Do you think this is true?
Absolutely! I make functional "art", in the heritage of historic craftswomen & craftsmen. I want people to use what I knit, crochet, weave, and/or sew. Love it when baby blankets are used and loved until they are just string. Never wanted to make an heirloom that will sit in a box....., what fun is that😉
If you keep challenging yourself, "heirloom" will become just another skill set, not something to avoid. Don't let it intimidate you! Everything I make is "heirloom" in that I want others to use and enjoy them. Especially after I'm gone.
If you keep challenging yourself, "heirloom" will become just another skill set, not something to avoid. Don't let it intimidate you!
Though, often enough I find myself sticking to garter stitch ... mitered squares mostly. Each finished square gives a boost of instant gratification!
I have some heirloom edging patterns that I will probably never use because I don't really understand the wording in the patterns. I know, if my great-grandmother were here, she could show me. She did beautiful work.
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When I learned to knit there were no warnings on patterns that said this is hard or do not knit me unless you are experienced. Therefore the second project I made was a fair isle adult size sweater and the next was a cabled pair of socks. Do not let a challenge scare you off of knitting something.
I don't mind a challenge - I've even accepted a few! But I do read through a pattern to see if the challenge seems to be worth the frogging I'm likely to do.