Day One (Monday April 22nd): 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 favourite 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.
So choose your house. You may be a combination of more than one of these noble beasts, but think about which house best embodies your qualities and declare your place. You can use one of the graphics above to display your house crest, if you like (though this is totally optional).
Post about your crafting outlook/style and why you chose this house. The descriptions have been purposefully written to seem quite vague, but that’s really because they are only the merest starting point to prompt bloggers to write about in which ways they identify themselves within their craft(s).
Don’t forget to drop by Eskimimi Makes later in the week and vote for which house you chose so we can see which houses crocheters and knitters most identified with.
You could of course decide that you are so unlike any of these creatures in your style of crafting that you set up a rival faction and adopt your own house, though whether you get invited to the end of term disco remains to be seen, you rebel.
I am obviously a combination of a couple of these houses since I tend to flit from project type to project type but I keep coming back to my most favorite thing to knit: socks. I also know I like a challenge so I guess I am then a Mana-Bee-Key with occasional peacock tendencies. I love the comfort of having a sock on the needles but my eye always wanders to sweaters and lace and often times those are the things that require me to learn a new skill or two.
Currently I am wearing all four hats shall we say and knitting Steampunkery socks. These are definitely a challenge and a much more involved sock pattern than I would usually try. As a matter if fact I am currently stuck while I pick up the twist 2 right and twist 2 left skills. But these are not the only new skill. I am also knitting these socks flat instead of in the round which means I am using a chart with “special” stitches on both the wrong side and the right side. All this and some local stress has made this learning curve a bit steep BUT I will get there. Maybe I have a bit of The House of Mule too.
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