I have a bit more to show you on the Master Knitter front today! I only have about 4 swatches left to knit (one is a re-knit of a previous one). Yay!
I finished my Fiber report, and I’m just tweaking it now. (My husband does a good job as an editor, so he gives me back papers full of red ink. 🙂 ) One more report to go. And 4 book/magazine reviews. But I think it’s helping my sanity by tackling the written work as I go along and not saving it all for the end. That’s what I did with level 2 and it really sapped the energy from me, so hopefully this way I can stay motivated.
I’m much happier with this one!
I think I’m managing the tension issues between the ribs much better this time.
After that I just have to do the Bavarian stitch swatch (that one’s a tough one, but I have the pattern all charted out at least!), the charted symbols swatch (I still need to chart a design out – it can be lace or cables or both), and the entrelac swatch. I’m having trouble deciding on how to write the pattern for the entrelac one – there are a couple of different ways I can approach it.
I ordered a bunch of different colors of Palette from Knit Picks a few weeks ago, so I’m hoping to start swatching for my sweater soon! I have some designs charted out, I just need to see what colors work best, and how I’m going to put everything together. 🙂 Fun, fun!! (No, really! I like this part of designing!)
Anyway, I’m still plugging along at a pretty good pace, I think! I’m not rushing myself, though – I’m just still highly motivated, which is sort of surprising me! I stalled out on my previous two levels in the middle of the swatches. Level 1 took me 2 years to complete, and level 2 took me three and a half! I think being so close to finishing the whole thing is part of what is keeping me so motivated, but also – this is a very fun level! I am really enjoying myself, which is a good motivator as well. 🙂
So, I hope to be completely done with the swatches by next week, and have some sweater swatches to show you too! We’ll see.