Sunday, April 11, 2021

GAAK

 Back when I started blogging -- and I have no idea when that was because my old domain has disappeared -- there were two very active knitting bloggers from Australia. One of them blogged under the name of Rose Red, and she came up with GAAK -- Growth As A Knitter -- to describe those moments when you master something new.

In between unpacking boxes, I achieved GAAK. See if you can tell which fish was done before I'd mastered a new skill:


Look at the close-up:

The tail at the top is seamed incorrectly. So I watched a few videos before seaming the second one and I finally mastered the mattress stitch.  For some reason, this skill has eluded me -- until now!

I have a third fish on the needles because I realized I have a third student who is an avid angler. When I unpack my felt, I'll finish them all off with eyes. 

Keith is finishing a few things at the old house today because the realtor is taking photos tomorrow. The realtor expects it to sell easily, so I look forward to owning only one home sooner rather than later!

8 comments:

  1. I so remember Rose Red, don't you wonder what happens to all the old bloggers that were such a big part of our community? I love the fish, they are brilliant. Stay safe.

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  2. Love those fishy tails. Even real fish sometimes are different. All of them are great fish.

    There are many bloggers I used to read that have given up blogging. I sure do miss some of them.

    I don't, however, know Rose Red, but I like her GAAK idea.

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  3. Congrats! All seaming eludes me so I am very impressed.

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  4. Good for you!!!! I love picking up a new knitting skill! The fish hats are gorgeous! (I'm sure your old house will sell quickly! yay!)

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  5. ha ha! I mastered the mattress stitch late in knitting life(about 10 years ago). who would have thought that seaming mattered. I love your hats!!

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  6. Those fish are fabulous! Even the one with the tail not sewn correctly...that is just a unique fish - nothing wrong with him/her! I'm betting your house sells very quickly. It's a sellers market out there right now. I love the GAAK term!

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  7. Oh well done! It is sometimes those little things that make the difference. I only very recently realised I have been picking up stitches wrong all of this time! No more holes!

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  8. Good for you. Knitting is full of things to learn. That is one of the many reasons I enjoy the craft. The fish look like fun gifts for your students.

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