A Quiz About Habits

Look at that horrible photo. But it is an accurate representation of how I knit.

I was thinking it would be fun to do a quiz about habits. We all have them. They can be good like brushing and flossing your teeth every night before bed. They can be bad like giving in to too many cravings for chocolate when under stress. Feel free to answer the questions in the comments or leave a link if you’ll be answering them on your blog.

  • Do you have good and/or bad habits when it comes to your crafting?
  • What is your best habit? What is your worst habit?
  • Some habits we have we don’t even realize until someone points it out. Do you have any of these?
  • Do you believe habits can be cultivated? What habit would you like to encourage in yourself?

Here are my answers.

  • I have both good and bad habits with my knitting. I get firmly in a rut as far as knitting location is concerned. I always sit in the same spot on the couch with my feet up and a pillow at my back. A couple of my bad knitting habits involve lack of willpower. I have over 7000 patterns in my Ravelry library. If I see a pattern I love I get it. Will I knit 7000 projects? I doubt it. I get a major itch to cast on the minute I run into a problem with my current project. It is all I can do to keep myself to three projects, my self-imposed limit.
  • My best habit involves family dinner. As many evening per week as we can we eat dinner as a family at the table without cellphones. We try to talk about our day or whatever we have coming up. It’s a nonnegotiable in our house. My worst habit has to be my diet. I eat too many sweets and have a bad Pepsi habit. I try to eat healthy but often fail. I’m a work in progress.
  • Well The Husband often assumes what I want to drink and has mentioned that I order the same foods from the same restaurants. He notices my habits for sure.
  • I firmly believe that it’s possible to change our habits if we want to. I’d like to eat better particularly more vegetables and fruit. I’d like to crave fruit for dessert instead of chocolate cake. I’d like to get more exercise which I believe is a habit. I’m a work in progress here too.

I look forward to hearing about your habits.

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27 Responses to A Quiz About Habits

  1. I notice Ravelry now has an add to wish list, so that could save you some money. I put them in favourites if I can’t afford them yet and often go off them after a while.
    I tend to knit in my rocking armchair and quite often find my knitting and rocking are in sync, so perhaps that’s a habit.
    My best habit is……….no can’t think of any good habits, well I do wash and brush my teeth daily but never remember to floss. My worst habit is picking scabs and I am covered in scars from picking them. Actually picking at anything I’m bad, in my first house when I once started to remove wallpaper from a wall before I had a steamer and scraper I pick pick picked at it all through the night and into the morning and couldn’t leave it.
    My husband hasn’t really pointed out any I can think of, but I could list hundreds for him so I guess there must be.
    Apparently after doing something for 28 days in a row it’s then ingrained as a habit. I’ve tried various habit forming apps and failed. There are loads I can think of I’d like to do daily rather than ad hoc…yoga daily, floss, brush teeth twice not once a day, drink more water, exercise more, eat less sweet things, keep on top of weeding. The list could go on and on. I get to about 8 days and quit usually.

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  2. Anne Donovan says:

    Do you have good and/or bad habits when it comes to your crafting? Yes I’m very messy and also have so much yarn it’s difficult to keep it neat and tidy.

    What is your best habit? What is your worst habit? My best habit is my natural ability to advise people in a non patronising way so I can and do apply this to my knitting. My worst habit? Mmmm I ‘m so nice I sometimes fail to see not all people are like me and some are downright nasty.

    Some habits we have we don’t even realize until someone points it out. Do you have any of these? I can be indecisive.

    Do you believe habits can be cultivated? What habit would you like to encourage in yourself? I would love to be tidier but I find when I do have a sort out, I can’t find things!

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  3. RebSef says:

    Two of my worst habits: 1) eating and transferring scents and sticky onto whatever I’m making… 2) not listening to the people around me. I could have a full conversation and not remember because I was too engrossed…

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  4. robbiemct3 says:

    grass is greener-izing….comparing what could be better about my knitting my exercise, my diet, my clutter, my garden, flower beds, house cleaning- you name it- to what it really is. Sometimes what I have or do right now is as good as it’s ever going to get/be/work! I think it’s the human condition. .. if you take time to notice life… and that’s a habit too. I guess I need to learn to appreciate the present condition and find joy there. That could be my new habit.

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  5. Alissa Head says:

    Do you have good and/or bad habits when it comes to your crafting?
    I, too, plan too many projects. I order yarn and buy patterns when I’m already up to my eyeballs. I’m getting better about putting on the breaks, though. I’m trying to make the planning last longer by stretching it out.
    What is your best habit? What is your worst habit?
    My best habit is flossing religiously. I get a gold star every time I go to the dentist. My worst habit is probably that I’m a stress shopper/eater/wine drinker. I keep putting boundaries around these shadow comforts, but it’s a struggle. I have rules. I have a craft budget. I don’t drink wine during the week. And I count my calories. But you know what they say about rules.
    Some habits we have we don’t even realize until someone points it out. Do you have any of these?
    Probably.
    Do you believe habits can be cultivated? What habit would you like to encourage in yourself?
    I’d like to be able to turn off work stress. I don’t know how to do that. Maybe I should try to meditate.

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  6. Mimmy Jain says:

    Do you have good and/or bad habits when it comes to your crafting?
    Good: I try very hard to not start something new till I’ve finished the last project.
    Bad: Too much wool, too many crafting implements. I can’t resist new crafting gadgets. I’ve got a whole set of Tunisian crochet hooks that I tried once and tossed aside.
    What is your best habit? What is your worst habit?
    Good: I’m good at listening to people, which is why probably I seem to invite a lot of confidences. Bad: I end up offering lots of advice and then feel bad when the advice is not taken. It’s taken me many years to realise that people want to talk about their problems, not necessarily set them right.
    Some habits we have we don’t even realize until someone points it out. Do you have any of these?
    The husband (again!) says I snap at him: I don’t think I do. The son says I have to learn to let things roll off me: I agree. Mum says I fight too much with her: I hate it, but have to agree. They all say I’m very determined, ready to try out new things. Does that break even?
    Do you believe habits can be cultivated? What habit would you like to encourage in yourself?
    I think so, but I’ve not succeeded thus far. I’d like to learn to not strive for perfection all the time, to accept myself as I am, warts and all 😦

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  7. Meg Hanson says:

    Habit or addiction? I drink a hot mocha every day. My favorite are from Caribou Coffee (local to Minnesota and Midwest) or McDonalds McCafe (they are pretty good and cheaper). Most often I make it myself so it does not cost a fortune. I came up with a powdered mix that I add milk to some days. Sometimes I do 1/2 and 1/2 of my own mix with the Caribou or McDonalds. I also have one of those stove top espressso pots that I use some times. I like to mix it up. Years ago at an OB-GYN doctor appointment I was told I needed to get more calcium. I told her about my mocha habit and she told me to “keep doing that” since it has milk in it. So…doctors orders!

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  8. chrisknits says:

    Good knitting habit, not being scared to step off the ledge and change yarns/gauge in my project. Bad knitting habit, not testing my gauge!! LOL. Best habit? Sewing/knitting for others. Yes, it’s a habit! LOL Worst habit, continuing to buy stuff for my crafts when I have way more stuff than I can use at any given moment. Habits I don’t realize? Nope, I know each of my good and bad ones. LOL! Straightening things on walls is a VERY OCD habit. I cultivate my habits every day! Bwahahaha!!!

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  9. Very interesting questions, as usual! Right there with you on trying to build healthier habits. I am a work in progress on the eating/exercise front too! I will answer your questions in my blog 🙂

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  10. salpal1 says:

    Do you have good and/or bad habits when it comes to your crafting? Good habit is one that answers a later question, I had to train myself – aim for no more than three projects at a time, and knit monogamously on them. Also, don’t purchase a pattern until you are ready to cast on. Bad habit? breaking the first two now and then. And buying yarn before there is a pattern to cast on. 🙂
    What is your best habit? What is your worst habit? Best habit? Hard to say, but I make the bed every day. I put the laundry away as soon as it is folded. I do brush and floss each day. Worst Habit? It might be thinking I know what you are going to say. It might be choosing crafting over housework EVERY SINGLE TIME.
    Some habits we have we don’t even realize until someone points it out. Do you have any of these? The way I put the towels and sheets away. Apparently it is odd to have a system for this, but I do. I just always put the clean ones on the bottom of the pile so that when you need some, you grab off the top of the pile and so it gets rotated.
    Do you believe habits can be cultivated? What habit would you like to encourage in yourself? I do. I forced myself to learn to not cast on everything always. It took longer than 28 days, adn I still sometimes slip up. Another habit I want to learn? To stick to my diet. To be more tolerant of the &*%^(&&*_ morons at the grocery store. 🙂

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    • There is no being more tolerant of the morons at the grocery store. If you become tolerant of what they do now they will begin doing things that are more egregious. Guess how I know:(

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      • salpal1 says:

        Ha, so true. I complained to the store manager last week. They have signs up that say masks are required. They give masks out at the door. But if someone refuses, they do nothing. He says they have no choice. I countered that the governor gave them the power to refuse service. “We can’t tell people they can’t buy food”. I think they would do just that if I showed up barefoot. How is it different?

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      • Exactly. At our grocery store there are so many exposed noses but covered mouths. I want to ask them if they know that their nose is a mucus membrane.

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      • salpal1 says:

        Lol, if you do, get ready to have your ears blistered!

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  11. Stefanie says:

    Hmmm…good crafting habits? I’m pretty good at putting knitty WIP’s away and keepin them organized.
    Bad crafting habit? I procrastinate.

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  12. pammiemk says:

    I also have both good and bad crafting habits. I have a lot of projects going, but I give time to most of them in rotation throughout the day, even if it’s just for 5-10 minutes. My worst crafting habit is definitely acquiring supplies – whether it be yarn, paper, or tools. I just bought a second set of brush pens that I still have to crack into.
    Habits can be cultivated as well as broken. Both actions take a lot of discipline, though. I’d like to be more habitual with exercise. I try to walk a lot with my dog, but I need something more 😆

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