One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
~John W. Gardner
There's something about the fall that gets me going! Perhaps it was having the yarn playpen out after the first Feral Play Date—there's nothing like walking past the pile of color set up in the dining room— but I have been swatching away happily on four new designs. Above you see the October Storm Cap, which I'm totally pleased with.
But the fall is also the time for learning new things! I've signed up for a Craftsy class taught by Joen Wolfrom—Color Play for Quilters.
Now, I'm not a quilter, but Joen is well known for her understanding of color and I have learned a lot from her quilting books: Color Play is my favorite; I also like Visual Coloring and Adventures in Design) as well as the invaluable 3-in-1 Color Tool, a 24-color family color wheel that I use all the time. I credit my big A-HA color moment to a workshop I took with Joen many years ago, so seeing that she was one of the Craftsy instructors made me very happy. I've watched episode 1 and I think that this class has a lot to offer Fair Isle knitters even though it's not designed specifically for knitters.
You'll be seeing more of my progress because I've made a promise to myself to carve out time every week to learn something new.
Also making me happy? Purchasing class supplies! Nothing says "autumn" better than a fresh set of supplies, does it? Going to the art supply store with my list in hand was 100% enjoyable, and how often can an adult say that about something?
Looking through the Craftsy class list takes me back to the days when I'd be signing up for classes at the university—thumbing through the catalog and trying to decide which class to take, imagining the joy of learning all these new subjects. I think I'll sign up for Amy Herzog's Knit to Flatter next....