my knitting evolution

It's day 2 of Knitting & Crochet Blog Week - it's so fun to see everyone's posts! Today's post is about my knitting skills evolution, or revolution perhaps.

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week - Day 2. Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?

2010 was an interesting year for my knitting. I can't say that I've learned any groundbreaking new skills, but I have discovered what types of projects I find most enjoyable to knit. I'm finding it easier to subsitute yarns, modify existing patterns, and my designing is becoming more thoughtful.

I was one of the lucky designers published in Malabrigo Book Three. For this project, I worked with cables and simple textures, and experimented with colorful stripes and shawl construction.

Twisted Cowl, Malabrigo Book ThreeMy cabling speed has definitely increased, allowing me to complete projects like this Snapdragon Tam quite quickly.

Snapdragon Tam by Ysolda Teague

Knitting for gifts became easier too...

What knitting skills did you learn in 2010?