I've realized a few things about my crafting lately. There are different types of crafters. Some like to challenge themselves, working their way through complicated patterns and epic projects one after another. Other crafters like to keep it simple, sticking to basic patterns that are easy to follow or just winging it with no pattern to follow at all. Still others (I believe the majority) like a mix of the two.
If you've been around awhile, you may remember the Schacht Baby Wolf floor loom I picked up last year. This is another area I've learned, simple is better (for me). This loom along with two boxes of accessories, books/magazines and a bag of yarn went off to their new home this morning! I loved the projects I wove on it, but setting it up to weave was just too time-consuming and not entirely enjoyable for me and I just didn't do it. So there it sat in the corner of my living room... not necessarily in the way, but not being used or loved either. I felt I was wasting this awesome piece of equipment that could be making someone else very happy. And now, it is. I'm left with my little Ashford SampleIt loom. It's easy to direct warp and projects are quick. Sure, I'm limited to scarves and mug rugs (it is only 8" wide), but I use it and enjoy every part of the process. A larger rigid heddle loom may find its way to me someday, but I'm in no rush.
Last month, I sold the Ashford Traveller spinning wheel I picked up last year as well. I love (and use) my Hansen eSpinner and though the spinning wheel looked great in my living room, again, it wasn't fulfilling its purpose either and boy did that thing trap dust bunnies! It went home with a nice young couple and they no longer have to share a wheel. Win-win for everyone!
What type of crafter are you?