All I know is I’m not a Manatee…….

What kind of knitter are you?

Everyone is different.  If we weren’t then the world would be a rather dull place.  Nothing new to see or do, no stories to tell.  We would all have seen and heard it all before.

But have you ever really stopped to think what makes you….. err…. you?  Personally I would have to say no.  I’m not the sort of person who goes on a yoga retreat in Outer Mongolia to ‘find myself’!

So Day 1 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 ‘The House Cup’ involves choosing a ‘House’ that best represents you as a knitter.  There are four to choose from (just like Harry Potter!) but unfortunately there is no Sorting Hat to choose for me.  *Sigh*

But which one am I?

Am I a Bee?

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.

House of Bee

As my WIP Amnesty shows, I certainly do flit from one project to another as new projects capture my interest.  Maybe I’m a Bee!  This is easier than I thought :)!

Better just check the other houses before I decide……..

Just to be sure………..

The House of Manatee: Manatees are gentle, calm and cuddly. Relaxed and unflashy they represent the comfort and soft side of knitting and crochet.

House of Manatee

I don’t think this is me.  I’m not that calm (I tend to worry about things) and I can’t say that I dislike flashy projects (such as the Wagtail Hat that I finished recently).

Also, I don’t live in the sea, and if anyone called me a Sea Cow (another name for a Manatee) I would be very offended!

So I’m not a Manatee.  Now what about a monkey?

The House of Monkey: Intelligent and with a fun loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.

House of Monkey

This sounds a lot like me.  For me the whole point of knitting (and crochet) is learning new skills, and this is not something that I shy away from.  I love the sense of achievement that you get from trying something new successfully, and I’m quite a determined person, so I don’t mind persisting until I get something right.  In fact I even try techniques that are new to me in my designs.  I used an i-cord cast off for the first time in a design due to be published soon and I like the challenge of this sort of thing!

The House of Peacock: Peacocks take something good and make it brilliant. Buttons, embellishments and a bit of sparkle prove that perfection lies in the details – like a Peacock’s Tail.

House of Peacock

Embellishments?  Check!

Sparkle?  Check!

Perfectionist?  Check checkety check!

This isn’t going very well.  Maybe I should set up my own house.  Perhaps the House of Chameleon?  Or Woodpigeon (whenever I see them they always look dozy and indecisive)?

But at least I know I’m not a Manatee………

So what am I making at the moment?  Errm……… a cosy, chunky blanket…….. in snuggly soft undyed Araucania Limari.

Cozy Blanket

It’s not flashy.

But it is comfy.

Does this make me a Sea Cow?  😦

It’s not like I’m indecisive or anything……. or maybe I’m not so sure…… 😉

What kind of knitter are you?  Leave a comment below to let me know!

Lottie x

9 thoughts on “All I know is I’m not a Manatee…….

    • I think you’re probably right, but I’m just plain indecisive, so I didn’t think of it like that! I think we need one of those quizzes to figure out which one we are most like 🙂

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