I’ve been knitting maybe two or three years at this point (or more, who knows?) and I still go through the same cycle with every single new skill. It seems terribly difficult and intimidating so I procrastinate for ages and ages, but then I finally try and it turns out to be so much easier than I thought.
This week it was colourwork. More specifically Fair Isle, because I was ‘scared’ and decided to go as simple as possible.
It’s only a baby mitten, and the tension is a bit weird because I grabbed whatever was closest and the yarns aren’t all the same thickness, but I did that. I made a Fair Isle thing in one day, and my floats aren’t too shabby either.
So that’s one item off my Make Nine list, and the motivation to get on with every single colourwork pattern I’ve ever wanted to make. I can even do colourwork socks! I’m going to make a start right now.