It was just over a week ago when I mentioned I had done two things that were making me question my knitting sanity. The first was the sock yarn blanket being cast on. (Technically that was the second thing. I did this other thing first) But that’s just a lot of work and it’s going to take a long, long time.
This other thing is going to take a long time too, but like the blanket there is again no time limit so I can at least breathe a little sigh of relief there. I am also really, really overwhelmed by this first thing. So much so that it’s taken me this long to post about it, not out of lack of time or laziness, but because I wasn’t ready to put it out there in the world just yet. So, what I did (give me a second, I need to find a paper bag and stop hyperventilating before I pass out on the key board) was sign up for the Masters Knitting Program at The Knitting Guild association, level one hand-knitting. Even now, I’m not certain what it is that I have actually done. (Other than sort of losing my mind).
Currently, I’m still overwhelmed by the whole idea. There are swatches to knit, labels to make, papers to write (okay only one paper and I’m not really that concerned about that) and a binder that meets the right requirements to track down. There are things I have to research to make sure I am doing techniques correctly and I am finally going to have to learn to measure gauge properly. That last one does concern me a fair bit. And then I have to package the whole thing up and send it off to have people who I don’t know be very critical about my knitting because that’s their job and I get to sit here and find ways to occupy my very impatient personality while I wait to see what they say.
I’m hoping to be a better knitter when it’s all said and done. I am hoping to have a better understanding of things than I have now. I’m hoping to have the little pin that says I passed. I’m hoping at some point it all stops sounds so incredibly impossible and ridiculous and that I can talk about it with panicking. I have my doubts. But I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the mean time, if you want to check out more the Ravelry Group is here or the web page is linked above. For me, I’m working up the nerve to print the directions out. I’ll worry about “starting” after I do that.