2013blogandcrochetweekThis week is Eskimimi's Knit and Crochet Blog Week #4, where knitting and crochet bloggers from all over the world come together and improve their blogging skills. We'll all be doing new and unusual things with our blogs this week, and finding new bloggers to follow in the process. Join me all week as we participate. You can check out all of the week's posts right here. Or, you can check out what we did for last year here.

If you're a new blogger and you're looking to get a better understanding of knitting blogs or find new knitting blogs to follow then you should definitely check out and participate in Eskimimi's Knit and Crochet Blog Week

Day 1: The House Cup

Today is Day One and we have to choose a house that represents our point of view as a knitter. I would say that my knitting POV is that of the Bee House:


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.

That pretty much sums up my interest in knitting in one simple sentence. It's the knitting projects that keep me knitting, the new and unusual, the ones that make me wonder "How do they do that?". The only exception to this rule is knitting socks. Once I've figured that out I just like knitting the same vanilla socks, one after another.

The house of the bee also represents this ability to flit from one project to the next. This means that I have many projects on the needles and even more simmering on the back burners of my mind.

Here's what's on the needles right now. If you're new to Knit Luck, you can check out my participation in the Year of Projects Blog Along and see the progress on these projects.

Shakespeare Cardigan:

shakespeare medium

This is a free pattern from Tahki Yarns and if you have an aran weight yarn, or even better a tweed in your stash, this is a fantastic sweater. It would work on nearly every body type. Here's my work on it so far:


I have the front and back done and have started the first sleeve. I love this pattern and hope to have it finished in time for this fall... which reminds me

I still need another 4-6 balls of Jo Sharp Aran Tweed Color #24, AKA Jewel. If you or somebody you know has this yarn, I will pay money for it!!!!

Contact me via email or twitter if you have some you're willing to part with.

The Mitered Crosses Blanket


I also still have the Mitered Crosses blanket to finish. It's all put together, I just have to weave in the ends from seaming and knit an icord edging. Somebody should seriously get one my case about finishing this thing.

The Dahlia Cardigan


Don't ask what possessed me to try to knit a lace-paneled cardigan with floppy fronts with two children under 4 in the house, but I became obsessed with this pattern and obsessed with knitting with sport weight yarn. I found this gorgeous Cascade 220 in a heathered purple. Could it be that I complete two cardigans in 2013? I'm certainly going to try!

Vanilla Socks


I have some Vanilla Socks on the Needles. I ALWAYS have socks on the needles. These are knit with Colinette Jitterbug. I can't remember the colorway.

Multnomah Shawl

Finally I have the Multnomah Shawl on the needles. It's that portable project that goes with me everywhere in case I am caught somewhere with nothing else to do. It is torture to be somewhere with nothing to do when you could be knitting. Fortunately this is never the case because I always have the Multnomah Shawl with me. I don't need the pattern. I'm just going to keep knitting it in garter stitch, increasing every other row. It's a testament to how rarely I take this project out that I don't have any photos of it.

The House of the Bee

So yes, these are the projects of a bee, one's a lace project, one's a mitered modular block project, one's a simple sock, and the other a cabled cardigan. No two the same I'm afraid and that's what I love about knitting. There's always something new to try, something new to learn and a different way of doing what you already know. Throw in the blogging and now I always have something to write about it, at least when it comes to my knitting.

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