Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 2: 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. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?

Well, I wouldn't say that I have really increased my skill level(s) much since this time last year. Unfortunately, I've just been moving all over the place this past year, so there was a lot of time in which I haven't been knitting (I know, crazy huh?!). I will note a few things:
  • This time last year, I had just begun to learn to crochet...and although I still prefer to knit, I did crochet a few projects and learned a handful of stitches, before I left Monterey. Why you ask before Monterey, well one of my good friends there is an avid crocheter, so I had a go-to person that I could ask a million questions to. :) Thanks Jenn! Pics of a few crochet projects:
Turtle that was given as a baby gift:
Another baby blanket:
  • I typically have "single sock syndrome" which means that I have no problem finishing 1 sock, but that second sock always gets me. I get done with the first one and just can't seem to find the motivation to start (let alone, finish) that darn, 2nd sock! ;) So, I learned how to knit socks 2-at-a-time over the past year...but to no surprise, I haven't come anywhere close to finishing the pair! Hehe...
I will say though, that I enjoy this method and I believe that once I pick this project up again, that I will successfully complete 2 socks at the same time and jump for joy! :P (P.S. The socks above are knit with Sunshine Yarn, and for all of you Twilight fans, the colorway is called: Edward's Volvo!! It's so lovely)

Honestly...that's all I got! I know, I feel like a slacker...but I have high hopes for this next year, in terms of learning more skills and gaining knowledge on my craft(s)!! :P Here's a list of things I want to learn:
  • Double-knitting
  • Intarsia
  • Socks - toe up!
  • Mastering the...SWEATER!
  • Fair isle

***Wish me Luck!***


  1. I would tell ya Good Luck but I believe that you don't need any! You're such a talented knitter! I've seen you easily pick up new techniques, like crochet, and just take off! I'm excited to see those 2-at-time socks finished. :) P.S. That turtle you crocheted? Baby Luke was playing with it a couple of weeks ago!! ♥

  2. Aww...so glad that Baby Luke is still enjoying it! :) And thank you...I really appreciate your vote of confidence! You are an extremely talented fibre artist as well :P


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