I like knowing that as many years as I’ve been knitting, as confident as I am in my skills, there’s still a million things to learn. I like having all those challenges ahead of me. And I like meeting them – I like passing those little milestones: learning to handle DPNs. Knitting my first socks.
Then come the, well, the less conventional milestones. The frankly unexpected ones. Two of which I passed this week, much to my own surprise.
First: I finally took a decent yarn picture or two.
This is part of last week’s Posh haul: Helena merino sock yarn, in Pond.
The beginnings of Cara’s shrug in Kid Silk Lace. The colours are… well. See for yourself.
My newfound (and still vv patchy) photo skillz come courtesy of Armin’s birthday present: a snazzy new lens. And learning to play with the aperture. Finally, some sexy depth of focus action! About time too, eh?
The second milestone — well — I bought a pair of shoes. Cute, aren’t they?
So, er, what’s the knitterly milestone, exactly? It’s not as if I made them. Er… look, I bought them expressly to wear with socks. There. I said it.
Which is particularly amusing as I’m still not sure where exactly I stand on the whole socks-and-skirts fashion question. I mean, cute, totally, but not on me. Except, apparently, soon to be on me. If they fit. I don’t even have the socks yet, and I got shoes to show them off. This knitting thing? It messes with your head.