I keep thinking about this
I've heard it said that a real artist will use whatever is available to create art but a student needs good brushes and the right paints, etc. I'm thinking a truly advanced knitter will be able to use whatever is available and make something useful and attractive, won't be chained to a pattern, can improvise, knows when to consult with others. I'd like to be that knitter. Creative and artistic, beyond crafting to a higher plane. Hey, I can dream can't I?
I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.