Day 1: The House Cup

A bit like Harry Potter, but not quite, this year’s Knitting & Crochet Blog Week is split into 4 houses. Don your favourite knitted or crocheted hat and let it guide you to which house you will be in.

So choose your house. You may be a combination of more than one of these noble beasts, but think about which house best embodies your qualities and declare your place. You can use one of the graphics above to display your house crest, if you like (though this is totally optional).

Post about your crafting outlook/style and why you chose this house. The descriptions have been purposefully written to seem quite vague, but that’s really because they are only the merest starting point to prompt bloggers to write about in which ways they identify themselves within their craft(s).

Kniting and crochet blog week house of monkey

The House of Monkey: Intelligent and with a fun loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.

This year’s Knitting and Crochet Blog Week has a different flavor than in past years.  This year we must first sort ourselves into houses and for me it was a pretty clear choice to be in the House of Monkey.

I’m a process knitter, while I like having finished objects to wear, for me knitting (and crocheting, and spinning and weaving) are an activity in itself.  I like ramping up the skill level, I like learning new techniques and skills and I do go out of my way to select patterns that use new (to me) stitch patterns, or exotic shaping.

This is part of why I have continued to add crafts, in June I’m taking a table weaving workshop with a borrowed loom because I want to learn more things.

The challenge for me these days is that I’m getting quite comfortable and confident in many of the techniques that I’m finding it tough to find “new” skills (at least in knitting).  I think the next big challenge for me is designing.  I have a few ideas and am getting the hang of improving/adapting patterns to suit my needs so I think I’m on track for the next stage.

To see more of the projects I have finished over the past couple of years you can check out Ravelry (sign-up required) or here on the blog.

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7 thoughts on “Day 1: The House Cup

  1. You know, I honestly thought most people would be bees, but almost everybody I’ve encountering so far is a Monkey. At least I’m in good company.

    • I thought I was a bee till I saw Monkeys and they fit me so well. I’m all about the challenge and the skill, I would probably do well to find some manatee in me because I don’t need to be all challenge all the time.

  2. It is so interesting to see what people choose to relate to. I will be interested to see what you start to design 🙂

    • Thanks! I’m having a tough time getting my ideas into reality but its a good challenge to have.

      If I manage to create something I will be sure to share it here on the blog.

  3. Another Monkey! I’m seeing a lot of Bees today, only one Manatee so far (and no Peacocks yet), but not as many Monkeys as I expected. Glad to be in good company!

    • I haven’t had a chance to see what everyone else is yet, but I’m glad to hear there are other monkeys out there. Or maybe the rest of them are working on knitting instead of blogging!

  4. It is always good to learn new things….but since I do so many things right now….I have decided just to stick with what I know for now….but I have a ton of needle-felting suppies that I have not broken out yet…

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