Upping the Game

I’ve been knitting just over 4 years.  It’s become an obsession.  I love the feel of yarn flowing thru my fingers as I create a fabric.

A couple years ago, I went to Stitches South and took Margaret Fisher‘s “7 Things that can ‘make or break’ a sweater” class.  When going thru her bio, she mentioned that she was a Master Knitter.  Her sample garments were exquisite. Couture hand knits, not “home made”.

Last year I started listening to the “Mastering the Knits” podcast.  Natalie and Alicia discuss their Master Knitter journey.  At the Zombie Knitpacolypse this past June, I met Jennifer (aka Daizie) who is also in the program.  Jennifer recently passed Level 1!  YAY!!!

A couple months ago, I knit my first sweater for me, Boxy by Joji Locatelli.  It’s simple, over-sized and I love it.  IMG_7044

While knitting this, I had to attempt a few new techniques and struggled with some of them.   I want to make sweaters that look that good and fit me well.    If I’m going to do this, I need to up my game.

So… I decided a couple months ago to start on my master knitter journey. Before signing up, I thought it would be a ‘piece of cake’.  HA!!!  It’s going to require discipline and practice.  But… I know the journey will be worth it.  My first attempt (of many, I’m sure) at swatch 1.

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