Blog about a pattern or project which you aspire to. Whether it happens to be because the skills needed are ones which you have not yet acquired, or just because it seems like a huge undertaking of time and dedication, most people feel they still have something to aspire to in their craft. If you don’t feel like you have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb, say so!
I’ll be honest: Because of my method of learning to knit and following philosophy (mentioned in yesterday’s post), I don’t think there’s much of anything in knitting that I couldn’t do. Cables? Check. Lace? Piece of cake. Colorwork? My tension needs a little work, but mostly something I can do. If I see a pattern I like, I queue it. If I MUST HAVE IT NOW, I start it. Some things need a little more concentration than others, and I have bypassed patterns for being boring or tedious (I’m lookin’ at you, every fingering weight sweater ever), but they’re all pretty doable.
For example, let’s look at these socks:
(Image copyright Glenna C)
They are, of course, Glenna C’s Viper Pilots. And they’re awesome. And they have like, nine different cable patterns going at the same time, PLUS they’re cuff down (I knit socks top-down), PLUS they have a heel flap (I’ve knit exactly one sock with a heel flap. It was in worsted weight acrylic. I don’t want to talk about it).
These are Intense Socks.
I feel many knitters with my level of skill/familiarity with things mentioned above would be much too intimidated to knit these socks. I’m almost too intimidated to knit these socks. But my love of Battlestar Galactica, cables, and socks meant I bought the pattern and some Red Heart Heart and Sole from Jo Ann’s.
And as soon as I’m home for the summer and I don’t have two research papers, a creative writing portfolio, and finals hovering over my head, these babies are goin’ on the needles.