Yeah, welcome to this year’s Knitting and Crochet Blog week. No. 4 already and my first one. This is the first assignment : “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.”
Options were the House of Bee for the busy ones, the House of Manatee for the gentle and calm ones, the House of Monkey for the intellegent and funny ones and the House of Peacock for the ones showing of a bit (for more information on all houses have a look here).
I love to listen to Harry Potter Audio books when knitting so this is exactly my question. And I didn’t have to argue with the hat into which house he had to sort me. It is definitively 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.” says the description and the same is true for me. I love to work on many projects and can’t stop browsing patterns on ravelry. I have so many ideas what I want to do. But I would like to add, I’m a hard worker too. So far in 2013 I have knitted and crocheted:
- a oven glove
- a pair of knit felted slippers for my grandmother
- a pair of knit felted slippers for guests
- a pair of Hermione’s everyday socks
- my comfy cardigan
- a star stitch baby blanket
- a pair of baby shoes
- the reknit of Michael’s cardigan
- my first piece of lace: The Lonely Tree Shawl
- 95 hexipuffs
- a pair of Business Casual Socks
And I always have several projects going at the same time. At the moment these are:
- Broken Seed Stitch Socks, just fresh from yesterday night
- a peachy Gemini Top (my first real attempt on top down knitting)
- a big blanket for the sofa
- oh well… there is the carpet I started in January and haven’t worked on in ages
- an Airy Angora Raglan Top ( which is hibernating at the moment)
- many more hexipuffs
And if that doesn’t convince you, just think of what the hexipuffs will be turned into: a beekeeper’s quilt. I am definitively a Bee!
UPDATE: I actually wanted to skip Day 2 topic: “Either think of or research a project that embodies your house, something that makes you think of the qualities of that house.” because I couldn’t think of a mascot project. I seemed to be really blind. I’m already working on it: the beekeeper’s quilt! The name, the shape, the idea that you need to keep yourself busy, plus it actually suits my House Qualities: Every little hexipuff is knit within a very short amount of time, leaving time for other things to do. And look at that hexipuff on the lower right corner. Doesn’t it look very bee like with it’s yellow stripes?