I had great plans for this year, I was going to design more, knit more and over all, do more. Yeah...and then life got in the way, not much designing or knitting was done and it's already October. Oh, well...
One thing that I've been planning/wishing to do this years is, at least, started though. I enrolled into the Master Hand knitter Program and am slowly and obsessively going through it. I've already noticed a change in the way I express myself when it comes to knitting. Since this is a correspondence course, I have to improve my vocabulary to be able to properly explain what I do and how I do it. I'm also doing some things differently than how I use to do them (like cast-on and bind-off) and doing some things I've never done before. Some of it I'll add to my repertoire, others I won't, but it's good to know them even if I don't use them.
After I got the course printed, I dove in and got completely immersed in it for a few weeks. When I couldn't see any more improvements and had no more resources at hand to do more research, I stopped and began playing with the idea of arch shaped socks knit from the toes up. I got one sock done and am now working on the second one - doing some adjustments and will try another type of heel (the first was a simple short row one).
If I have the stamina, I'd like to offer this socks as a tutorial/KAL kind of thing, where people will be able to customize the socks to whatever yarn/needles/gauge/size they want.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go try to write some of the report for the MHK.