Saturday, April 2, 2011
Something to aspire to
I have been meaning to learn how to double knit. Marnie MacLean had shown on the Knitty Gritty show how she double knitted the fingers of her Lake Park Gloves. When I went to look at the directions the show was sharing, they didn't include the double knit part. :-( The shorty finger gloves are popular and great for gifts, so really want to learn ow.
I've also have seen a potholder to learn on at KnittingHelp.com. Then there little sachets in the latest Last Minute Gifts book. These are much smaller and I can use up leftover worsteds.
The other skill I'd like to learn is entrelac. Michele has created some pretty patterns using entrelac for cowls. I also watched Judy Becker make a pretty shawl using this technique.
I remember when I thought I wouldn't ever knit socks, now I've learned that there really isn't anything in knitting that can't be done, you just have to have the desire to give it a go. You may stumble and have to start over a few times, but there's usually someone around that has already done it and can give you a boost. That's what knit nights are for, the socializing and the ability to turn to someone and ask for a little assistance because they've already done it before. Then share the knowledge in the future with someone else.
What have you wanted to learn how to do, but haven't found time, or someone to help?