"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day six: 2nd April. Something to aspire to.

Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make bu can admire the result of those that have.

This was an interesting topic.  I had already made a list on paper some time ago of things I wanted to try that for whatever reason I had avoided in the past 37 years of knitting.  Some are more patterns but there are a few techniques.

I really want to try entrelac.  I have no real idea as to why I have never done it before but it really is starting to creep into my field of vision.  I'll probably start with a simple scarf (thanks to Jordan) but I saw a beret/tam that just screams for me to make it.

I also want to take a colorwork class.  I know how to work in colorwork but my tensions are all wrong and I cannot use both hands to hold the threads.  I think that once I take the class I will feel more comfortable with more projects.

I also want to make one of EZ's patterns.  I have had a few of them in my queue for an eternity.  The BSJ always looks so wonderful when I see them finished.  There is one at USS that I love and I pick it up every time I am there.

The biggie for me is learning to steek.  I am PETRIFIED of knitting a garment and then cutting it on purpose.  That seems as foreign as dropping a stitch on purpose (in the Clapotis) was.

So what about you?  What has eluded you?

1 comment:

Amy Darsie said...

I'm with you; knitting a garment and then cutting it scares me as well! Not as much as it did though, before I learned to sew. I was thinking about getting a cardigan from the Goodwill store and trying my hand at re-fashioning it. Might be a good place to start?