Something to aspire to – 2KCBWDAY6

Posted April 2, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies, Writing / 0 Comments

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 knit socks, and soldiered on through scarves that never end (like the Dr. Who Scarf), and even tried my hand a colourwork mittens. There’s the odd hat or beret scattered through my collection, and lately, small shawl/shawlettes.  There’s one thing, though, that scares me:

Sweaters.  Actually, not all sweaters scare me, otherwise I would never have cast on for the February Lady Sweater or considered casting on a sweater for the Husbeast.  No…I’m somewhat scared of colourwork sweaters. I’m also somewhat standoffish about cabled sweaters.

Thing is, I find cables and fair isle fussy at the best of times. My Grandmother used those elements to challenge herself, as plain sweaters were a “been there, done that” sort of thing for her.  Mum seems to like colourwork as well.  Apparently she’s knit Dad a couple of “ski sweaters”, and seems to find them fun.  I wish I could find pictures of some of these sweaters, but they’re somewhat hard to come by in my picture collection.

For all I know, I could get the right size needles and yarn, and be off & running.  I just find cables time-consuming, and colourwork…well…it’s a lot to juggle.

For now, I think I’ll stick with smaller items.  Maybe I’ll work my way up to the sweater.

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