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.