Apr 28, 2012

Do I Dare? - 3KCBWDAY6

We knitters love a challenge. We start and/or join KALs (knitalongs).  We cast on lace shawls when we've never knit a lace pattern before in our lives. We intrepidly buy yarn and patterns for sweaters and cardigans with set-in sleeves that then go on to elude our skill set.  Okay, I'm talking about myself here! Through it all, we remain optimists, failure or not, and move on to that exciting next challenge.


I have been dreaming of knitting an intarsia or color-work project for over a year. There are so many of you who knit these projects, blog about them, post them on Ravelry, as though you're knitting a plain old garter stitch scarf. There's Pumpkin who is working on a beautiful color-work cardigan by Julia Crawford and then there's SoKnitPicky's gorgeous shawl which is being done, like so many others, as part of a KAL.




I'm determined to add to my skill set and begin a color-work project after I get my three WIPs off the needles, something I'm planning to do this weekend. I was so proud when I finished my Missoni-Inspired Afghan but that's not the same as a proper intarsia project.




So, stay tuned ... oh my, pod casting? Intarsia? 49 is going to be an amazing year!!  Happy weekend knitting, everyone.

16 comments:

  1. If you do a podcast I will listen. Good luck with the color work, I know you can do it! I love that blanket by the way, perfect colors!

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  2. I think you captured us all to a T--just picking up needles for the first time shows the optimist in us all. :) Someday I hope to learn intarsia but as evidenced by my blog offering today, there are some other things I need to do first. I am totally confident in your skills and in the fact that 49 will be a great year for you--I will be waiting for your podcast!
    *smiles*

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  3. oooh yeah, do a podcast! I love listening! Love your afghan - roll on the intarsia!

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  5. Wow, intarsia! I haven't done intarsia in yeeeeears! It was quite the thing in the 80's. I was one of the crazy people who made the World Map Sweater* - used to wear it when I was teaching the class about the movements of the Earth!

    Looking forward to your podcasts - so cool!

    *http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/24---29-map-of-the-world-sweater

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  6. I'll never grow tired of seeing your afghan, it is so beautiful and perfect! I'm above and beyond excited to see which colorwork pattern you pick out. If you want inspiration be sure to check out Color by Kristin by Kristin Nicholas, it is such an amazing book!

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  7. That blanket is grrrrreeeaaattt! You'll get intarsia lickity-split, I'm certain.

    Happy 49!

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  8. Forty-nine may not be prime number
    But this will be your Prime Year, Evelyn
    hugs

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  9. I love podcasts! Go for it!
    I like your afghan very much!

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  10. Hooray for intrepid knitting! :)

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  11. I can't wait to see what color work project you decide on. That is an area that I would love to improve on, too. Your Missoni-inspired afghan is beautiful!

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  12. go for it! this is your year!

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  13. It's amazing how the simple act of knitting can give us so much joy and inspiration - and so much variety! You'll have fun with your colourwork adventures. I'm looking forward to seeing the projects!

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  14. Can't wait for the podcast. I want to try intarsia too!!!

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  15. I really want to do inarsia as well, maybe I should take the leap

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  16. You are so brave to venture out into Intarsia! Debbie Stoller has these intarsia squares that can be buttoned upon a baby sweater.

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