Saturday, 2 April 2011

Something to Aspire To 2KCBWDAY6

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?

I posted about this very subject, back in January, so I did think I should maybe skip this topic and play the wildard instead (all about embellishments). Then I realised that one single button is the extent of my embellishment usage, so perhaps that wouldn't work *laughs*

But the post I did before only covered 3 patterns, and there are plenty more that have been added to my neverending list of things to knit, in fact there are still a few things from my previous "must knit " post that I haven't got round to yet either *rolls eyes at self*

Lace is still something I really want to try and do properly, if only because I am totally in love with this pattern (more details in original post):

As I've not made a shawl before, I think I'll make a simpler one first, to get the hang of the construction!

I've only done one sort of cable so far, so I'm planning more experimentation in that area, but as the weather is getting warmer perhaps that'll be a little while off (cables always strike me as a wintry thing, is it just me?)

And, as I have mentioned a few times, I am determined to make socks *determined face* Everyone seems to get such a kick out of them *groans at the unintentional pun* and I want some of that!

Above all of these, though, is finishing... I really need to get better at that *sighs* I hate doing it, but after spending so long making things, I should take that extra bit of time to finish them beautifully. I should, really *trying hard to convince self*


  1. That shawl is really amazing. I want to do lace to. It just seems so elegant and delicate XD

  2. It was the finishing I struggled with for so long and I'm so glad I'm not so afraid of it now. Along with going on a finishing course I also grabbed a knitters handbook from Oxfam for 99p and that has been very useful too.

    Love the bat shawl!

  3. I didn't think of finishing but that's a skill I totally need to work on too. I sometimes finish knitting and leave the bits sitting for months before I can bring myself to sew them up!

  4. Silver's sock class, I promise you. It sorted me right out. I'll even cheer you on!

  5. I used to be the same way about finishing. I mean, I just wanted the project to be finished! You'll get there, the more you do it, the better you'll get at it.

  6. I hate finishing too, but it's always so worth it to just do it.

  7. Im gld that this week shows Im not the only one with lace envy.A skill building book on lace is needed. If you know of one please let me know and vice-a-versa.

  8. @aplayfulday, thanks for the hint!

    Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like finishing, more practice required I think!

    @tishka, good idea, I'll keep an eye out...


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