Thursday, 29 April 2010

A New Skill

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day Four

I've been knitting for literally longer than I can remember now but of course once you learn, you tend to stick to the same methods most of the time.

One of the most important contributions to the final result of a knitted piece is the making up - seaming - finishing, and there are not many knitters I know who actually enjoy this! It's one of the hardest parts of the process to get to a level that you're happy with in my opinion.

That's why I went on the finishing techniques course run by the lovely Jane Crowfoot way back in April 2005 (was it really that long ago?!). I said at the time that it was the best £35 I had spent in ages, and I still think that now. 

I bought the book beforehand and have referred to it many times - I thoroughly recommend it:
Finishing Techniques for Handknitters

I had a quick look through recently to find out how to do a one-row buttonhole, and decided that I'd like to try to master the continental knitting technique as it's supposed to be faster and also different cast-on methods. A see sample squares in my future!

1 comment:

Daisy said...

I remember you going on that course and blogging about it. It was what inspired me to go on a similar one, so thank you for that.