BiCraftual

I’d consider myself a sewist first and a knitter second. Chronologically, of course, but also in terms of my identity.

Despite this, my knitting has been getting rather a lot more attention over the past few months. I put this down to several things:

  • Knitting is portable. I can take it with me on car journeys, pick it up at lunch breaks, knit in bed…
  • Knit nights. I dedicate an evening a week to going out and socialising and knitting. This is part of my routine, again in a way that sewing just isn’t.
  • Knitting is still new and shiny for me.
  • Ravelry is a place where I spend quite a lot of my internet-time these days, and the resultant inspiration factor is huge. Sewing doesn’t have the equivalent. PatternReview.com is great for a purpose but it’s not a site that one browses in the same way. I was an avid member of TheSewingForum.co.uk for quite a while but it’s not the same – more of a forum (as the name suggests) than an all-encompassing resource. And I did once briefly venture onto MySewingCircle.com but… meh.
  • I can knit when my hips are grouchy.
  • I can knit when I’m too tired or depressed to entrust myself with electrically powered sharp-moving objects.

So since its inception back in January, I think it’s fair to say that this blog has been all about the knitting. My mind still wanders from one craft to the other, though, on a fairly regular basis.

Yesterday I was in a knitting mood. I picked up some of the newly released Katia Air Lux yarn at a local yarn shop. This stuff feels incredible. It is a viscose/virgin wool 3ply with a beautiful shimmer and it is so light and so soft that there was no way I was leaving it in the shop. In a serendipitous piece of timing, I have paired it up in my queue with Ysolda Teague’s Orchid Thief Shawlette which will totally qualify for the Crafting Library KAL if and when Chrissy launches it!

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Today my head has been all about the sewing. And so it naturally followed that my retail therapy would wander in that direction too. Why yes, of course I need more fabric. *ahem*

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Are you bi/multi-craftual? How do you handle your hobbies vying for attention?

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