Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?
Well last year I was not knitting, not thinking about knitting. I love to crochet and I make lots of things in crochet. But I started lusting after knitted socks…and I knew I couldn’t beg them off of anyone…who wants to give up hours of work to an almost stranger…so my only choice? Learn to knit!
Have I made socks yet? No! But I have an almost finished one…the problem is my project ADD (not hyperactivity, just attention-deficient).
I am an instant gratification kinda project maker….I like things done fast…and if I have to spend a long time on something, it languishes for a LONG TIME…while I work on OTHER THINGS THAT ARE QUICKER…..like hats…
I have knitted two hats:
My first one was a J. Knits project. It was the first project I bought…and I must confess I bought it mainly for the bag it came in! I don’t wear it much. It’s tight fitting and I prefer looser, slouchier hats. But I finished it and learned many skills along the way.
I have several patterns I have bought and paired with yarn and am waiting to start:
I decided to buy projects I liked and learn the skills for each project as I go along. Does that make me a process knitter? Or am I the other kind? (Sorry blanking on the label, but it has to do with finished projects I think)
So where I am now that I wasn’t last year? I am knitting, but I must say I do still prefer crochet. But there are days I “itch” to knit, if you know what I mean!