Day Six (Saturday April 27th): A Tool To Covet
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?
The tool I covet isn’t really a tool but a time and a place. I long for my early blogging days back when there were lots and lots of knitting blogs and people blogged differently. I have been blogging since 2004. Things were different back then. There was no Ravelry. Blogs and bloggers were different. There was a lot more talk about the minutia of patterns, sock parts, sleeves and necklines, there were knit alongs with blogs devoted to just one pattern and the group of knitters knitting it. There was the opportunity to get to know someone and have an idea of their personality. People came together when someone needed help with their knitting or in a more personal way. People shared more details of their projects including not just the good but the bad. It makes me a little sad to see someone post a finished object and to have it read “details on Ravelry” or to not read about the project in process at all and only see it once it is a finished successful project. I want to read about all of it not only success. I want to read of failures and learn from them. I have gravitated towards Tami’s WIP Wednesday and FO Friday and Mimi’s Knit and Crochet Blog Week because it gives me an opportunity to find bloggers who want to share their crafting in the blog format. Thank you to the bloggers who do blog and to Tami and Mimi for promoting blogging as a way of sharing our love of crafting.
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