"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Day 2: Skill + 1UP

Skill + 1UP- 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?

Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks? In looking over my knitting AND beading this past year I find I have indeed learned new skills in both.

In knitting, as regular readers know, I've learned Entrelac, and I'm luvin' it.

 I'm thoroughly hooked on it. I see myself knitting several Entrelac projects over the next few months. I'd thought about learning Entrelac for years. I don't know why it took so long for me to try it. It turned out to be fairly simple.

Besides Entrelac, I've learned something else too. The reality of learning something new is far easier then how one imagines it will be.

In beading I learned how to make hollow beaded beads in peyote.

 In all honesty, I didn't know it could be done until I took on the Italian beading project. When I saw the list of materials needed and didn't see any wooden beads to be covered, I admit I was puzzled. I'm so glad I took the class. I found the whole experience fun and educational. Even exhilarating.

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. I've been following your foray into entrelac with interest. Glad to hear you like it. There are so many beautiful projects to make with it. I really want to give it a try.

  2. The entrelac mitts are gorgeous! I love the yarn