Monday, 22 April 2013

Knitting And Crochet Blog Week 2013

Knitting And Crochet Blog Week 2013 is here and I'm going to use it as an attempt to get back into my blogging. Next week I'll try to update on my Summer Fun List and Year of Projects but for now I'll stick to this.

As before we have been given a list of topics for each day and today's is the House Cup (very Harry Potter-esque) where we need to decide which house best represents us. This will also set the tone for the posts for the rest of the week.


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.

The House of Manatee: Manatees are gentle, calm and cuddly. Relaxed and unflashy they represent the comfort and soft side of knitting and crochet.

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.

The House of Peacock: Peacocks take something good and make it brilliant. Buttons, embellishments and a bit of sparkle prove that perfection lies in the details - like a Peacock's Tail.

Now there is no denying that I am a Bee. I am slightly Monkey-like in that I like to be challenged and am always trying new techniques but the fact that I am totally incapable of casting on a project and then just seeing it through to completion without straying onto something else is what dominates my Knitting.

I am currently knitting Levenwick in some scrummy purple Rowan Creative Focus Worsted, along with Eryn in Rico Alpaca DK, plus Florentine in some pale blue Rowan Drift, a Shale Baby Blanket and some Leave These To Me fingerless mitts in Scrumptious 4ply. I'm already eyeing up Thyone in some Scrumptious DK from my LYS or possibly Etty in Felted Tweed..... although the new Kim Hargreaves book should be out this week...... See!! I just can't stop myself!!

If you fancy joining in have a look here or just to have a read of the other blogs taking part type the daily tag into google and a list will magically appear before your eyes.

post tagging


  1. Wow the Bees are swarming blogosphere this week! Cheers from a (almost lone) Monkey

    1. If I could be just a bit more monogamous with my projects then maybe I'd be a monkey, although in reality I know it won't happen!

  2. I have a Levenwick sitting in timeout. I have one sleeve nearly done, but lost my notes on how many stitches I started with at the sleeve head. I need to work up the courage to frog back and start again.
    I am a Bee too, many projects, patterns, and yarns fill my head and spur on my creativity. I do think monogamy can be the antidote when I get too many WIPs lying about. I look forward to reading more of your adventures!

  3. Oh Becky, bees really are taking over the blogosphere this week, aren't we!!!

    Lovely to see you blogging again - will look forward to your posts this week :D

    1. Oh and happy belated birthday to O - where are our babies going???

  4. wow that is an amazing list of WIP's!!! Have a knitty Monday xx

  5. Your post made me giggle...Yes! You are most definitely a Bee :) ...with superb taste in projects, btw!

  6. Wow, you definitely have a list that proves you are a busy bee!

  7. All you Startitis Bees are so fun to read! I'll be back tomorrow...