The end of the Olympic Games always makes me a little sad. I've always loved watching the Olympics on TV, and as a little girl had dreams of ice skating and gymnastic gold. As it turns out, I was never really into either of those sports, and stuck with ballet instead (which is not an Olympic event, but that's another kind of journal post entirely).
This year, I seriously considered taking part in the Ravellenic Games. The last Olympics (2010), I was still very new to knitting and hadn't felt I had the skills to complete a project in only two weeks. This time around, I really thought I could do it, but as we all know, I have project finishing issues, so in the end I bailed on the idea.
I got to thinking though--the last time, I considered myself a beginning knitter, and that was basically my excuse not to do it. This time around, I couldn't use that term--but where do I rank my knitting skills? Am I an advanced beginner? Intermediate? How does one judge where the line is between beginning and intermediate, or intermediate and advanced? I've never knit a sweater or lace, but I've been knitting for a few years now, so I'd say I'm intermediate--but do I really have to have knit those kinds of projects to be advanced?
Anyone have any thoughts? Where do you consider your skill level to be and why?