This is Day six challenge: 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 but can admire the result of those that have.
As mentioned in a previous post I want to tackle socks. For those of you that do it, it seems an easy task. I know lots of new knitters that can dash off a pair in double quick time. But I seem to have mental block when it comes to socks. Believe me I have tried. I got good results on two needles, but who wants a seam in a pair of socks? Whats the best way to tackle socks? Is it cuff first, toe-up? I have loads of sock yarns just waiting to be knitted, look how pretty some of them are!
The skill I really aspire to though is the lacy shawl. Whilst as also previously mentioned I taught myself to simple lace knit this last year, I would never have the patience for some of the beautiful creations on Ravelry. I am truly envious of some of the skill out there. To be able to spend so much time and love on a project and not to put it down in a dark corner never to see the light of day is true dedication to the craft. Maybe they can provide long stretches of daytime knitting rather than an odd couple of hours per night in front of the TV when you are tired. Who knows once I'm retired and have more time on my hands....... anything is possible.
Here is a sneak preview of tomorrows topic - looking forward to this its an easy one
Day seven: 3rd April. Your knitting and crochet time.
Write about your typical crafting time. When it is that you are likely to craft – alone or in more social environments, when watching TV or whilst taking bus journeys. What items do you like to surround yourself with whilst you twirl your hook like a majorette’s baton or work those needles like a skilled set of samurai swords. Do you always have snacks to hand, or are you a strictly ‘no crumbs near my yarn!’ kind of knitter.