4KCBWDAY7 - Looking Forward

2013blogandcrochetweekIt's Knit and Crochet Blog week here at Knit Luck. Thanks to Eskimimi knitters and crocheters are all blogging about the same topics in celebration of our beloved craft. You can see yesterday's post here, or check out our participation from last year.

Today we are supposed to imagine what kinds of achievements we will make in the next year in our knitting in time for next year's Knit and Crochet Blog week. But first, I want to look back at last year.

Last year I was using Knit and Crochet Blog week to give the Knit Luck blog another try. I have been writing Knit Luck since 2009, with some interruptions to have babies. Until last year I was unable to be as consistant as I wanted to be in my blogging. Once I completed Knit and Crochet Blog Week I was able to develop a routine with my blogging and focus more on my personal knitting instead of knitting-related gossip. I was also inspired to start writing guides about knitting things I was passionate about, like interchangeable knitting needles, and gifts for knitters.

Knitting Wise I did a lot of sock knitting and worked on the mitered block blanket and coped with the diminishing rib cardigan disaster. It was a lesson to pick myself up after frogging a 80% done sweater, but now we're nearling 70% done on a much better cardigan that I can't wait to knit. But that's all last year.

For next year, I want to finish my cardigans, finally weave in the ends and the edging on the blanket and knit my christmas socks. I think that's enough for now. As for knit blogging, I'm hoping to make more connections with other knit bloggers and have started to by doing Year of Projects and Yarn Along. I'm hoping to spend a little more time on Twitter. But you know the number 1 thing I need to do is join a knitting group, or start one. Also I want to give Knit Watcher another try. It's a Blog Along for Fridays where you share what you're watching and knitting.

What are you hoping to achieve next year?

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4KCBWDAY5 - Something a Bit Different

2013blogandcrochetweekIt's Knit and Crochet Blog week here at Knit Luck. Thanks to Eskimimi knitters and crocheters are all blogging about the same topics in celebration of our beloved craft. You can see yesterday's post here, or check out our participation from last year. We're a day late on this, but better later than never ;)

Today I just give you a single photo. Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know what this is. I like to call it progress:

 

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4KCBWDAY4- Color Review

2013blogandcrochetweekIt's Knit and Crochet Blog week here at Knit Luck. Thanks to Eskimimi knitters and crocheters are all blogging about the same topics in celebration of our beloved craft. You can see yesterday's post here, or check out our participation from last year.

Today's topic is Color Review, where we discuss our favorite colors and whether or not our stash reflects those colors. For me, the point of knitting is to interact with a favorite color in a physical way. I cannot knit with a color I don't love. It's impossible. There's no point, so there's nothing in my stash that I wouldn't knit.

My favorite colors are purple, pink, magenta, fuchscia, lavender, aqua, light blue, navy, brown, orange, burgundy, olive green, gray. That's a lot of colors. So let's have a look at the stash, shall we? Keep in mind this is about a third of my stash.

This is basically going to be a little photo show of yarn. I'm just going to let them speak for themselves.

Do any of these inspire you? Which of these do you have in your stash? Let me know in the comments!

This is part of my sock yarn stash:

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4KCBWDAY3 - Infographic

2013blogandcrochetweekIt's Knit and Crochet Blog week here at Knit Luck. Thanks to Eskimimi knitters and crocheters are all blogging about the same topics in celebration of our beloved craft. You can see yesterday's post here, or check out our participation from last year.

Today's challenge is to create an info-graphic. It can be about anything you want. Inforgraphics are a great way to convey facts, statistics and comparisons without having to do so much explaining. The visuals do it all for you.

Today I present you with an infographic that shows you how big I think my yarn stash is compared to how big it really is. This especially comes into play whenever I think about buying new yarn. When I'm looking at adding to the stash, I don't really think about how much yarn I already have and if I do, I minimize it quite a bit.

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4KCBWDAY2 Mascot Project - The Curse of the Bee

2013blogandcrochetweekIt's Knit and Crochet Blog week here at Knit Luck. Thanks to Eskimimi knitters and crocheters are all blogging about the same topics in celebration of our beloved craft. You can see yesterday's post here, or check out our participation from last year. Today's theme continues from yesterday, choosing a house that represents ourselves as knitters.

 

 

 

I chose the House of the Bee. Today, we focus on a project that represents the house.

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Just to remind ourselves:

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.

 Being a bee is great and all, but there is a curse to being a Bee Knitter: Indecisiveness! It's impossible to choose just one project! I wanted to choose a project that represented a type of knitting that captures the bee's attention: something new that features a hot yarn, probably a shawlette that you could do with a single skein of sock yarn. It's the kind of short and sweet project that has knitters stopping you in the street to find out what pattern that was.

Maybe I set myself up for failure. I just couldn't pick a single project!!!

So here are my four favorite knitting projects for the House of the Bee!

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Holy Moses! I love this combination of Noro with MadTosh Light Merino. This Stephen West pattern was knit by Stopenguin on Ravelry (that's also their photo at left) and it made my little heart flutter. I have some Light Merino in Orange. I wonder what crazy Noro color would go well with that? Bees are all about color.

 

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This free knitty pattern looks like something you'd find at Anthropologie, takes only 470 of laceweight and uses some interesting technique to achieve a rusching effect. This technique make me scratch my head and wonder how it's done. It's one of those projects I choose to knit just to learn its secrets! Bees are all about new techniques! Photo by the Yarniad.

 

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This is one of the smallest shawlettes I've ever seen with a delightful leaf edging. I need to dig into my stash for this one. Bees are all about beautiful details. (Photo by Nevernotknitting)

 

 

 

 

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I love stripes and think a simply striped shawlette would go with just about any outfit. This one by the fine folks at Jimmy Beans Wool. Bees love elegant simplicity! (photo by JBW)

 

 

 

I still can't choose which one would best represent the House of the Bee, but now you have a bunch of shawlettes to choose from!

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