Saturday, April 28, 2012

Improving Your Skillset - Day 6 - KCBWDAY6

So, todays topic is:

Improving Your Skillset
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.
So, I've been crocheting for a little over a year.  I would like to think that I am moderate when it comes to skill level.  I haven't had a problem with anything new that I've tried, but I don't think I've tried anything truly hard.  If I come across a pattern that I like and it hasn't something in it that I don't know how to do, I just find a book, video, or something to figure out how to do it.

I only started to knit in January.  I can only do the basics right now, but I have plans to learn so much.  I showed you earlier my large queue, here and here.  Many of the knit projects will require me to learn something knew.

The Cream and Sugarl Cowl will require me to learn cables.

The All Day Beret would be my first hat and my first knit project in the round.

And the Entrelac Scarf would of course require me to learn entrelac.

These are only a few examples, but if a pattern catches my eye, I'll do whatever I can to learn enough to make it.

I've really liked this book I bought:  The Knitting Book

Its a fairly large book.

It covers all of the topics I mentioned above and more.  It really has been handy while I've been learning.

I can't believe blog week is almost over.  If you want to see other posts on this topic, simple google KCBWDAY6

Sam :-)

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