Tuesday, 29 March 2011
From Here to There - 2KCBWDAY2
Well here I am on day two looking back from here to where I was knitting wise a year ago.
I have to be honest and admit that I haven't learned much in the way of new skills in the last 12 months. What I have done though is grow in confidence in my knitting.
I've taken to knitting shawls this year and the lace in them no longer scares me. I am competent in the use of stitch markers and life lines, many life lines.
I'm getting quicker too. Things that a years ago would have taken a month now only take a couple of weeks which means that I am looking to knit bigger items. Shawls are bigger than socks honest ;)
I'm more relaxed about my end product. I have a better understanding of how to correct mistakes and how to adapt my knitting further on to take account of previous errors. It's nice to know that if I find a mistake some inches back I can rescue my project without necessarily having to frog back. And if I do have to frog back I can just go so far and then stop and pick the stitches back up whereas I would often have had to frog the whole project and start over.
One thing have have gotten worse at is taking photos of finished objects and works in progress. I used to be quite good at that side of things but along with not blogging on a regular basis I've stopped taking pics too. I'm hoping that along with blogging on a more regular basis I will also start taking pics more often too.