Thoughts On Learning
Have you ever met someone that didn't consider themselves a very good student, but anytime they need to learn something, they used every resource they could lay their hands on to become practically an expert in their new area of learning?
Just In Time Learning
When Thaddeus wanted to know more about the kinds of mushrooms his father picked, he bought books, researched the internet and joined an amateur mycological club.
When he wanted to know about the heart condition that eventually took our little Gage's life, he ended up knowing more about it than most vetinarians.
Now that he's into acclimating Nico into the house, he's become a veritable expert on how to best raise a cat. He can tell you an enormous amount about what the best feed for cats is. He knows a boatload about methods for encouraging cats in using scratching posts instead of furniture. He has even researched the best ways of introducing a house visitor to the cat in a way that will be least disturbing to the cat.
While I've had similar level of passion for knitting and fiber-related hobbies for decades now, I don't know that I would have the energy to do this on a multitude of topics. It's amazing what an inspired learner can learn when he puts his mind to it.
First of all, I wanted to show you that I am making slow, but steady progress on the colorblock sweater.
Now that I've made it past the arm hole shaping, it's going a little bit faster (emphasis on the "little").
I've also finished the front of the dark tweed pullover.
I ended up going with a slightly more shallow opening than you'd find on most commercial sweaters. I've also done a slight shoulder shaping using short rows.
Finally, I was able to finish plying the second large hank of multicolored Merino.
It appears that when I finish plying the remaining singles, that I will have enough of this yarn to make a decent size men's sweater, as long as I don't do any fancy cabling or pattern work. I think it will soon be my favorite sweater.