My mother sent me a link this weekend to a great little article by Franklin Habit. The article is about repetitive knitting – making the same pattern(s) over and over again and how he’s not known for repeating patterns. I’m not either – I rarely make a pattern twice. I’ve made lots of washcloths and afghan squares but typically they’re different. Only occasionally do I the same pattern.
One recent exception to the repeat crafting is Merida:
I made the first one for a Disney swap I participated in. When I was finished, Little Chick (and her Mama) loved Merida it was requested I make another. Although they aren’t exactly the same – I changed up the dress some. And somehow it looks as though the second Merida has been hitting the pantry and refrigerator more often LOL.
A couple time I’ve made several of the same pattern for gifts. One example is the Strib Hat I made for Christmas gifts in 2013 only because I loved the pattern and had to make over 1/2 dozen hats.
And then there’s my favorite doily – called “The Gift Doily” or “Two-Toned Doily“. Again, this one is quick and simple and there’s just something about it that calls me to make another.
That actually sounds like I do a lot of repeat crafting, but according to Ravelry I’ve finished 345 different projects so less than 10% have been repeats.
How about you? Do you like to stick with a few favorites or mix things up to keep it interesting?