Even though I've knit for nearly thirty years it's been only recently that I've really bothered to "learn how" to knit. Part of that was learning how to knit continental. For me, at least, it made it possible to follow those obliguely written stitch instructions. For some reason I couldln't figure out something as simple as a yarn over when doing English but for some reason continental makes it all understandable. I think it has to do with being severely left handed. Anyway, now that the knitting world is my oyster so to say I can see those things that I will pursue and those that I probably won't. I have a raging metabolism and the temperatrue has to be in single digits for me to wear a sweater - not something that happens that much in St. Louis. So I'm having a hard time getting motivated for that kind of knitting plus for some reason I'm not into making stuff for myself. I do love watching lace patterns evolve and take shape and blocking is just too magical. I seem to be constantly enchanted with lace shawls and scarves and peruse my many lace books constantly. This is not something I could have perdicted a few years ago - maybe I should blame Mario.
And socks, I love making and giving away socks, hats too but mostly socks. I think there is something magical about hand knit socks. I almost always make a pair of socks with someone in mind and I'm always thinking of that person as I knit. Maybe they can feel that as they wear them, I hope so.
In short, I can see where my knitting is headed and it makes me excited to think about but I'm not saying "never" to anything. I really love this new creative world that has opened up to me.
I wish I were a better writer. Geez, let's talk stream of consciousness. Sorry.