Monday, April 11, 2011

2AKACBW Day 2 - Skill + 1UP

I just briefly went back through my blog from this time last year to review what I was doing at that time ... saw a lot of dyeing yarn, LOL!

I don't think that I learned a particular skill since then, but I do think that I knit faster. I know I learned what is accomplishable in a period of time (like gifting). I also know that when I really don't like knitting something ... there's no law that says I have to finish it ... I can reclaim the yarn or throw it in the closet to never see the light of day again.

I know I don't think I'll ever knit a full size blanket. I don't like to knit scarves (unless they are lace or have some interesting construction). I know I love kitting baby surprise jackets. Socks are always a good go to project. I recently learned that I love knitting shawls ... just don't know if they fit in my wardrobe.

Over the last year I did learn how to better read my knitting, I can catch mistakes quickly and find where I am if I get lost in a pattern - like if my sticky note falls off or I have left something sitting for a long time. Or how to drop stitches to fix something without have to rip or knit back - like cables.

I feel like I've become a better, more experienced knitter in general over the last year.


Minding My Own Stitches said...

That's a big thing, reading your knitting well. It can curb the frustration level big time!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have had a very educational year. Being able to fix your mistakes is a BIG step.