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First knitting attempt

I’ve called this blog ‘Master crafting’ because it’s an aspirational title. I aspire to mastery in making things! The blog will also track my progress from beginner to master (I hope, wish, dream).

I learnt to knit when I was young – my first memory was of learning to knit with big wooden needles and pale blue wool. It wasn’t a bad first attempt at around age 7 or 8. Then followed many years of getting all excited about starting some new project—then not finishing it. The only knitted garment I recall finishing was a pastel jumper that was so tightly knitted, it barely fit me. My mother still has some of the unfinished remains of other projects!

So the image below tentatively suggests where I hope to go … creative, technically proficient and a little bit unique!

Vintage patterns by johnnyvintage

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I guess this is an effort to tell other people about what I am learning, and to encourage others in their efforts. I will post patterns and examples of my work with instructions. I hope to get to a point where my patterns are totally original. I would love to hear from anyone who has similar interests, or is experimenting with yarn.

I have a few other blog sites currently. My first site, An artist’s practice documents my debut into serious work in the visual arts. I have another site called Food promise which will document my best efforts in the kitchen!

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