Saturday, April 28, 2012

Improving Your Skill Set - 3KCBWDAY6

Whew, this week of knit/crochet blogging is going by fast. We are on day 6! Today's topic is as follows:

How far down the road to learning your craft do you believe yourself to be? Are you comfortable with what you know or are you always striving to learn new skills and add to your knowledge base? Take a look at a few knitting or crochet books and have a look at some of the skills mentioned in the patterns. Can you start your amigurumi pieces with a magic circle, have you ever tried double knitting, how's your intarsia? If you are feeling brave, make a list of some of the skills which you have not yet tried but would like to have a go at, and perhaps even set yourself a deadline of when you'd like to have tried them by.

I spend a lot of time designing, so I have to be more strategic with my time when it comes to knitting other people's designs. I tend to choose items that contain some sort of construction that I'm not familiar with. My sweater knitting has been particularly methodical in learning different constructions.

This isn't to say that I wouldn't knit something just because I like it. But I have a bit more fun when I learn something new. It feels like a bigger accomplishment.

7 comments :

Pumpkin said...

Oh my, the pattern in the top left corner is seriously impressive! Look at that cabling! There is even cabling on the sleeves, WOAH! I'm seriously blown away right now.

Brianna said...

I would say that I am pretty far along with learning my craft, but that I always have more to learn.

kiwiyarns said...

Agree. And you do such a good job of your learning experiences too!

fern1knits said...

It sounds like you're very thoughtful and responsible with your knitting time! I'm all chaos and disorganized, but I'm trying to be better.

Andi G said...

I am in constant awe of your knitting talents and I love that you are never afraid to try something new!

Pearly Queen said...

That bottom-up yoke in the lower right-hand corner is beautiful.. Is it one of your patterns?

peglegparadiddle said...

The moose sweater!!! It my favorite thing of his! I cant wait until he grows into it!

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