Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Level III is in the mail

I set a goal when I ordered my Master Hand Knitting Level III materials to finish by my 50th birthday, which was about 10 days ago.  I missed the deadline by a couple of days, but I did manage to get it in the mail on March 31, one week after my birthday, and 6 months after I passed Level II.

I had some help.

Katy cat proofread my report on traditional knitting styles*
I'm sure I made some bonehead mistakes, I always do, but for the most part, I'm happy with my swatches and my projects.

I had to design, knit and write the patterns for a sweater and a hat. One had to be an Aran design (heavily cabled) and one a Fair Isle (stranded color).

I made the sweater for Michael.

He kept holding his right hand up against his body.
Studying the ground

I told him to stop doing that, it looked like he had polio.

Gotta love a man who laughs at your jokes

So he contemplated the universe, like any good male model.

And the hat was just an experiment, modeled by Nina.

I expect it will be June some time, at the earliest, before I hear back.  I did get an email from the TKGA office today telling me that the package had been received and sent off to the committee.

*Today was Katy cat's last day on Earth, one month short of his 20th birthday.  He was a good cat, and a great proofreader.  He will be sorely missed.


Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful sweater! My, what a nice job. You'll surely pass your Level III. Sorry about Katy but it sounds like she did a good job picking owners, was loved and enjoyed her work. Nina

Trish aka QAGeek @ Rav said...

Hi Rox -

I am sorry to know that you lost your Katy. We lost our Hawthorn - almost 18-1/2 years old - on St. Patrick's Day. It's funny how much a 7-pound cat can fill up the space in your life.

Congrats on your birthday (of course!) and submitting your Level 3 work. As I freeze at the thought of getting Level 1 underway, it's sure nice to know that a soon-to-be Master Knitter is just a shout away.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

twinsetellen said...

As I cruise into the end of the MKII work, I am very appreciative of your effort at MKIII. And also of the hole left by Katy's passing - my sympathies, very sincerely, and at the same time my congratulations.

The sweater and the hat are gorgeous. And, of course, so is that photo of Katy.

Anonymous said...

Yay Rox! Beautiful sweater and hat. I set my level II aside in order to finish my BA before I turn 65. It looks like I'll make that deadline as I have a year to go. Levels II and III are my next goals.


Flowers in the Window said...

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for your easy fingerless gloves pattern. I found it through another blog that pointed me to Ravelry. Anyway I wanted to get back into knitting again but found the idea of knitting a sweater too daunting. I have just loved knitting your gloves - I'm on my 4th pair so far. I love knitting them when I'm travelling as I don't have to think too much. I think we know what everyone is getting in their xmas stocking!! Thanks again. I know your last post was in April so I hope you get this comment. By the way, Michael's sweather is fabulous and Michael makes a very handsome model! Maggie xx

kushami said...

Hi Rox, I'm surprised to read you making a 'joke' about polio. People seem to think that enough time has passed, but it's actually in recent memory. Certainly in my family - my grandma was crippled by polio in the 50s epidemic, and sadly there are still people today in the third world suffering from this debilitating disease.
On the plus side, India has managed to eradicate it, with no new cases last year.