I wish Myles had thumbs. As you can see he was helping me out while I was taking the photo. He gave those yarn tails a sniff and walked away. Smart boy. I’ll tackle them later today and get the cowl blocked. As I was working the last few rows of ribbing the same thoughts kept going through my mind and I thought there was a quiz idea there.
Feel free to answer in the comments or if you’re answering on your blog leave a link so we can read your answers. Here we go.
- What craft skill are you most proud of? Not an entire craft, just a little skill that you feel makes you a practicer of your craft with a capital C.
- Do you have a secret mistake that you made for ages and when you learned you were doing it wrong you wondered how you managed for so long?
- Is there an item that you’ve made so many times you feel like an expert? Is there one that even though you’ve done it over and over you feel like an amateur?
- Would you like to teach your craft? Have you? Do you feel like you’re giving someone a special gift when you do?
Here are my answers.
- The one main thing that makes me feel like a Knitter with a capital K is being able to read my knitting. I never understood what a huge thing it is until I could do it. I still have trouble with new/complex stitches but for the most part I feel like I can read knitting. I don’t think I so much taught myself to read it as I learned how each stitch worked and this gave me the ability to read them.
- For the longest time I purled by wrapping the yarn the wrong way. It made my knit stitches look weird. I now have to purl without thinking or I do it wrong.
- By far it’s socks. I have a pattern in my head. I can look at a pattern and knit the socks to fit myself without actually following the pattern. But then I remind myself that in the olden days sock knitting was children’s work and they did it without a pattern for the entire family. I am a sweater amateur. I’ve knit a bunch. They’re easy to knit. It’s the making them fit that’s hard.
- I have never taught professionally but I have taught a handful of people. I always feel like I’m giving them a gift. If you can make something with your own two hands that is a skill that you’ll have for a lifetime.
I look forward to reading your answers.