Master Knitting Monday

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 redid the slipped stitch swatch, picking a different pattern to use:
MK lvl 3 Swatch #14

I’m much happier with this one!

I finished my duplicate stitch swatch as well:
MK lvl3 Swatch #18

I’m in the middle of re-knitting my smocking stitch swatch right now.
MK lvl3 Swatch #9 (try #2 in progress)

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.

Happy Knitting!


About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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2 Responses to Master Knitting Monday

  1. Brandon says:

    Lookit all that palette! I am living for that slipped stitch swatch, it’s beautiful! The duplicate stitch one is awesome as well, love the font 🙂

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