Today marks the start of this year's Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I've never taken part before, but I thought it might not be a bad way to rejuvinate my blogging. which is A Good Thing.
So Eskimimi, whose brainchild this is, sets the topics for everyone who is taking part to discuss on each day of the week. Today's topic is the House Cup. In a bit of a Harry Potter stylee, bloggers need to assign themselves to one of the four Houses Eskimimi detailed. Me? I belong with the bees:
The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.
So why The House of Bee? Well, as I become more proficient I realise that I can be quite industrious with my craft. However, although I do craft busily, I don't always seem to have the product output that one might expect. Why? Well, I am always captivated by the shiny, but it's the flitting that is really apt. I don't even have all my current partly worked on knitting projects detailed on Ravelry. It's not just flitting about from one knitting project to another, either; I flit from craft to craft - knitting (sometimes crochet), spinning, weaving, patchwork... Even as I write this I'm trying to work out whether the next lot of craft time ought to be spent knitting my next Adrift cardigan, sewing in a zip to a baby jacket, carding some fleece I washed over the weekend, spinning some more of a merino/silk blend so I can have the smaller spinning wheel free to spin said washed fleece once carded or finishing sewing some patchwork blocks. But it is the knitting that draws me back time and time again, simply because the repetitive action is soothing and meditative. A little like the lazy hum of the bees in the garden on a lazy summer day.