I freely admit that I’m a quirky person who keeps my life in order by having certain rituals in place. I suspect (and hope) that other people have certain rituals that help them get through.
- Do you have any crafting rituals that you regularly follow? Do you have regular life rituals you follow? If you’d like to share the details feel free.
- Do you consider yourself quirky? Does your quirkiness bleed into your crafting? Again, feel free to share details if you wish.
- Do your rituals and/or quirks play into the crafts you do? Do you avoid certain crafts because of your quirks and/or rituals? Again include details if you wish.
- I do have rituals or habits I like to follow because they work for me and make me feel comfortable. My normal daily ritual includes lingering in bed so I can read my email, catch up on blogs and play a few games. I set my alarm about 45 minutes early so I can do this. It helps me start my day feeling like I’ve relaxed and gotten something done. Yes, the things I’ve done aren’t important but it still makes me feel good compared to the days I jump out of bed and immediately start my day at a sprint. As for knitting, I’m one giant string of rituals. I prefer to complete all the ribbing on a project in one sitting. That way it’s not hanging over my head. Can you tell ribbing isn’t my favorite. I also like to knit the heel flap and turn the heel of a sock all in one go. It seems like a single step to me. No toes are kitchenered after dark! It’s too easy to make a mistake and it only going to take a few minutes in the daylight the next day.
- Yes. I’m quirky and I don’t mind admitting it. I like things my way and my way can be weird to others. I like having no more than 3 active projects going at once. This normally works well. Currently I have 2 back burner socks going that I have hijacked the needles from which really makes them UFOs but they aren’t in the UFO bin so I won’t call them that. That means I can’t cast on anything else even though I want to cast on some more mindless socks. See quirky. In my real life my biggest quirk is that I don’t like cheese. Yes, I eat pizza but only with mozzarella. All other cheese is evil. Not liking cheese has caused problems. I’m a difficult dinner guest. I won’t eat it to be polite either.
- Yes. I avoid crafts that require too much fussing. Sewing is an example of a craft I consider fussy. Everything has to be done just right or the item looks wonky or the clothes don’t fit. I am anti loose glitter. Glitter in yarn is fine but jars of loose glitter are not. It is way too messy for my liking. I tolerate beads but wrangle them very tightly because they can be messy like glitter. Don’t even get me going about crumbs! One of the earliest lessons my children got was to eat with their head over their plate. I’ll give them each a B+ on this lesson.