All week I’ll be participating in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, which is challenging knit and crochet bloggers around the globe to write on the same topic each day for a week. By typing the tags in Google search you’ll find participants of this blog week.
Today it’s the first day of the 4th Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. The inventor of this week, Eskimimi, want us to choose today in which house we fit:
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 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 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 would put these houses into stages. You think “why?”, let me tell you:
Once you step into the world of knitting (or any other craft) you’ll happy already about your first little achievements like a nice cast-on, equal look of your stitches and so on. To exercise your skills you prefere to work with unflashy yarn and projects as you maybe don’t want to waste gorgeous yarns. You work on your skills, you’re satisfied with the results and start to feel comfortable with your new craft.
One step further you feel to start a little bit more challenging projects. With enthusiasm you work on something new and interesting. You start to explore different techniques, shapes, structures. You enjoy the fun to produce something unique, made by your own.
With a bit more experience you start to choose your projects more carefully, as you learned in the second stage the new craft takes time. You try to work on interesting, bright things to keep your interest.
In the forth and last stage you bring your craft on point, carefully choosen your projects you make them brilliant by a special detail.
I’ve run through the stages of Manatee and Monkey already. Now I’m in the house of Bee. I like to have interesting projects which keep my attention. With the help of my interchangeable needles I’m able to switch from one project to another one in seconds (needless to say that I have more than one work in progress). I like to have several projects on my needles: an easy one as a carry-on project for knit meetings or knit in public and one (or more) a bit more complicated to work at home. Unless I’m bored from a project then it will take ages to finish it.