Firstly, a HUGE thank you for all those of you who took the time to listen to me prattling on and give some feedback. It was lovely and very heartwarming to hear. For the record, I opened a libsyn account yesterday. Stay tuned....
For those of you who have not yet got into the full flavour of blog week, please, if you do nothing else, look at yesterday's posts from everyone. They were absolutely brilliant. It never fails to amaze me how talented a bunch we bloggers/ Raveler's/ Crafters are. WOW
Today's topic is terrfiying, 'Is there a pattern or skill that you don’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?'. Eep. As I said, I've not been knitting that long and everything has been a new skill, hard fought and won. I loved learning cables, reading charts, lace (shudders at the many memories of tinking) and two at a time socks. (For the record I just got to the second heel then knee highs are go).
The thing that I would love, more than anything to conquer is colourwork. This is the thing I keep flirting with the idea of and running from. Stripes, colour changes, no probs. But good, proper stranding, fair isle or heaven forbid, steaking just leave me weak at the knees. I have made myself this little promise that if I stashdown enough, I will pick a pattern of colourwork, buy the yarn and dedicate many foul mouthed nights to it. I'm sure I could match something in my stash but this is a good excuse that I'm happy to hide behind thank you very much.
In the interest of not leaving this post imageless, here are some of my favourites, tagged so as 'COLOURWORK' on Ravelry so I know why I am too scared to put any in my immediate queue. All images are from the original designers with thanks.
|Swedish Fish Socks by Spilly Jane|
|Alice in Wonderland Mittens by Jennifer Lang|
|Bohus Forest Darkness by Annika Malmstrom-Bladini|
|Paper Dolls by Kate Davies|
As always, please do take a look at everyone's entries for todays. I've had an amazing week where people's creativity has blown me away. Knock YOUR socks off here.