I am pretty crafty. The scrapbooks that I have put together since my daughter's birth are pretty nice, if I do say so myself. I am also a knitter, but have only ever knitted two different types of items - tons of scarves and one hat (see previous post for picture of the hat on Mr. Melty).
Recently I found a pattern for a hooded sweater in a knitting book by Debbie Bliss - you can see a picture here http://www.debbieblissonline.com/books/sk/sk_1.htm. My girlfriend Kathy is also currently making a cute sweater for a baby, although she is using a different pattern.
Is it time for me to branch out? Should I take the time to learn how to read one of those patterns and try my hand at something a little more difficult, or am I asking for trouble? All that increasing and decreasing scares the hell out of me. What is a girl to do?
Of course, it doesn't help that I check out all the various craft blogs. Take a peek at the cute stuffed bunnies at Wee Wonderfuls http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/.
Or how about the wild stripes knitted blanket at SouleMama http://www.soulemama.typepad.com/. I am so jealous of this beutiful stuff I just can't stand it!
What do you think? Should I stress myself out over something new, try a new challenge, or just sit back and knit another scarf?