I tried something new today. I’ve been meaning to have a go at some colourwork for a while. I want to keep trying new things; cables are on my list too. I want to make sure I’m challenging myself with my knitting. At the moment I’ve been avoiding patterns involving these skills because I keep saying to myself “I’ll practice a bit before trying that.” Then I never get round to practicing because it’s more tempting to continue with a project. Tonight I decided I had to learn something! And it was so satisfying! It’s also not so bad halting work on my other projects. They will still be there when I come back.
I did get into quite a tangle. It did get easier as I went on, because I distanced myself from the tail ends, leaving me with only three strands to deal with rather than six!
The beginning is a bit too tight. It’s difficult to relax when trying to keep track of all the strands! The rows further on are much better though, because I managed to find a good tension. I was quite happy with the end result.
I’ve still to work out how to cast this thing off, but I would call this progress! 🙂 I’ve been wondering if I should make plans in my diary to try something different each week. I’ve not quite decided if that will motivate me because I will want to stick to it, or if I will end up feeling like I’m failing if I’m not keeping to my plan. How do you all keep yourselves learning?
Now, I’m away to cast off, wish me luck!