Today is the official last day of KCBW and I’ve apparently been a little lax in participating. I may get a couple more topics in this week. Anyway, today’s topic is crafting balance, specifically between knitting and crochet. I’m gonna expand that a little.
As you probably know, I do about a million different crafts. I like to make things. I knit, crochet, spin, sew, embroider, cross stitch, dye, paper craft, and do the occasional bit of painting. I am very much a Jill of all trades. And I’d love to learn more crafts–weaving, quilting, glass blowing, pottery… I really like making things.
I mostly knit. Which is why most of the pictures in my blog header are of knitted things. It’s portable, enjoyable, and productive. The vast majority of my crafting time is spent knitting because I can take it anywhere. I crochet much less than I knit, mostly because the things I want to make look better knitted. I crochet where it’s better suited, like when I made these nesting bowls:
I love to cross stitch but at a certain point, there’s only so much room on the walls, y’know? And I love stitching words on aida cloth. So I try not to cross stitch as much as I’d like to.
I like sewing but I’m impatient and rubbish at it. I can pretty much only use rectangles.
I LOVE painting, but I can mostly only draw if I’m copying another picture. I’m pretty boss at that too.
Spinning is fun but I haven’t done it in a while. Too many things to knit.
I have too many paper crafting supplies for the amount I do. If I still got hard copies of photos I would totally scrapbook. But I don’t take that many pictures anyway. I like making cards mostly.
I do a lot of things. I like yarn. And I like fabric and floss and roving and stickers and stamps and scrapbook paper.
Basically, I love to make things.