Posted by: trimitup | March 29, 2011

Skill + 1UP last year & now 2KCBWDAY2

Day Two: 29th March. Skill + 1UP 2KCBWDAY2

Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?

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Day 2……Last year I started to work on designing my own patterns.  It turns out that it’s very time consuming but also very rewarding.  I needed to challenging myself because I was getting too dependant on everybody elses patterns which I landed up changing it out to some degree anyway (Not that there’s anything wrong with that).  I have challenged myself to design 10 patterns this year.  It might not be a big deal to you but I need this new challenge to stir the creative juices in me.

My first pattern I posted on Ravelry was a simple crochet cowl.  Here’s the link from that blog.  In all fairness, this pattern was not too challenging, but it’s a start!  https://marilynknits.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=60&action=edit

Working on new skills for your craft or your job is really important so you can keep your mind active as well as being productive and a feeling of contribution to others.  I think it is sad to continue to do the same thing over and over again without changing it up a bit now and then (I personally get bored).  All though I’m sure everybody reading this blog has added extra creativity to their knitting or crochet projects many times! 

Stay active and Happy knitting & crocheting 🙂

marilynknits

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