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).
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.