It is not my strong suit. I can’t seem to follow a pattern or even my own notes to save my life. Argh! At least it means I’m getting better at fixing mistakes and the knitting basics. I seem to do a lot of that. I just made another pair of fingerless mitts and after I got them all done I realized that pile of tic marks I’d made note of wasn’t the thumb row numbers but another six, count them, six, rows of knitting on the main body. So that means that one is six rows shorter than the other. I’m thinking I may have to try to rip out the bind off and see if I can figure out how to fix it. At least I fixed the issue of getting holes by the thumb join. I picked up some extra stitches on the second one that fixed that problem. Hmmmm… Lots to learn still.
I do enjoy the learning process. Just not the frustration factor. Part of what I enjoy is that the more knitting I learn, the better I can make my spinning. Knowing how a material comes together sure helps in how to spin. I am beginning to see the benefits to being able to knit a swatch as part of your sampling process when spinning. It is much better to be able to see what the end product is going to look like.
Things I need to improve upon all around:
Taking detailed notes. This goes for my knitting, crochet, and spinning. I tend to forget important details if I don’t write them down.
Knitting skill set. Especially reading and following knitting patterns.
Crochet skills. I need to remember to keep up the crochet and work on learning more stitches. And of course patterns.
Tools. I need/want to expand my tool stash. I have very few knitting needles as I crocheted for years, so I have a pretty wide variety of crochet hooks but not needles. I am working on changing that.