Saturday, 2 April 2011

Something to aspire to - 2KCBWDAY6

This was a topic I really thought I could get my teeth into, as there is a lot of aspects of knitting I feel I could improve at. After all, wisest is she who knows that she does not know (Socrates).

I need to learn some determination to stick at a project I love when I get stuck. It is not only the Doctor who has trouble with these guys...


However, when I looked through my favorites list on Ravelry, stock full of aspirational projects, there was one that stood out a mile: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTspoke.php

This I saved to my favorites on March 13th, 2010. That was a loooong time ago. I have probably looked at it lovingly at least once a month since. It epitomises everything that would smash my knitting fears - will I suit what I knit, or might it look horrid? Will I have the skills to make good, well-fitted garments? Will I have the patience? Can I afford the kind of good yarn needed? And at some point I will man up, face those fears by buying the yarn and casting on. But until then, I will continue to practise my skills and lust after it.

And obviously, finish that damn Dalek!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my that is a scary looking sweater XD

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  2. You need to exterminate that dalek's arse! And Spoke in a lush purple would suit you beautifully.

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  3. That is a very cool sweater! As they say, one stitch at a time...

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  4. Knit the Spoke! It might be difficult, you might make mistakes, but its just yarn, you can always rip it and do it again. Just knit it!

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