The weekend got away from me! I had completely planned to post each day with the topics from Eskimimi Makes, but I just lost the weekend. I didn’t even get any knitting done. On the plus side, I do have all the meals for the week made, the kitchen relatively clean, my bookshelves nearly empty, and half the shredding done. Oy vey!
So anyway, let’s get to it!
Day 6’s topic is A Tool to Covet. Here’s the quote:
“Write about your favourite knitting or crochet (or spinning, etc) tool. It can either be a tool directly involved in your craft (knitting needles or crochet hook) or something that makes your craft more pleasurable – be it a special lamp, or stitch markers.
Is it an item that you would recommend to others, and if so for which applications/tasks do you think it is most suited. Conversely, do you have a tool/accessory that you regret buying? Why does it not work for you?” – Eskimimi Makes
My favorite tool, hands down, is a book, knitting books to be exact. I have loved books since I was a small child. When mom put me down for a nap, she said she would only allow me to take books. So, I would fill my bed with books instead of toys. As a grown-up (well sort of), my passion for books has evolved into a career. I consider myself lucky!
Knitting books, in particular, capture my fancy because of how beautiful they can be. They’re stunning! They’re both aspirational and inspirational. I can picture me making those projects, or I can dream about someday having the time and skills to make those projects. I get excited about knitting. I’d have to say that half of my love for knitting comes from these books.
I do have a regret! I completely regret buying any of my knitting looms. I have those big ones that only use chunky yarn, and I have a sock loom. The sock loom was a birthday present that I had begged for. I thought it’d be an easier, faster way to knit socks. This was before I had successfully knit a sock. I found the loom cumbersome and awkward to use. I kept getting the yarn too tight (although, while wrapping, it felt loose!), and I could barely get the hook under the yarn to do the stitches. Since then, all of my looms have sat in the “time out” room.
Day 7’s topic is Looking Forward. Here’s the quote:
One year from now, when the 5th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week rolls around, where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or tried? – Eskimimi Makes
I want to have finished my first sweater. That’s a big thing. I’m getting close to the arms on Ken’s, but I just haven’t had the time to really sit and work on it. Then, I want to make me a sweater. I’ve been holding off because of weight loss, but I’m hoping in a year, I might be better off. At least, if I’m not my goal, I could have a baggy sweater to curl up in. Who doesn’t love those?
I would also like to start designing. I have so many ideas that pop into my head during the day. I keep a small notebook in my purse so if I think of something, I can just jot it down quick and get it out of my head. Otherwise, I’ll daydream and think about it all day. I just haven’t acted on anything. I need to soon, though. A friend asked me to design a hat for her, and she wants it by August. Here goes nothing!
Now it’s your turn! What tools do you love or regret buying? What projects or techniques are you looking forward to trying?