This year eskimimi has added a fun element to blog week; Choose a house, like in Harry Potter! I immediately gravitated towards the House of 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.
I love to try new things. Last year during blog week I said I wanted to attempt lace and colorwork in the next year. I made a simple lace baby blanket (oh hey, would you look at that – Cian’s other blanket was a MONKEY!) and my next project is going to be a more intricate rectangular wrap/shawl. I also attended a fair isle class but chose the wrong colors for the sample (they didn’t show up at all) so I didn’t get a finished object out of that. While I have no color projects on the horizon I at least am not nervous about it anymore! I wasn’t entirely impressed by the class and felt I could have learned more from a video online or one of my excellent books like The Principles of Knitting to be honest. It has helped me realize that I can learn anything I can put my mind to. I have not been put off taking a class again but I would choose my teacher wisely next time.