domingo, 29 de abril de 2012

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day 7 3KCBWDAY7 "Balanced Crafting?"

Hullo! I'm back... Shit rained on me (not litterally, thank god) during this week, its a shame I couldn't participate in all the days :/
But fuck it, lets not focus on the negative and lets talk about this day's topic: 

Crafting Balance 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 can both knit and crochet, and I tend to have at least one project of each going on. However I find really hard to "read" my crochet or, the yarn gods help me, follow a crochet pattern. A peek at my projects will probably tell you that I seem to have a little problem when it comes to using equally both crafts...
For me crochet its only for doing toys and for doing small lace pieces, like doilies, even though I've seen all those beautiful crocheted garments, I can't seem to wrap my head in the idea that you can actually make clothes with a hook. In the other hand I tend to use knitting for making all the other stuff that aren't toys or  doilies...

Want Evidence?

Exhibit A- Crocheted doilies

Exhibit B - Amigurumi = crocheted  toys

Ignore his lack of eyes, I'm a very lazy person...

I should rename him to Pascal xD

Crocheted clothes/gloves/hats/dead raccoons:

Now, what If we look into my knitted projects?

a cardi

A few pairs of socks

shitloads of scarves

With a cameo apeareance of Momo the cat...


Well dear readers ( you guys exist right?) This marks the end of my first KniCroBlo, it was fun,and I would've liked to participate more, next year I'll try not to be a slacker and get things done before hand... Now I need to start catching up with all the blogs that participated....
If you want to read more posts about balanced crafting (or the lack of it) click the first pic  of the post...

5 comentarios:

  1. Ok, you need to name the platypus - love it!

    1. I agree, I tend to call him Platy, but a proper name is in order... If onley they sold "posible names for your handcrafted platypus" in the libraries ;p

  2. i feel you on the crochet=toys sentiment. i know it can be so much more versatile, but yet i'm always knitting garments...

    also, pascal! squeez!

  3. I both love knit and crochet, but I do better flat stuff than any other. I've done toys and home decor thingies both knitted and crocheted, and though my hook abilities are better, knitting is a lot of fun and always try to improve my skills. I think I'm a bit balanced.

    Love the pink doily, the green beanie and the pink/blue scarf also favorite by Momo (one day I will make one, love that stitch, I mean scarf, wouldn't know how to make a living cat lol)

    1. Thanks! ^^

      Well you know, I think that with a little bit of imagination, enough yarn, and some hocus pocus here and there, a knitted living cat could be doable ;)... All jokes aside, I totally recommend the seafoam scarf/stitch, it goes like the wind, and it makes the most excelent kind of "zombie knitting" :D