Tuesday, April 27, 2010


There are many, many patterns that I would like to knit that are just out there for another time. Some of them are time consuming, some of them require yarn that I just can't afford right now, and a few of them are beyond my skills. The skill thing isn't much of a thing though. I consider myself reasonably intelligent, and firmly believe that there isn't much I can't learn, given enough time and resources.

Up until last week, I thought I could live my whole knitting life without steeking. I just wasn't interested. But then, we bought my mom this book for her birthday, and my husband found a sweater he thinks he would like. My husband has never asked me for a knitted garment. I'll learn to steek.

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about designing my own patterns. I know I need a better understanding of garment construction, a much wider base of stitch patterns, but in time, I think it's something I can do.

To what patterns do you aspire?


Nina said...

Good luck with the designing! I'm totally crap at math, so it's not something I'll ever venture into. :)

Jknits said...

That steeking thing made me laugh. The yarn harlot has written much on it. I think you'll do great.