I am going to start today with GAD # 119
I don't know why, but I have had a picture of a dart board in my head all morning
so I made my Granny A Day with this in mind
And now for.....
Today is Day 6 of the 3rd Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week
& here is the topic of the day.....
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.
How far down the road to learning your craft do you believe yourself to be?
Well I teach Crochet for Beginners and this often turns into more advanced projects very easily as my Students get addicted to crochet quite quickly and want to progress from the basics like Granny Squares & Simple Blankets to the more advanced Cardigans and Toy Making, so I am pretty far down the road, but at the same time I am still learning the more I Crochet! If I come across something I don't understand, like a new stitch name or technique, then I simply refer to my Crochet Compendium (Jan Eaton) or I Google it and either follow the instructions or watch a You Tube video tutorial, so yes, I am still learning, but how far down the road I am I may never actually know!
Are you comfortable with what you know or are you always striving to learn news skills to add to your knowledge base?
I am comfortable with what I know about Crochet so far, but at the same time I am always not only striving but happy to learn new skills, that goes without saying!
Can you start your amigurumi pieces with a magic circle, have you ever tried double knitting, hows your intarsia?
Yes, I can start amigurumi and other pieces with a magic circle! There's a real knack to getting it right, I have to say and it did take me a little while to get the hang of it, but it's like riding a bike - once you know how to do it you'll never forget it. I have never tried double knitting and my intarsia is ok but Knitting is not my forte or my passion, so I haven't held Knitting needles for about 10 years now!
If you are feeling brave, make a list of some of the skills that you have not yet tried but would like to have a go at.....
I would love to learn to Tunisian Crochet. It's a skill that I have been meaning to conquer for a while now, however I never seem to have the time. I must buy a Tunisian Crochet Hook and a book or look it up online and get going. Maybe I will do just that right now and hop over to EbaY to see what they have on offer??