Saturday, April 2, 2011

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."

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 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?


  1. Come entrelac with me!

    I want to do a steek. Just because.

  2. When is your entrelac class at Twisted?

  3. I havenʻt done entrelac yet. Itʻs something I will get to after Iʻm done with all my UFOʻs!