This past week I've been diligently working on my test knit Oasis Socks through the Knitrino app
with the hope of finishing by the deadline of this Friday. I've also joined the Ready Knitter One KAL
through Lady Dye Yarns and my yarn should be getting here any day. So yes, I will cast off one pair of socks this week and immediately cast on another pair in the Halliday colorway this time. I have enjoyed participating in the test knit, although I don't feel that I had a lot of helpful feedback. There were quite a few people who quickly found errors and things got fixed before I even got to that part of the pattern. I will probably try more test knits in the future, but for now I think I'll enjoy slowly knitting another pair of socks.
***UPDATE*** The yarn from Lady Dye arrived and how do I NOT cast on right away?!!!!
The other project that I have been focused on this week has been the Certified Instructor Program that I signed up for through the Craft Yarn Council
. My 6 months is almost up for the Knit Level 1 program, so I've got to get these swatches in the mail. For the record, the swatches in the picture are all of my rejects. The ones for my assignments are all bagged up, labeled and ready to go! I have so many swatches...
If you're unfamiliar with the Craft Yarn Council, they have sponsored an education program to standardize how crocheters and knitters can teach their craft. It's self guided and you demonstrate your understanding of the skills through lots and lots of swatches. I've been finishing up the writing portion this week and will hopefully get everything in the mail to my Master Teacher by Friday. The next step will be a phone call (eek!) with my Master Teacher. If all goes well, it's on to Knit Level 2!
In all honesty, my WIPs don't seem that exciting to me, so I was hoping you would share what your making. If you'd like, give us a quick comment about what you're working on. It's a great way to share ideas and hopefully inspire someone for their next project.