I decided to try to participate in the annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! I missed last year but did it the year before. (Click here if you want to read my posts from 2011) It’s a lot of fun! If you want to join and get more info, click here.
Day One: The House Cup
Everyone is supposed to pick a “house” or category that best describes yourself as a crafter. Looking through I decided on this guy… The House of the 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.
I thought this was perfect because I love a challenge. I started as a crocheter but was always curious about knitting. I am comfortable with my crocheting skills so I needed a new challenge. It took me three or four tries to get the hang of knitting. I finally got it and became excited to try more. I started basic then kept trying new and more difficult projects. I have realized I am not a very patient crafter. I like quick results and projects that keep me engaged. Blankets are definitely not my cup of tea. The best part about trying a new and challenging project is what you can learn. Most of the new projects I try are ones that make me try some type of new stitch or technique. Here are some projects I have made that have really challenged me and I had a lot of fun making.
Crochet Bag … This was my first big crochet project
Owl Hat… This was challenging because I have a hard time with sewing on the extras like the eyes and beak.
Jar Cozy… This was a challenge because I didn’t have a pattern. I just made it up as I went along and hoped it would fit the jar I used.
Now for the knitting projects. I would say all of them have been hard!
Last but not least, the Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat!
Trying new things is so fun and exciting! I can’t wait to try more and continue to work on my skills.