t think so. I’ve been stung enough to know that for sure. That’s how I approach my knitting: fearless.
I’m one of those knitters who is just going to try. I don’t mind ripping out a few times (although when the yarn is looking rough, I will toss it aside). I don’t really mind making mistakes. I also am perfectly fine accepting when I’ve been defeated. There are plenty of projects you’ve never seen or heard about because I pulled the stitches off the needles, rewound the yarn, and moved on. I’m more about the overall process, and if I don’t love the process, I’m quitting. (Never said I wasn’t a quitter!)
Which house sounds like your crafting style? How would you describe your crafting outlook/style?