Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 6: Something To Aspire To

As we mentioned on Day 2, there is always something new to learn in our crafts – whether it's refining a skill, learning a new way to do a technique, or trying something totally foreign to you.

You might think that because we work in a yarn shop (or own in Karen's case) and are the “experts” you come to for help and advice that there isn't anything we haven't tried our hand at. This is so far from the truth!

None of us has ever tried our hand at steeking. There is something that has always been just too scary about taking scissors to knitting and cutting it. Yikes! Karen and Helen have both recently expressed an interest in it though, so who knows! Maybe they'll tackle it and we can report happy results here on the blog.

Becky has never knit a top-down sweater. She is planning to knit Gosport out of Dream in Color Classy as part of a new group we'll be announcing soon (keep an eye out for some rather exciting announcements regarding new groups and clubs). Gosport is a sweater knit from the top down and involves lots of cables – Becky's favorite.

How about you? What would you like to try? Any plans on the horizon to dive in?


  1. Steeking = super scary to me! I'm going to try to read charts this year.

  2. I watched a video on steeking and was horrified! But the end result was lovely. You can do it!

  3. Ouf! I held my breath for pretty much the entire duration of that video. Scary stuff!