Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Knitting Meme

I found a knitting meme and couldn't resist.
Mark with bold the things you have ever knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.
I had a brief debate for what to do for stuff I have started but, you know, not technically completed, and decided to count that in the bold column. I have done it. The rules say nothing about finishing or even successfully doing it. I did add a tilde to things that hadn't been on the radar but were possibilities.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch

Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up (I know. I caved.)
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down ~
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL

Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn

Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn ~
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end/twined knitting ~
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 [person of a different gender] to knit ~ [I have re-worded this, so that may not have been the original intent, but it bugged.]
Knitting for a living
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
Gloves ~
Intarsia ~
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies ~
Tubular CO ~
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/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?
Well, I guess the long tail cast on. I kept using backward loop because it made sense, and for a lot of projects it works really well, but there are times - like a hat edge, where you want a crisper edge. Also, the Russian style bind off (if the purl manner) used in the Tuscany shawl was great.
But overall I would say learning that even great knitters have projects that fail, so recognizing that as long as the knitting was fun, well, the end product is gravy. Otherwise I could just buy stuff.

Thanks to Extravayarnza for the meme.