Thursday, April 29, 2010

Knitcroblo Day 4: Desired skills

Is there a skill related to your hobby that you hope to learn one day? maybe you’re a crocheter who’d also like to knit? Maybe you’d like to learn to knit continental, knit backwards, try cables or attempt stranded colourwork.

There are a couple of skills I'd like to acquire in knitting: continental knitting and fair-isle colorwork. I'd like to learn to knit continental so that colorwork will be easier when I try it. I got bored one day earlier this year and started knitting a continental garter swatch, but purling didn't come so easy. To be honest, I haven't had the time to seriously pursue either skill. Between captaining the Team Sprout Ravelympics team while knitting a cardigan in 17 days and trying to catch up on gift knitting, I just haven't found the time yet. I hope to start Stilwell some time this summer.

I made a change this week! It isn't knitting related at all, but I want some pictures in this post. I can't post my knitting until this week is over, so you get pictures of me instead. 




Ida said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble purling continental!

AC said...

Purling continental is flippin' hard. The good news about Fair Isle is that you only have to know how to knit continental if you want to have a color in each hand...

rachel said...

Love your new glasses! :)

I've made some attempts at purling continental and can't seem to figure it out just yet, so you're not alone.

biomaj5 said...

lol, I dyed my hair. It was coincidence that I wore contacts one day and glasses the next. :)