As I may have mentioned in an earlier post, I am basically a self-taught knitter. My mom taught me to cast-on and to do the knit stitch, and I figured the rest out for myself.
My first real project was the ugliest sweater vest you have ever seen in your life. It was brown with cream trim – made with a very heavy yarn. UGLY!! I don’t recall ever wearing it, but I might have. This was my freshman year in college. I think one of my roommates’ mother gave me a bit of guidance on that one. In my senior year I made a pair of cable knit socks. They took forever!! But I finished them and wore them out! I know I did some knitting between freshman and senior year, but for the life of me I don’t recall what I made. I think I made a purply/lavenderish vest at some point – I must have been afraid of sleeves!!
So now I’ve been knitting for almost 30 years. I decided to take on the TKGA Master Level class. I’ve had the materials for a couple of months, and have knocked out a couple of swatches. I’m just not that pleased with them. So, I just ordered the Learn to Knit and Basics, Basics, Basics classes from TKGA. Just to get some technique down.
I have no technique – and I think that’s a problem. I’ve given tons of knitted gifts and will continue to do so regardless of how I do on the Master Class. BUT, the thought of having my work judged has made me feel like I need to know a little bit more before I tackle the Master Classes. I mean, if you work hard on a beautiful gift for someone – most likely they will be touched and not judgey!
But, as we turn in pieces for the Master Class – they will be judged!! So back to basics for now. . . .