One Step Back (sort of)

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. . . .

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