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.
Last year around now-ish, I answered the Skill + 1UP prompt with a bevy of photos featuring my favorite themes from the preceding year.
...so guess what? Again! Again!
My Year in Yarn: a Journey in Photos
Chapter Two: Experiments with Lace
When we left off in March 2011...
Two-color stranded colorwork, knit in the round
|Starstuff by Amy van de Laar|
Knitting with stuffing (toy-adjacent)
|Miittens [Rav] by not an artist|
Initial lace shawl attempt
|Matter and Void by Julia Mueller|
Baby steps into lace
|Victorian Lace Baby Shrug by Melanie Lok|
|Lacy Little Shrug [Rav] by Eileen Casey|
Estonian-influenced lace shawlette with nupps!
|Swallowtail Shawl [Rav] by Evelyn A. Clark|
Lace baby blanket
|Leafy Baby Blanket by Leyla Alieva|
Improvised Halloween costume
|the stuff of nightmares - I Jokerified my baby!|
honorable mention points: my first crocheted edging
|Cozy [Rav] by Alison Williams|
adult-sized lace cardigan, completed in a month
|Oblique [Rav] by Veronik Avery|
THE ONLY PAIR OF SOCKS I WILL EVER MAKE
|Mr. Pitt's Socks (aka Dad Socks) [Rav] by Kaitlyn Wong|
Lace shawlette attempt 2 (Electric Boogaloo)
|Spring Thaw Shawl by Cheri McEwen|
Neckwear (cotton lace cowls, garter-stitch shallow shawl)
|Canaletto Cowl [Rav] by Megan Goodacre|
|A Noble Cowl by Emily Kausalik|
|Pimpelliese [Rav] by Christine Ebers|
Two-color stranded cotton-blend colorwork, improvised, knit flat
Seamless hat with variable sizing, knit in the round
|Regina [Rav] by Carina Spencer|
Lace shawl trifecta!
|Girl's Best Friend by rosegil|
|EZ 100th Anniversary Hearts Half-Circle by Mwaa Knit|
|Ashton Shawlette by Dee O'Keefe|
Adult-sized cardigan with non-traditional construction
|Spoke [Rav] by Lori Versaci|
To read all about other learning experiences from those taking part in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, simply perform a Google search for the tag 3KCBWDAY6.