Monday, September 12, 2005

Finished! Object and Level


Wow! I passed Level I of TKGA Master Handknitter Course! I'm so excited that I've already sent in my payment for Level II. Why wait? The best thing, I think, after achieving a goal is to set another. I can bask in my success until the next set of requirments arrives in the mail. I learned so much from having to re-submit ten (yes, ten!) swatches. My knitting has improved more than I thought it could in such a short time. After knitting for more than a "few" decades, it improved markedly in just a few weeks. It gives me a good model for success in other areas. Effort can, in fact, be rewarded, something we parents don't always realize.

And onto a mixed success. The Flower Basket Bag. It's finally completely finished! I still don't like it. It's so big and heavy, I can't imagine actually carrying anything in it. Maybe I'll try it as a carry on on my next plane trip; that would be kinda cute. Even so, I am going to make this bag again. A glutton for punishment? No, I want to make it the way I imagine it SHOULD be. It will be smaller, the colors will be more to my liking, and it will be lighter and more user-friendly. I am going to knit it in the round. I still haven't decided whether to make it a backpack or a shoulder bag so I won't start until I have that detail worked out. Watch this space for my progress on "redesigning" a pattern.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I am starting my swatches for level 1 tonight. I would like to know how many times you had to re-submit something? Did you just have to do the 10 swatches over, or were there others to do again?

Anne Hawn said...

Abby, the purse is super! I like your colors. I can't wait to see your version.

luvs2knit said...

Congrats on passing Level I. I had resubmits for I and I'm sure I'll have resubmits for II. However, learning experience is wonderful.

BTW, I love the felted bag. You could carry small knitted projects in it : )!!!

Matthew said...

I think Lenore needs one in yellow......

Seriously, Mazel Tov.