Image Details: “Bee” by BaileyWho?, via Flickr.
So, the first day of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is upon us, and I have sorted myself into the House of Bee. Not only because it has my entire blog and podcast name in the description, but also because it totally describes my attitude to crafting and projects in general.
The description is as follows, “The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.”
I am definitely what is described as a multi-crafter, or indeed you could say that in the wider sense I am a multi-hobbyist. This is the product of a child with a criminally short attention span which led me to think up new and inventive ways to entertain myself; something which carried over into my adult life. Once engrossed in a project that has captured my attention, I pursue it in the manner of a St Bernard rescuing a fallen climber, with little to no regard to my own personal safety. I am, however, prone to being inspired and enabled away to countless other projects with a flash of sparkly yarn or a view of someone else’s amazing project.
This has been further enhanced of late due to the arrival of our second child. Whilst I now have little time with my hands free to work on my projects or actually do any sewing at sewing class, I now have a lot more time to think about crafting. This is inherently dangerous, due to the lack of a tangible time frame that such pursuits will take. Naturally, it is sheer folly to give such trivialities a second thought when drudging one’s way through the dream feed with a glazed expression: after all, that is not what daydreaming about crafts is for my friends. It is an essential activity in maintaining one’s morale, and should not be sullied with unsavoury matters such as times to do said projects, cost, practicality etc.
I don’t think this is a bad thing. Whilst I lament my inability to finish any gift knitting on time, or the number of half or indeed almost fully finished projects that I have been distracted away from, it is the learning process and activity itself I enjoy.
So, which animal did you choose?
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