Monday, April 22, 2013

I'm a manatee - 4kcbwday1

It's time for the annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week, run by Eskimimi Makes. I participated last year and enjoyed it so here I am again. (Plus it's a great motivation for my New Years resolution to blog more.) This year the first day involves picking a House to be a part of, either a monkey, peacock, bee or manatee, all of which have unique characteristics.

It was easy to eliminate two of the houses. I'm definitely not a peacock. I'm not into embellishments or anything fancy - my current WIP is the first thing to actually even require buttons! I'm not really a bee either; up until recently I was very much a one project at a time kind of gal. While I actually do keep more than one project on the needles now, it's making me a bit antsy that I currently have three going. The only bee tendency I have is I'm already onto ideas for my next project in my mind and my Ravelry queue gets long by the day.

The next two were much harder to choose from: was I a manatee or monkey? Manatees go for the softer side of knitting. Let's look at the projects here:

Cardigan? Check.

Socks? Check

Stuffed animals? Check

Okay so there's definitely an argument for manatee. Now what about the monkey? Monkeys like to be challenged with something new on every project. Let's see what the argument is here:

Cables and lace? Check

Colorwork? Check

Knitting in the round? Check

Plus through my projects I've learned new increases, decreases, turning heels, basic crochet stitches...I'd say I've got some monkey traits too. So which one am I?

Picture courtesy of Eskimimi Makes

As you may have guessed by the title, I chose Manatee! Just by a tiny bit. While I am always trying to improve my knitting, some projects are done just because. And they are almost always soft, squishy, cuddly, cozy things - socks, cardigans, toys, blankets. Hooray for the House of Manatee!


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