Friday, May 11, 2007

Another meme

I have at least 3 different ideas that I'd like to blog about. However, the garden is calling me, so I'll just post a quick meme and save the rest of the ideas for another time. I saw this on Extravayarnza and was curious how many of them I have done. Well, I was amazed. See for yourself.


Mark with bold the things you have ever knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns (I’ve swatched for one)
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn

Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn

Two end knitting – I don’t know what this is!
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn

Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book

Teaching a child to knit

American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money

Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting

Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars

Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living (I wish!!)
Knitting with cotton

Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch

Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine

Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life?

I would say, learning how to knit continental when I was in high school. Prior to that, I was an English knitter and somewhat slow, especially purling. But training myself to pick increased my speed significantly and now I can knit with either hand (or both hands for stranding), although continental is preferred. It certainly makes teaching others to knit easier, too, especially south paws because I can knit both ways.

P.S. Shepherd's Harvest is tomorrow. I'm so excited that I just can't hide it. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!


Guinifer said...

Funny gal! Have fun at SH - my fam may go on Sunday. (MIL lives in Hudson.)

Sheepish Annie said...

Impressive list of knitting accomplishments!

I taught myself to knit continental when I picked up the needles again six years ago. Now I can't imagine knitting any other way! I know it's not for everyone, but it is certainly the best way for me.

Have a great time at Shepard's Harvest!!!

Ellen said...

So, was that two or three trips to the car with packages today at Shepherd's Harvest? It was lovely to meet you at last. See if you can come to one of the Knitter's Guild meeting some day - you know that Amy Singer of Knitty is planned for the June 19th meeting?