Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Knit & Crochet Blog Week - Tuesday

Knit & Crochet Blog Week. Tuesday's:

An Inspirational Pattern

Blog about a pattern or project which you aspire to. Whether it happens to be because the skills needed are ones which you have not yet acquired, or just because it seems like a huge undertaking of time and dedication, most people feel they still have something to aspire to in their craft. If you don’t feel like you have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb, say so!

Let's see, since I both crochet and knit, I'll do both.

For crochet:

I am working on one of the the things I think fall under this. Crochet socks. I love the thought of crochet socks, but there are not a lot of good crochet sock patterns out there, especially for people with large feet, like myself. So I am making my own, to fit my feet as perfectly as possible. It is taking a lot of patience and learning new techniques, but it is fun.

I also love filet crochet and would love to make filet crochet curtains. It is such a huge undertaking though that I don't know if I would ever finish something like that. I have never tried because I haven't come to a place where I think it is something I would finish and I don't want to start it until I feel like I will put my heart into it.

For knitting:

Knitting is harder for me to choose something, because I am more fearless with knitting. Not sure why. I would really love to become comfortable enough with knitting and myself to make my own patterns. Especially tops. I love the prospect of it and have ideas. I sketch, figure out math and all that. I am always just so unsure about myself.

I also would love to knit myself a pair of stockings in some lacy pattern with delicate lace. Honestly, I'd love to knit any stockings. I use to love tights and think knitted stockings would be wonderful. I think of it as such a huge undertaking though. The closest I've ever got to even starting is my knee-highs I am randomly working on.


  1. It is quite common to have crochet curtains in Austria, were I come from. I had crochet curtains in our old renovated house, before we moved to Canada. And crochet borders for towels, and shelves. I thought it went quite fast and it was fun too.

  2. Interesting. I'm more fearless with crochet, while my knitting skills are far better. Weird, eh?

  3. Crochet curtains would be lovely. Definitely not for the faint of heart, though. My mother crochets and it's pretty amazing how quickly it goes once you get into your stride.