Saturday, April 2, 2011

2nd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day 6

Something I aspire to...   2KCBWDAY6

This was the inspiration for me to learn to knit lace:

(Borrowed picture - not mine)

I have since learned to knit lace but I have not yet made this beauty!  I really do need to rectify that and make this up for myself one day (soon!!!)

I also want to learn to do stranded colorwork and make mittens (at the same time).  My goal is to learn to make something like this:
(Borrowed picture - not mine)

I have this pattern already and my goal is to make two pair of these for Christmas this year coming up (one for my sister and one for my niece).

I used to be afraid of trying something that I thought would be too difficult for me to make.  Now that I am gaining more experience I am willing to grab the yarn, needles, pattern, and start!  I have found many wonderful resources online that have helped me to make sense of patterns and have taught me just how to do a certain technique.  I am learning not to shy away from things now just because they look difficult.

A good example of this has been knitting socks.  I found a great tutorial that walked me through making my very first pair of socks and they were actually much easier than I ever imagined they would be to make!!  Now I am happy to tackle a pattern and see where I get to!  The worst that can happen is that some frogging will be involved...


  1. Oh my god those cat mittens are awesome! *wants*

  2. It was a toss up whether to choose lace or colourwork for me! I went with the lace as I'm rubbish at charts!

  3. Can't wait to see the mittens you whip up this Christmas!!

  4. Cool mitts! A must for any cat lover. I hope you do make that lace shawl for yourself; you deserve it!