Day six: 2nd April. Something to aspire to.
Is there a pattern or skill that you donâ€™t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream 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? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you donâ€™t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make but can admire the result of those that have.
One of the things I keep telling myself that I ought to learn how to do is knit. For several years now, I’ve been thinking that maybe I should learn– because it never hurts to the basics of how something works, so I can understand conversations at the LYS a little bit better, so I can add more variety to the things I do, etc etc etc. Yet, I haven’t gotten around to doing it, despite there being several classes around with talented teachers.
And I can’t think of exactly why that is, other than that it’s a low enough priority that it keeps getting pushed off by other things that pique my interest more. Among them:
- Tunisian crochet
- broomstick lace
- Irish crochet
- hairpin lace
- Bruges lace
- shibori dyeing
- natural dyeing
That’s just the fiber-related stuff, and not all of it. Fortunately, there’s time. I’m not that old, really.