Saturday, April 02, 2011

Something to aspire to [2KCBWDAY6]

Today's post is about a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope of tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft?

Crochet wise: Two words TAPESTRY CROCHET. Call it what you will; intarsia, fair isle, whatever. Carol Ventura is the Master of this technique (IMHO)and I find it intriguing. I want to do this, will some day, don't know when. Andy and Maven have made some wonderful pieces using this technique and their work amazes me. Tunisian crochet is big now (combination of elements of knitting and crocheting) and I have the hooks, again, someday.

Knitting: If I could knit, I would knit two things. First and foremost-SOCKS. Nothing feels like hand knit wool socks. I have also seen some wonderful, delicate lace shawls I find so beautiful. But if I had to chose between the two: SOCKS. To me, anyone can knit socks is a master of the craft of knitting. I have received many ROAK's of socks, I appreciate and still wear the all. I am surprised how many people just love making socks and are happy to make you a pair because they love making them. Those are the people who amaze me. Yup, SOCK KNITTERS who love to knit socks and then give them away. I salute you all.


Voie de Vie said...

When you get ready to come to shawl side ... let me know. Shawls are the best. :)

I'm also a really big fan of Tunisian crochet (obviously!). It's actually pretty easy ... might help with mojo.

Maven said...

Thanks so much for the mention! As of lately, I've been in an entrelac "rut." It's a go-to project. Usually I keep my entrelac projects to smaller bags and such. I got the bright idea to do a baby blanket, and I'm miserable. I'm working it in the round (or "around the world" as it were), and I cannot wait until it is done done done. I, too, hope to tackle socks. Soon. I may need to take a class on how to get started, as I don't like how some of the patterns are written. I've got two sock patterns in mind, too.

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