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Knitting Goals & Wants

A list of my knitting goals and want-to-dos and want-to-haves!

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Achieve Master Knitter Level One

Achieve Master Knitter Level One

By the end of 2015, I want to have submitted my level one application to TKGA to be recognized as completing the first step of their master knitter program. This will boost my knitting and crafting resume, sure, but this is more of a personal goal and an opportunity to learn new skills in-depth and hone my existing ones.

2/22/2014 Update: I've joined TKGA as a member and registered for my first course "Basics, Basics, Basics" which should prep me for Level 1!

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Finish Reading The Principles of Knitting

Finish Reading The Principles of Knitting

This is one of the best -- if not THE best -- knitting reference book I have encountered. It is jam-packed full of helpful information, illustrations, historical context, tips, and knitting advice. It is an amazing resource for the beginning knitter (though its heft may be a bit daunting, as is the price tag) and a valuable and trusted companion for the more seasoned crafter. Just reading it so far has been a pleasure and I am excited about how my work is going to improve.

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Design My Own Sweater

Design My Own Sweater

I already have a swatch and a general design. Now I just need to figure out the actual pattern, knit it up and investigate getting some test knitters...

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Attend Stitches

Attend Stitches

I'd love to attend stitches and take 21 hours of classes!

"STITCHES is a fiber experience for knitters and crocheters. It includes classes on topics from design to finishing with every topic in between. The STITCHES Market is a shopping experience you won't want to miss with vendors who come from across the United States and around the world to display the latest yarns and gadgets sure to inspire your creativity. The one-hour market sessions are designed to give you a taste of a topic to see if you want to pursue it further, and the free demonstrations and book signings occur for your enjoyment."

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Take a Knitting Cruise

Take a Knitting Cruise

See somewhere new, learn more about knitting, check out yarn/knitting supplies that are hard to find -- if not impossible to find -- where I live? Sign me up!

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Stay at the Westcliffe Knitting Hotel

Stay at the Westcliffe Knitting Hotel

A knitting holiday in England sounds fantastic to me! London is my favorite place in the world and I want to explore more in the UK and if I can do some of it while knitting, even better.

*"A typical holiday will include workshops, yarn shopping trips, a meal out in a local restaurant,
visits from local craftspeople and the opportunity to meet local knitters.

So why not treat yourself to a knitting holiday, enjoy meeting other knitters
and relax in comfortable surroundings with excellent food."*

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Work for Interweave Knits

Work for Interweave Knits

I would love to work for Interweave Knits in some capacity. Whether that be editing or working somewhere in their publishing house, doing social media for them, or even just test knitting, I am a big fan of Interweave and would like to be part of their organization.

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Own or Work In a LYS

Own or Work In a LYS

It would take a lot of restraint to make sure my income didn't just go back into the shop, but working in or owning my own local yarn store would be incredible.

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Buy or Make a Chic-a Yarn Tote

Buy or Make a Chic-a Yarn Tote

This is such a practical knitting bag! I could sew my own version of this (and add those extra pockets of which I am so fond) but am seriously considering purchasing at least one from Chic-a.

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Buy a Knitting Chart Keeper

Buy a Knitting Chart Keeper

I know, it's sort of silly, but a magnetic chart keeper would be such a nice little luxury. Right now, I use post-it notes (stuck on upside down that way it mimics what you've already knit) and it works well enough as along as the post-its don't lose their sticky. But this... this is magnetic and easier to adjust and has a cover to protect your notes... so fancy!