Monday, 22 April 2013

4KCBWDAY1 - The House Cup

4KCBWDAY1

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.

Welcome back for another week of Knitting, Crochet and some fantastic fun!

I am taking part in the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week for the second time this year. 

This is my house for this year!

Very appropriate as I have just started beekeeping so it fits perfectly in more ways than one!!

As much as I can relate to this group on the knitting side, I do find that this year my knitting "Pulse" has calmed down quite considerably.

I am finding that this year I have the perseverance to sit on one project that I start and see it through right until the very end - which, if you know me for many years, is so not my style.

 Last year this time I had at least 4 projects on the go at any given moment and constantly had my eye out for anything new that looked interesting. It was quite stressful, but enormously entertaining.

This year I have taken it upon myself to empty at least one of my stash drawers and have started on the stash drawer that actually has definite projects in mind. 

So far I have not strayed from this plan, and I have actually even brought out a project that has been hibernating for the past year and plan to finish it off! 

This I can only imagine is an attribute of age - mellowing and not needing to be everywhere at once. I must admit, I am quite enjoying this new relaxed one project at a time, and do hope it lasts until at least the bottom of my stash drawer :)

I am off to visit some awesome blogs this week
See you tomorrow!
x

P.S: If you have a Bloglovin' URL, I would love to invite you to today's Bloglovin' Blog-hop which I am co-hosting. It is a great place to find new friends, new blogs, and have some fun! It is a fab way to help with the GFC transition later on in the year! Hope to see you there :)


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17 comments:

  1. I LOVE working on only 1 project at a time and now for the first time am working on 2 due to yarn on order. Nope, I don' like the division of energy that this brought along, it is far more rewarding to focus on one and see it to completion. Beekeeping must be a fabulous enterprise, enjoy!

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    1. Hi Pigtails,
      I am coming to understand the enjoyment of one project at a time! I am thoroughly enjoying working on single pieces right now, it does give me a piece of mind - where before I did feel rather stressed as I had a project bag filled with stuff to do :)
      Thank you so much for visiting.
      Enjoy your Blog Week
      x

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    2. Hi Natalie - just realised you are South African, so am I. Cheers!

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  2. Wish I could just concentrate on one project at a time but just can't do it for the life of me. Have a great day x

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    1. Hi Candace,
      I totally understand, I definitely am usually also that way, maybe it is the fact that I am almost being overrun by stash that I have had to force myself to slow down and get to the bottom of my drawer - more concentrated! By putting myself on a yarn diet, so-to-speak, (and knowing that the stash waiting is for bigger projects) I have slowed down! :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  3. I like concentrating on one project but if it's a complicated one I find myself missing having something simple or if it's simple I find myself getting bored :-S

    Good on your for reducing your stash. I keep telling myself I'm going to do the same and managing for a while but then I fall off the wagon. Learning to crochet didn't help as I found myself buying blanket quantities of acrylic!

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    1. Hi Evelyn,
      Thank you kindly for visiting, I can sympathize with your predicament, I have been there once or twice - I find that happens quite a bit when knitting shawls :(
      Good luck with the blankets ;)
      x

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  4. Good luck with the stash diving - I tried that ... for a bit .... ;)

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    1. Hi Truly Myrtle,
      Thank you :)
      Have a great week.
      x

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  5. I like doing more than one type project at a time, such as embroidering or hand quilting and crocheting. If I get tired of one, I can go to the other. I don't like doing more than one crochet project unless they are the same pattern, I gets confusticated.

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    1. Hi C.S.Weaver,
      I also like to have the change, it helps projects grow faster if I can put them down for a while and then pick them up again after working on another project for a while :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  6. Funny you should comment on the idea of settling to work on one project - within my knitting I'm moving that way, it's just the other crafts I now need to corral!

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    1. Hi Nic,
      Thank so much for visiting, have a great week :)
      x

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  7. Hello busy bee! I am from the Monkey house!! Will pop back to see what you are doing and how reduced your stash is!!



    www.piskycoveblog.com

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    1. Hi Cayte Pisky Cove,
      Thanks so much for dropping in, enjoy your week.
      x

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  8. So many Bees out today. :)
    I too have taken on the task of reducing my stash. Good luck to us both!

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    1. Hi April,
      Yes, good luck :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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