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Monday, August 06, 2007

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A Long List

Thanks for the comments welcoming me back to blogland. I'm actually surprised you guys didn't give up on me after my long absence.

I've been catching up on my blog reading and I saw this list on a couple of blogs. It looked like fun, so here goes:

Mark with bold the things you have ever knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest. [And I, in my ultimate analness, have made things bold and italic if I have tried the technique (like in a swatch or a UFO) but not finished an item with it yet.]

  • Afghan (I've started a sock-yarn afghan, but it's not very big yet.)

  • I-cord

  • Garter stitch (Is this question really necessary?)

  • Knitting with metal wire (Sounds painful, but still intrigues me. I think I saw some wire & bead candleholder thingies I'd like to try.)

  • Shawl

  • Stockinette stitch

  • Socks: top-down (my favorite way)

  • Socks: toe-up

  • Knitting with camel yarn (very fragile)

  • Mittens: Cuff-up

  • Mittens: Tip-down (I might try gloves starting with the fingers)

  • Hat

  • Knitting with silk (I'd like to make a silk shawl someday.)

  • Moebius band knitting (Need to buy the book.)

  • Participating in a KAL (However, the level of my participation is not exactly stellar.

  • Sweater

  • Drop stitch patterns (Hmmm, I don't think so.)

  • Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn (I did unravel a sweater a few years ago with the intention of reusing the yarn, but I never got around to knitting with it. Now I've got too much stash to make this worth the effort.)

  • Slip stitch patterns

  • Knitting with banana fiber yarn (Not sure. I guess I might do this just to say I tried it?)

  • Domino knitting (=modular knitting) (I've done some swatching, but this is definitely not my favorite technique.)

  • Twisted stitch patterns (love 'em)

  • Knitting with bamboo yarn

  • Two end knitting (Took a great twined knitting class and made a kid's mitten. Very cool technique.)

  • Charity knitting (Dulaan)

  • Knitting with soy yarn (I recently bought some Tofutsies though.)

  • Cardigan (I started one, but never finished it.)

  • Toy/doll clothing (doll socks)

  • Knitting with circular needles

  • Baby items

  • Knitting with your own handspun yarn (Only in the very distant future. I am currently trying to resist the urge to become a spinner.)

  • Slippers (Have a pattern waiting.)

  • Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street) (This wouldn't really work in my neighborhood.)

  • Continental knitting

  • Designing knitted garments

  • Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)

  • Lace patterns

  • Publishing a knitting book (I guess I shouldn't say "no", but it's very unlikely.)

  • Scarf

  • Teaching a child to knit (a whole street worth of little girls)

  • American/English knitting (as opposed to continental) (my preferred method)

  • Knitting to make money (Hmmm, not if it sucks the joy out of knitting.)

  • Buttonholes

  • Knitting with alpaca

  • Fair Isle knitting (I've done 2-color stranded colorwork, but not with traditional Fair Isle patterns with the shading of the foreground & background colors)

  • Norwegian knitting (I've done 2-color stranded colorwork, but not in a sweater and I've not done steeks.)

  • Dying with plant colours (Maybe, in the very distant future)

  • Knitting items for a wedding (sounds stressful)

  • Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)

  • Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars (I love using 2 circulars.)

  • Olympic knitting (I sucked at this. Never finished.)

  • Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn (Yes, thanks to Anne of knitspot)

  • Knitting with dpns

  • Holiday-related knitting (Mini mittens that I intended to use as ornaments, but never hung on the tree -- do those count? I keep saying that I'm going to knit Xmas stockings, but somehow I never get around to it.)

  • Teaching a male how to knit (I've taught 2 boys to knit. Does that count?)

  • Bobbles

  • Knitting for a living (not sure -- may kill the love)

  • Knitting with cotton

  • Knitting smocking
  • Dying yarn (again, distant future)

  • Steeks

  • Knitting art (hmm?)

  • Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously (Well, one person I know is very fond of knitting 2 socks at a time. She's even written a book about it, although on one circular. But I am far too apt to rip back in search of the elusive perfect fit, and ripping back 2 socks is just too painful.)

  • Fulling/felting

  • Knitting with wool

  • Textured knitting

  • Kitchener BO (love it)

  • Purses/bags (drawstring bags, no purses)

  • Knitting with beads (I've got a huge stash of seed beads. I should do this more.)

  • Swatching (enjoy it)

  • Long Tail CO

  • Entrelac

  • Knitting and purling backwards (I can knit backwards fairly smoothly, but I haven't gotten the hang of purling backwards yet.)

  • Machine knitting (maybe, distant future)

  • Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn

  • Stuffed toys (I made a stuffed seal. It was kind of a pain. Too much sewing for me.)

  • Knitting with cashmere (yes, and it's lovely)

  • Darning (not much fun)

  • Jewelry (a knitted bead bracelet)

  • Knitting with synthetic yarn (novelty scarves, and maybe a foofy tank top here or there)

  • Writing a pattern

  • Gloves

  • Intarsia (only a little bit)

  • Knitting with linen

  • Knitting for preemies

  • Tubular CO

  • Freeform knitting (hmmmm, I don't think freeform fits my oh-so-methodical style)

  • Short rows

  • Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers

  • Pillows

  • Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine (Jaywalkers, Wavy Scarf. Surprisingly, that may be all.)

  • Rug (Have the book. Have been meaning to make something.)

  • Knitting on a loom (not really interested)

  • Thrummed knitting

  • Knitting a gift (lots)

  • Knitting for pets (have no pets)

  • Shrug/bolero/poncho

  • Knitting with dog/cat hair (ummm, no)

  • Hair accessories (headbands)

  • Knitting in public (ALL THE TIME)

Holy crap, that was a long list! It will be interesting to review this list in a year and see if I can bold any of the non-bolded items by then. Which do you think would be the most likely or the most unlikely? Any guesses?

Leave a Comment 4 comments:

MelissaKnits said...

i need to do this
in the morning though
here comes Mr Wonderful...sort of...rampage-y...

MadMad said...

I have a ton of dog hair you can borrow if you ever change your mind on that one... :)

Also, can you believe just how much of that list you've completed in the relatively short length of time you've been knitting?! Very impressive!

Hm. Is time a length or an amount? Good thing I'm an English major. It comes in handy a lot.

Uncool Guy said...

I just wanted to see my new picture thingy. South Park Uncool Guy; woooooo!

ymil said...

I could see you bolding the "publishing a book" and "freeform knitting"......