Monday, April 22, 2013

KACBW Day One!

Yay! It's Monday! I know, I must be crazy to be this excited about Monday, but the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it is the first day of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! I am super excited (okay, I've had three cups of coffee so far today, please don't hold it against me) to be participating, and I can't wait to discover some new blogs! Google 4KCBWDAY1 to find more blogs with today's topic which is: The House Cup. There are four houses: Bee (flits from project to project), Manatee (knits for comfort), Monkey (likes a challenge), and Peacock (always embellishing and spicing things up).

I feel that I have been a part of each of these houses at one point or another, except for Peacock. I really hope that my knitting evolves to that point, but I tend to stick to patterns and seldom feel the need to add anything. I think Peacocks must be the designers, and I would love to design someday.

I was a Manatee in my early knitting life. I didn't even bother to learn how to purl until after college -- everything I knit was in squishy garter stitch, and I was perfectly content. It's only been in the last two years that I have really broken out of the Manatee stage of my knitting.

That all being said, I am a Monkey right now. I debated this for quite some time -- after all, I have more WIPs than I care to admit, classic Bee behavior. But truly, I want a challenge. I appreciate a vanilla sock as much as the next person, but it's a sock covered in lace or cables that really gets my heart pounding. I like to try different yarns, new needles, and techniques. I love knowing that I will probably never try everything, although that also stresses me out a wee bit. I want to knit all the things :-)

Commence photo reel of projects!

My first Socktopus Socks!

My first encounter with drop stitch!

My first short row garter stitch heels!

My first encounter with Birds Eye Lace

My first hat using this trick

First pullover!

First time using cashmere. Swoon.

First Patchwork Socks!

First colorwork project!

First time using linen

First Leethal pattern!

I think it is safe to say that I am firmly a Monkey, always looking for the next first :-)

 Which house do you identify with?

See you tomorrow! Happy knitting :-)

1 comment:

  1. It was a tough choice between bee and monkey, but I went with bee. Lovely pictures of your firsts