Saturday, October 13, 2007

Knit List

Knit list

Not a to-do list, more of a “what have you done” list…

Bold the things you have ever knit
Italics the ones you plan to do sometime
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
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fibre yarn
Domino Knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end 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

Publish a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca

Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)

Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting

Teaching a male how to knit
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 BO

Knitting with beads

Long Tail CO

Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting

Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating 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

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sneak Peak of the Pinwheel Sweater

Ronda wants a surprise, but she showed me my pants so I have to post something! Here is the pinwheel sweater, knit from Blackberry Ridge wool, all ready to go!

Knitting Around the Bon-Fire : Rule 1

No matter how long you have been knitting, it is impossible to count to 25 in the dark.
Especially if you are drinking hoppy ale.
This is especially true if you only have to do said count one time and it will effect the entire outcome of the object.

Addendum to Rule 1:

Waiting to work on the object until SnB at the bar is not a wise choice. You will not notice that the count is off until the next day when you realize you are now ready for another drink because you have to frog the "quick-knit" hat.

You may or may not notice that one side is significantly wider than the other. The sooner I rip it all back, the sooner Abe has his new hat.

EZ Bonnet for Violet

A quick birthday gift for a friend who just turned one. Pattern can be found in Opinionated Knitter. Quick and fun knit. Both of my boys modeled it, but neither seemed to catch the simplistic beauty of the hat. The back has a really nice swirl and the shaping lines on the side are cute. I crocheted a border around the entire hat as I added the ties and it really made it look finished and clean.