I'm supposed to be blogging today about improving my skill set. Interesting topic for me. I am a great believer in learning (been an educator all my life!), continuing ed and continually adding to my own skills. To that end, I always WANT to take advantage of workshops, trainings, classes, You Tube videos, Pinterest photos that lead to instruction, and sometimes I do. I like to be taught. I've never liked just reading directions (I never could put together my kids' toys or teach them to play a new game! Usually they taught me!), so visual learning is important to me.
A recent experiment with short rows and 3 different kinds of felting!
So while it would be interesting to learn intarsia, or broomstick lace, or Tunisian crochet, I COULD do that online. I use Pinterest to seek inspiration; I find new ideas, designs, styles, and then work to adapt them to my own style of knitting or crocheting or felting. I've recently experimented with short rows and needle felting. I recently purchased a 1975 book called "A New Look at Crochet" by Elyse and Mike Sommer that surprisingly has a great deal of contemporary designs and ideas for freeform crochet - my ideal!
I am frequently inspired by the work of MizzieMorawez aka FridaKahlo on Ravelry, Myra Wood, Prudence Mapstone, and Mardi Alamudeen.
So that's it for today! My motto: Keep on learning no matter how! Happy Learning!