It's Day 6 of the 2nd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - 2KCBWDay6 - and we're supposed to post about something we aspire to.
Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make bu can admire the result of those that have.
Tips: If you think you have learned all you ever want to in your craft then say so. Maybe you have been knitting for nearly 30 years and yet never learned to purl (many my think this is impossible, but I met a woman on the bus who told me exactly this once… Maybe she was following the E. Zimmerman school of thought to closely?).
Well, I have a designer and a specific pattern that I aspire to emulate. It's a "challenge project" for me and I'm going to need a bit of hand-holding during the entire process. But I'm committed to making this my 2011-2012 Epic Project (once I finish the others on the plate). I already purchased the yarn during a recent yarn crawl to Knit New Haven. LOVED the store!
I purchased 4 skeins of Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk (85% Merino Superwash and 15% Mulberry Silk).
I selected a classic ivory for my heirloom epic project.
The pattern I aspire to make is Anne Hanson's Honey Baby. This will be a challenge for me because I'm a very social knitter. I like to do many things while I'm also knitting - and this pattern will cause me to concentrate and focus solely on the pattern at hand. I think that will be a very good thing for me. Focus. Calm. Concentration. Those are all good things to aspire to.