Breaking it down into baby steps, small bites, first things first…that’s how I tend to go about things. How I try to go about things. I try to avoid grandiose and lofty resolutions at New Year’s, opting rather for a set of achievable goals I feel compelled to complete.
So this year, knit-wise, it was more socks (and short rows toes and heels) and grown up sweaters.
(And dyeing. And new spinning skills, but this is about knitting.)
Anyway. I struggled through several iterations of short-row heels and toes, and was not pleased with the results. That little goal has come to rest under the heading of ‘Tried REALLY hard, but now think the other kind is just fine after all’.
And. I have knit one sweater that I have worn several times. I have almost completed a second. I have a third started. All cardigans. Next up are pull-overs.
Also. I am very pleased with the progress I have made in my sock knitting, with gauge and measuring to fit, and in general, you know, making sure they are wearable once they are finished.
So. That’s all good.
But. What might I look forward to learning? Because. I am all about the learning!
I am thinking maybe steeks. Maybe. Maybe next year. Who knows.
Really? Right now I have much to work on. The techniques and skills I am developing with what I am doing need finessing. And with ‘this year’s list of goals’, I am feeling pretty good right where I am.
(And that crazyhead colorwork stuff is no where near the list, that’s for sure!)