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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013: Day 1!

I’ve been waffling back and forth about whether I could do KCBW this year, especially because I’m writing finals right now. I’ve decided to just give it a go- you’ll all just have to forgive me if my posts go up a bit late… you can blame Virgil or Napoleon for taking up so much of my time.

I’ve got some pretty exciting things planned for this week, despite my indecision. There might be a free pattern… maybe even tomorrow. And maybe some fun giveaways in there as well. You’ll just have to check back and see!

Today is House Cup day. I had no problem at all choosing my house. As soon as I read the description for the house of Bee, I knew that was the one I belonged in!


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.

Anyone who knows me will know that I always have multiple projects on the go, and I can be pretty bad about finishing larger projects. I remember was I was kid, I never finished anything. It drove my mom crazy. I still have small bouts of “cast on all the things!” but I have gotten better at finishing at least some of those things (thank goodness).

I thought it might be kind of embarrassing fun to revisit some of my current WIPs, active or otherwise:

KCWB WIP Collage

(Clockwise from top left):
Miette (January 2013)
Winding Way Socks (April 2013)
Oslo-Anorak (May 2012)
Que Sera (December 2011)
Saartje’s Booties (January 2012)
Colourful Blanket of Craziness (February 2013)
PEI Lace Scarf (September 2011)
Branching Out (October 2009)

That’s everything for day 1… I’ll be posting something extra special for the project day tomorrow, so be sure to check back then!

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  1. amy amy

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    As a fellow sufferer of knitting ADD, I too battle daily with the symptom known as Cast On All the Things. Especially when whatever current project I am working on is driving me to tears!

    I love that you have a WIP from 2009 still lingering hehe. I have a feeling that will be what my Rockefeller by Stephen West becomes.

    • Thanks Amy! Yeah, the scarf from 2009 has been there for awhile. Even more frightening is that I was a freshman in high school when I started that scarf… I’ve now graduated and I am doing a university degree. Sounds like a lot longer when you put it like that!

  2. Everything looks wonderful:) I hate to admit that I have projects from 10 years ago that I haven’t finished.

    • Thanks Karen! I suspect that will be me soon 🙂

  3. Hello!

    I have the opposite problem you describe, I simply cannot have more than one project on the go, even if the project bores me to death…I want to finish it before I start something new. This does result in more finished projects, but sometimes I wish I could multi-project better. So perhaps I need a little more house of Bee 🙂

    • Haha, it’s true that they each have their disadvantages… I envy your ability to finish things and yet I love always having a variety of projects to choose from!

  4. Ooooh, you said “waffling” and I was off in the land of breakfast food; it’s not even morning! Your WIPs are beautiful and the FOs will be, too — I’m going to keep following along to see them completed, if you don’t mind. 🙂

    • Haha, waffles are great!
      Thanks- I would love to have you follow along! Please keep leaving comments… I love hearing from you 🙂

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