Mimi, over at www.eskimimimakes.com has provided very intriguing prompts for this year's bloggers. The first prompt: to decide in which crafting "house" I belong. The four she set up: House of Bee, House of Manatee, House of Monkey and House of Peacock.
I deliberated quite a while on this first prompt, because each house, as described, contains some portion of my crafting personality (which parts will be revealed more throughout the week). However, the House of Bee won me over because, as Mimi puts it, "Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest." I am definitely a flitterer. I always have several projects going at once; float an intriguing new shawl pattern in front of me and my Ravelry queue will groaningly grow. And we won't even discuss my love of knit and crochet magazines - I can meditate on new ones for weeks.
Nevertheless, I still manage to complete a large number of projects each year, so I definitely enjoy the end result. Unlike some, I have come to love finishing - seaming, finding just the right button or other accoutrement is a joy - and we all know blocking is magic. While I design my own patterns, I also make other designers' patterns I enjoy, either for myself, to give away or, infrequently, in a tester role. I gift a good amount of the projects I finish, and I also love to lead others in a-longs to support other designers, all of which I suppose fits with the House of Bee. Don't those industrious bees all work together?
And, when I need to recharge, I like nothing better than to go outside and snap a few flower photos. I know my fellow bees have no issue with that.
|Anyone for some tulips?|
I do hope you, dear reader, check out as many knit and crochet blogs as you can this week. It really is a great world-wide celebration of all things sticks, hooks and yarn. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to throughout the week.