Are you a knitter or a crocheter, or are you a bit of both? If you are monogamous in your yarn-based crafting, is it because you do not enjoy the other craft or have you simply never given yourself the push to learn it? Is it because the items that you best enjoy crafting are more suited to the needles or the hook? Do you plan on ever trying to take up and fully learn the other craft? If you are equally comfortable knitting as you are crocheting, how do you balance both crafts? Do you always have projects of each on the go, or do you go through periods of favouring one over the other? How did you come to learn and love your craft(s)?
I had a hard time writing this entry. I ended up writing an entire essay and it got weird and deep and a little stupid. So I will try going in the opposite direction: short and sweet. I will limit myself to fiber crafts. I have tried out knitting, crochet, spinning, felting (needle and wet), dying, quilting and sewing (garments). And for the most part, have enjoyed them all. But knitting has captured my heart. There is so much you can do with knitting. The shaping, the texture, the color; it's like a dance with fiber. I do rotate through different crafts, but because of The Book, I have committed myself to knitting.
How committed to knitting? A whole box full of yarn's worth of commitment.
It has been exciting to see my skill level go up, especially in pattern writing. Things that use to take me days to figure out are taking an afternoon instead. (Although I have my fair share of problems that take a week or more to solve and lots of trips to the frog pond.) I am really excited to show you all what I have been working on, but most everything has to be kept secret for now.
Mmmmm, Tosh Sock in Fathom. Mmmmm.
Thanks to everyone who has been reading my blog. And thanks to those of you who have started reading by way of knit/crochet blog week. Hopefully you'll stick around a bit to see what new designs I'm coming up with. You know, so you can say, "I knew her BEFORE she was famous." If you leave a comment, that'll prove that you did.