When I started out blogging, I would probably have described myself as a crocheter, and didn't really feel the need to do anything else......I guess you could say, I haven't really stretched myself when it comes to crochet, as I have stuck with straightforward, but never the less, satisfying projects.
I am not scared of crochet, in my own mind, there isn't a problem that with some advice I couldn't rectify.
The same cannot be said for my relationship with knitting. I feel full of nervous energy when I undertake a difficult 'manoeuvre', as I've mentioned before I hold my breath when I check my numbers against the pattern.......it's always an 'edge of the seat' craft for me.
So, I'm not sure why it is that I have begun a bit of a fling with knitting.... I think it is the need for personal challenge.....oh and in my mind it is the safer option in adrenalin sports to Base Jumping.
In the last few months I took on a jumper knitting project ...... after battling a bit with the constant swinging about with moss (seed) stitch I decided to rip it out and learn to knit continental style. It was a little hairy at first, but then as a comfortable crocheter, it soon came.
I now appear to naturally revert to continental style holding and to be honest, I think it has been a bit of a revolution for me.
I think this next year's Year Of Projects is going to be an interesting one, as I have far more idea of what I may challenge myself to do
(this YOP year's attempt at crocheted socks)
I have watched many people undertaking sock knitting this year and I would like to give that a whirl, along with some mittens or fingerless gloves.
Since starting the Stripe Study Shawl KAL, I have fallen in love with Veera Valimaki's designs and would dearly love to make some more.
D'you know, this week has been far more than I thought it would be. I have learnt so much . .....mainly I can't juggle all my jobs and lots of blogging.....no, I have definitely come out of it with lots of ideas of what I want to do in the coming year.
I am grabbing this quick opportunity to blog, as the computer seems to be going a bit haywire and we are on our way to Wonderwool........see you later!!!
This post is part of a Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.