This week I started the hat for the Girl’s teacher. Before long (like in a day and a half) I had this:
As of two minutes ago, I have this:
Pondering on my reluctance to do colorwork or other more involved knitting techniques (I’m looking at you, Brioche!), I’ve come to the conclusion that I am a Comfort Zone Knitter. I knit constantly, I knit prolifically, but I tend to knit simply, within my comfort zone. I don’t often try new things that require research or YouTube tutorials. I tend to knit things that I already know how to knit. This is why I knit bears and hats when I don’t know what else to knit. I hesitate to to try things that are harder. I know this is partly because I don’t have all that much time to research and watch tutorials, etc.,with 24/7 childcare being my occupation, but even with my time restraints, I could try harder.
So I think a big goal of mine for 2017 will be challenging myself as a knitter- trying very specific new things- tricky stitches or techniques, nupps, steeks, brioche, colorwork , lace, etc. I’ve spent too long in the Comfort Zone.