Saturday, 2 April 2011

2KCBWDAY6 - Aspirations

Day 6, almost there!

Day six: 2nd April. Something to aspire to.Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make bu can admire the result of those that have.

I have many aspirations for my future knitting and crochet, especially since this week and reading about everyone's yarns and projects. Most of all I would like to:

  • Master yo's. I started a cardigan that has a lot of yo's all the way across the bottom hem. I knit a few rows and the cardigan grew, and grew! As far as I know they were done correctly but the end result was massive even with using needles 3 sizes smaller. Which leads me on to....
  • Lace. I'm scared of lace but would love to make myself a shawlette without crying and hurling it across the room.
  • Make heirloom crochet blankets for all my children. This would require mass stash acquisition so is very much a long term goal.
  • Be more focused. I end up wasting a lot of time dithering over yarn and pattern choices when I should be getting on with it! I'd also love to knit faster.
  • Stashdown! A lot of my stash is leftovers from when I have bought 2 yarns for the same project if the first yarn hasn't worked out which has left me with a lot I need to find a new project for.
  • Knit a garment for myself. Maybe go on a diet first!
State Fair Afghan by Crochetbug

It's hard to pin down any one project that I aspire to, there are so many that I favourite on Ravelry, so I am going to choose one that I happened upon recently. This is the State Fair Afghan aka 'Pixelghan' made by Crochetbug. She used 1681 blocks in total to make this! In the link is a tutorial if you should wish to make one yourself. I tend to gravitate towards projects made using 'scraps' yet lack enough to make them myself! One day.

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