Wednesday, December 19, 2007

TKGA Membership

I opened up my mail yesterday to find a membership to The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) yesterday. I had it on my Xmas list, but I didn't really expect to get it. Sometimes I put things on my list just so I'll remember. This was one of those things.

Amy said she didn't get it for me. And I don't think it is a gift my brother would buy me. So it has to be my mom.

I'm torn about calling her today and asking her or waiting until Xmas. But I know her so she'll want to know it arrived.

Now that I have the membership I plan on signing up for the Level I Masters Knitting Program. It is a:
"non-competitive and rewarding achievement program for advanced knitters."

I'm not what I consider an advanced knitter but I'd like to be better then I am now. I probably won't do all 3 levels but I want to do the first level to improve my knitting skills in a structured way.

The program requires knitting swatches and garments plus answering knitting related questions. Your work is then evaluated by a committee before you "pass" and can go onto the next level.

I think it will be fun but challenging. I'm on the TKGA board on Ravelry and most everyone says they learned a lot by taking the program and that their knitting experience and projects improved tremendously.

What a great Xmas present. Thanks Mom! (You did get this for me didn't your?!?)


Kay said...

Very cool. You are a lucky daughter!

Carrie said...

I can't wait to see your level 1 materials--I'm thinking about doing this as well, it will be nice for you to test the waters first!