Monday, April 22, 2013

Knit and Crochet Blog Week Day 1: House Cup

I am very excited to be taking part in the KCBW-IV this year. It has been a lot of fun playing along with the WIP Wednesdays and FO Fridays, and I feel that this mass blogging has an interesting structure and topic.

This will be a series of several posts, everyday with a slightly different prompt.
Monday: The House Cup
Tuesday: A Mascot Project
Wednesday: Infographic
Thursday: Color Review
Friday: Something a Bit Different
Saturday: A Tool to Covet
Sunday: Looking Forward

So, to launch right in I chose House Monkey. Why? Because I think it on average explains what motivates me to knit.

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.

There are some times when I pick something not as exciting, but on average I want to be pulling my hair out in frustration. I love a good challenge, starting something and barely having the skill to work on it at the beginning, and emphasizing the technical side of knitting. Also, the more stressed out I am, the more I need a really challenging knitting project to go with it.

I haven't always been a Monkey. When I started knitting I was House Manatee through and through. I knit hundreds of hats with each one being incredibly similar to the last one, but different in subtle ways (ie colors used, a little intarsia ect. I couldn't say that I was House Peacock, embellishments and perfection don't happen very often for me. And of all of the houses I am least likely to be House Bee. I can't say I have ever been a process knitter. What is funny is that I hate having a ton of WIPs, it is draining not energizing to me.

Thinking about some recent projects that exemplify my house, I would say the Bohus, Rhodion, Evenstar, and Rabidly Rose-Hulman all challenged me to become a better knitter.

That's all for now, take care guys!

Molly : )


  1. I, too, am a Monkey!! I love to learn too - I think it's one of my favourite things about knitting!! Have a knitty monday x

    1. You too Vicki!

      Monkey represent!

      Molly : )

  2. Wow, your Bohus is gorgeous! And those lace projects are so impressive! Sounds like the House of Monkey fits you to a T.

    1. Aww! Thanks! I love my Bohus, I am planning to make another, sometime soon.

      Molly : )

  3. Hey, look at that, someone not from House of Bee! The bees are still the vast majority so it's refreshing to see someone with a different take on the topic ;)