Day One: The House Cup. A bit like Harry Potter, but not quite, this year’s Knitting & Crochet Blog Week is split into 4 houses. Don your favorite knitted or crocheted hat and let it guide you to which house you will be in.
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.
I think I'm a combination of the Bee and the Monkey descriptions. I knit nearly every day and since I tend to do small projects (along with large ones) I tend to complete a good amount of projects on a regular basis. Whenever I search for projects, weather just browsing or looking for something in particular, I'm always looking for something that catches my eye. Its usually a stitch pattern or the construction of the item. I'm still learning "all the things" and I still consider myself new to knitting. (I mean not a total noob or anything but certainly not experienced yet.) So, because of this, I like to pick projects that will teach me something new, or hone a skill I've tried only once. There are times, of course, I want something simple and easy. My feeling has always been practice makes perfect, so I like to repeat certain stitches or techniques until I'm comfortable with them. I also am interested in learning other skills related to fiber as a whole. I recently dyed yarn for the first time. Within the next few months I hope to start teaching myself to spin yarn with a drop spindle. So its not just skills or techniques in just one particular discipline that spark my interest, its everything fiber related.