Something to aspire to. 2KBCWDAY6

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.

The first projects that come to mind are serious lace. Especially those by Jared Flood, aka Brooklyn Tweed. I have had my eye on Bridgewater for a while, and I fell in love with Juneberry as well. I bought yarn for that one back in November – a lighter weight version. Maybe now that I feel I have a better handle on charts I may give them a go. The As You Wish shawl is inspired by “The Princess Bride” – I think this is one of those labor of love shawls – I would have to hang this up somewhere in my house as art when it was finished!

I have found myself lately thinking more and more about trying to participate in / complete the Knitting Guild Association’s Masters Program. This would be awesome to add to my knitting resume and fun to “prove” myself as a talented / serious knitter to my family. Note, I am not saying that my family doesn’t take my knitting seriously at all – they recognize my work, are supportive and appreciative. It figures though that now that I am seriously considering it, my time is going to be crunched with the arrival of baby #2. Still thinking about it though, because why not?

I would really like to knit a skirt. I have spotted several that I love – Lanesplitter, Claudia Evilla, Karisma 115-42, or Chelsea. I hesitate because I worry about piling and getting the fit right.

And these are on top of all the other items I have queued and planned. And I think most would require purchasing new yarn (except for some of the lace) – I am trying to be good about that. So, these ideas will be tucked away, though I am sure one of them will work its way to the forefront and I will be obsessed with it!

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