Whoop Whoop DAY 7 of the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week!. This is my final post for this blogging project. If you’ve liked them, don’t worry, I will be posting more, just not as regularly. You can subscribe by email to ensure you don’t miss any. And, if you hated them, you can breathe a sigh of relief until next year’s blog week, when you may come accross me in the search engines again!
Today’s brief is to write about our crafting balance - how we balance all the different crafts we do with each other. Don’t forget to check out other people’s posts on this topic by googling 3KCBWDAY7. I’m sure you’ll find some gems.
I can nearly always find time to knit. That’s probably because I’m happy to take it with me, where ever I go. There are some projects that just aren’t portable though, so I usually have a few different projects on the go at the same time. I also like to have projects with different difficulty ratings – something simple so I can watch TV at the same time and other more complex knits for when I have lots of time to devote to just knitting.
This may be about to change, because I am learning how to crochet. Crochet is much more portable and a very easy thing to do whilst sitting on a train or bus (just don’t need the same amount of elbow room). But then my knitting and crochet projects will probably depend on what I want to make, as well as where and when I want to make them.
Percy Pig by Kate’s Twirl Warm heart by Kate’s Twirl
I don’t just do yarn crafts. I also do other, much less portable crafts. I like sewing on the machine – applique is fun, but as it involves getting the machine out, I don’t often get around to doing it. Then there is jewellery making. Again I have to get out lots of beads and silver findings and although making them is jolly quick with instant completed project satisfaction, I rarely get around to getting my kit out.
My knitting though, my knitting lives in my living room, unlike the rest of my craft which is in my craft (ok spare) room. My craft balance is therefore not very balanced at all but rather heavily weighted to my love of knit. Perhaps this will become more knit AND crochet soon, but I can’t see me spending much more than the odd day every few months on my other crafts.
I would like to say thank you very much to all those of you who have joined me in my blog week challenge. I’ll try to blog more often so that I can keep in touch with you all. Please do leave comments for me if you like anything or have any questions.
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