KniCroBlo Week -- Day 4

A New Skill

Is there a skill related to your hobby that you hope to learn one day? maybe you’re a crocheter who’d also like to knit? Maybe you’d like to learn to knit continental, knit backwards, try cables or attempt stranded colourwork

Note: I misread the assignment for day 2, so I am reposting it here, and have answered day 2 again.

There are so many skills I am interesting in honing into the future. For the most part I have learned a new skill with every project I pick.  My current project (links to Ravelry so you will need an account) Shifting Sands, I am working on cabling without a cable needle.  I also made the Inga Hat, which was my first colorwork project (which was a blast and turned out great, photos to come). I am also working on a lace project in the form of the Butternut Scarf. I have also tried Brioche, but the materials I had (some yicky, cheap polyester) was too splitty and slick to enjoy working this interesting stitch, I may go back to it sometime. I would like to work on these skills and make bigger, more complex projects out of these different techniques.

The big thing I would like to try, and probably will once I get myself settled down, post graduation, is spinning. I have had a not-so-secret desire to live off the grid, with animals who provide me with wools. However, as that is probably not happening anytime soon, I need to start working on my spinning in the interim.

I would also like to improve my continental knitting skills, I am okay with the knit stitch but I am struggling on the purl.  I am trying to use continental on most of my projects (and I used it for my color stranding on Inga), and seeing as I have a half-decade head start on english style, I need to be patient on my continental style.  I find continental to be a cooler stitch, and looks more impressive, as well as being more efficient on movement.