Join me as I share my crafty journey with you. I continue to expand my repertoire of hobbies. I knit, sew, crochet, bead and probably most importantly am a lover of science fiction. Occasionally I even pick up a book. I play Nerd Wars for Team Stargate Command which consumes most of my time.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Knit and Crochet Blog Week Day 1

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.

Happy Crafting!


  1. I enjoyed your description of how you came to your split house, really. I was also a bit torn between Monkey and Bee. I see you like Star Trek - you should check out my latest podcast episode, it is very Trektastic!

  2. heh-heh, you'd be surprised how many knitters are Trekkies too :-D

  3. I chose bee, with monkey as a second! That's what is great about knitting - there are so many projects, with new skills and techniques to learn.

  4. I had the same problem- choosing between bee and lonkey. I went with bee in the end, but I agree that learning new skills isfun

  5. That's a good sum up of a monkey-bee!

  6. Makes sense that learning about All.The.Things naturally leads to wanting to Knit.All.The.Things! Hey hey, you're the MonkBee. :)

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