"Post about your crafting outlook/style and why you chose this house"
The sorting cap has dictated in it's great knitted wisdom that for the duration of Knit and Crochet Blog Week I belong to the House of Bees. Bees, this illustrious cap told me, are "busy and industrious" mental nod "but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest." Flit? The wondrous cap thinks that I flit? Glances at the basket of WIPs in the corner Ok, maybe I do flit a bit.
I cannot stand the thought of only having one project on the needles. What if something happens? What if I break a needle? Or get confused by the chart? Or just want to come home and crash and knit a stockinette sweater in front of the tv? Once I figured out that there was no greater knitting power who would punish me for indulging in too much knitting, I left project monogamy and never looked back. I love to surround myself with things that make me happy, and nothing makes me happier than beautiful colors that I can experience in a tactile way.
My general knitting style is to have one of everything on the needles -- one sweater, one hat, one sock, one shawl, etc. Plus, I try to have projects of differing difficulty. For example, I actually have two pairs of socks on the needles, but one of them is a charted pattern and one can be knit while at the movies. I may have one sweater only half baked on the needles, but I am already swatching for the next project and winding yarn for a third. If only you could experience my knitting fantasy life. I have knit so many more projects in my imagination than I have in physical reality, and I'm sure many members of the House of Bees would agree that this is a key way in which we connect with our house.
*Knit and Crochet Blog Week is an annual event hosted by Eskimimi Makes. To find the rest of the posts, type today's tag 4KCBWDAY1 into Google or your preferred search engine.