Improving Your Skillset How far down the road to learning your craft do you believe yourself to be? Are you comfortable with what you know or are you always striving to learn new skills and add to your knowledge base? Take a look at a few knitting or crochet books and have a look at some of the skills mentioned in the patterns. Can you start your amigurumi pieces with a magic circle, have you ever tried double knitting, how's your intarsia? If you are feeling brave, make a list of some of the skills which you have not yet tried but would like to have a go at, and perhaps even set yourself a deadline of when you'd like to have tried them by.
In answer to the first question in the challenge description I don't think I could ever reach the end of my knitting and crochet road! There are so many skills out there to try and to learn I think it would take more than a lifetime to master them all and that is partly what I like about crafting, your experience constantly grows as you try new skills and there are always new skills out there to try :)
I think my crocheting has definitely improved though I can start crochet with a magic circle and I have even made my own crochet hat pattern (my domo hat!) I can do intarsia knitting but I think something I really do want to try is crochet intarsia as I haven't yet tried this, I can change colours to make stripes but not create pictures and stuff by changing colours in crochet.
I would also like to work creating more clothing pieces and learning some of the construction techniques and general skills that go along with making those ( I still haven't tried making a full jumper or socks!!!). I would also like to try more knitting and crochet stitches and maybe create some interesting designs with them :) I have improved my cableing skills this year though!
One skill I am really happy to have learnt recently is how to make felt beads using warm water :-) That was super fun, I tried that when I made my mum's mothers day bracelet.
I know it is not knitting or crochet but I think my sewing is coming along (and my cross stitch skills are increasing too, mainly thanks to Laura from Cute crocheted creations for getting me into it :-) I really want to try sewing some of my own clothes soon for me I have sewn clothes for my Blythes and little toys and brooches but nothing that big really- yet!
I must also try knitting on DPN's soo too!!!!
Hehehe, See you all tommorow for the last day of knitting and crochet blog week!