Happy Saturday everyone!
Wow, day six! It has been quite a week. I absolutely loved all the creative posts that I got a chance to look at yesterday. I am happy to report that all the yarn from my "painting" rolled back up in less than 20 minutes without a single tangle. Phew!
I would consider myself a solidly moderate knitter. I've been knitting for almost two years now. I have made a whole variety of objects using a whole variety of techniques.
Still, I know there are still many gaps in my knowledge.
I have tried many cast-ons and cast-offs but I know there are about a million more out there.
|Bulky Moebius Cowl|
I have done stranded colourwork but don't have a clue how to do intarsia.
|"Oliver" Jogless Stripes Beanie|
I have made a few garments but am not yet fully comfortable with different methods of sweater construction. (Give me a choice and I will choose top down, raglan, all in one piece any day of the week).
I have only ever tried felting once.
Socks are a serious weak area. I can turn a heel but the only pair I've ever completed were a set of baby duck socks.
|Just Ducky Socks|
I've made a few toys but feel like I have only just touched the surface of amigurumi.
I am currently having a bit of a love affair with lace but I know there are much more difficult projects out there.
I am comfortable working flat or in-the-round. I can use circs, straights and DPN's. I am not afraid to try new things but I think the single biggest area I need to work on is speed. My knitting is rather slow and I would love to learn some techniques to go a little faster. My main goal for this year is to learn how to hold yarn in both hands for colourwork.
I recently bought myself The Principles of Knitting.
Before I even opened it, I look one look and the book and thought: Wow, I've got a lot to learn!
Thank goodness learning is half the fun : )
Don't forget to google 3KCBWDAY6 to see more posts for Day 6!