Once the application and fee are submitted to the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) you receive access to the manuals and handbook and are sent via email the assignments and homework. You are also introduced to your Master Teacher who will evaluate your samples, lesson plans and conduct an interview over the phone.
Lesson 6 covers Crochet Meshes Stitch & Color Variations. There are a total of 4- 5" squares to be completed. For me the challenge has been to get the correct size requirements. The manual and handbook describe how to make the technique but don't tell you how many stitches to chain or how many rows to do. I tend to crochet loose so when working on the samples I have to constantly measure. And yes, I've had to start over and over and over. The "pressure" is knowing that someone is going to be judging my work. I know that I do a good job but I'm not used to having my work "judged" by a "master".
|Fair Isle & Tapestry back view|
|Double crochet- working between stitches for the top |
and alternating front and back posts for the bottom
|Single Crochet intarsia front view|
|Singe Crochet intarsia back view|
And my self imposed deadline to be finished with both crochet and knit is June 10th. Why... you may ask? That announcement will be coming soon. BIG things are in the works.