Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 2: Skill + 1up

For Day 2, we get to blog about: "Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year)? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?"

Okay, well, I think my chart reading/using skills have improved.  I'm getting quite comfortable with the top-down sweater format (with various variations, like set-in sleeves - a new thing for me), and socks done toe-up (starting with the Turkish Cast-on), with the fabulous new-ish technique of "Jenny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off".  I've learned a new way of a provisional Cast-on (using the Long-tail Cast-on), and am getting more comfortable with picking up stitches along the sides of other stitches.  I'm getting faster with knitting socks, and am more likely to be monogamous (read: alternating between two projects at a time).  I've decided that I'm most likely to be a sweater/top knitter for the foreseeable future, and have several sweaters-worth of yarn.  Several.

Tomorrow, Day 3...

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