Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day Two: 29th March. Skill + 1UP
Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. 

  • I've knit quite a few non-sock items over the last year: several pair of fingerless mitts, a couple of tams for the granddaughters, hats for friends.  
  • I've become much more comfortable with mixing up odds and ends of leftover yarn to make some amazingly attractive items.  
  • I've become much more adept at determining the beginning of a pattern repeat, so as to make socks and other paired items match.
  • I've begun to teach a couple of ladies to knit socks.
  • I've written a number of brand-new sock patterns for my own use.
  • I've learned a different heel-turn technique (the Dutch heel, which I like very much) and tried the short-row heel again for the first time since my very first sock-knitting attempt (and I don't like it any better now than I did then!).
  • I have learned (or perhaps re-learned) just what good therapy knitting is, through the death of my sister and during the ongoing terminal illness of a dear friend. 
  • I am learning the ins and outs of using Ravelry as a social knitting network (I'm bookish98 there)


Anonymous said...

I haven't tried socks yet, but I can't wait too

josiekitten said...

Well done you for writing your own sock patterns. That's something I'd like to have a go at too. You're right, knitting is great therapy. I always turn to my knitting at times of stress.

AC said...

I need to learn how to use up odds and ends!

katiemckinna said...

Looks like you've done alot this year. Your blog tripped me out, because it looks almost identical to mine. It was confusing for a moment! :-)