A New Skill: Is there a skill related to your hobby that you hope to learn one day? Maybe you’re a crocheter who’d also like to knit? Maybe you’d like to learn to knit continental, knit backwards, try cables or attempt stranded colourwork.
Hmmm. This is a bit of a tough one. I can knit backwards, but prefer not to. I have tried continental, but find it’s not as natural to me (and what’s wrong with being an English knitter? It’s all what appeals and works for you, I think!). I’ve done cables, lace, and colorwork. I don’t think that there’s any skill related to knitting that I have a burning desire to learn. I thought about a crochet related skill, but I know quite a bit about crochet and feel comfortable picking up a crochet pattern and being able to do it.
In trying to pick a skill I want to learn for this prompt, it made me wonder: Have I learned every skill related to knitting? If so, where do I go from here? I feel like I learned a lot of knitting skills early on. If I saw something new that I wanted to try, I did it. I feel confident that I could knit any any pattern put in front of me. I don’t think I’ve learned everything ever about knitting, but I do feel that I have learned all the skills I want to that are related to knitting. I can’t even think of something I haven’t tried yet aside from steeking and I don’t think that that would be considered a “skill.”
So, where do I go from here if I feel I’ve learned every skill I have wanted to learn? I can’t say I know for certain. I do know that I love knitting and I will keep on knitting and taking on larger, more challenging projects. Maybe even do some Epic Lace and steeking sometime. Learning all the skills I have wanted to has only increased my love for the craft! I don’t know that there will be a time when I don’t feel challenged in some way by knitting. I feel like there’s more to learn about knitting itself rather then just learning the skills. About fiber, yarns, patterns, techniques… there’s always *something* you pick up here and there about knitting that isn’t specifically a skill and all of that is valuable, too!
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