Friday, June 01, 2007

What Kind of Knitting Do You Do?

This sounded kind of interesting and a way to evaluate the knitting I have done and might like to do.
Here are the directions:

Bold the things you have done.

Use italics for things you plan to do one day.

Use normal typeface for things you are not planning on doing.

American/English knitting


Button holes

Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)

Continental knitting

Domino knitting (modular knitting)

Double knitting

Drop stitch patterns


Fair Isle knitting

Freeform knitting

Fulling/feltingGarter stitch

Garterlac (what is this?)





Knitting with circular needles

Knitting with DPNs

Knitting and purling backwards

Knitting smocking

Knitting small tubular items on two circulars

Knitting a circular item using the Magic Loop

Lace patterns

Long Tail CO

Moebius band knitting

Norwegian knitting

Provisional CO

Short rows

Slip Stitch patterns


Stockinette stitch


Textured knitting

Swiss Darning or Duplicate stitch

Thrummed knitting

Tubular CO

Twisted stitch patterns

Two end knitting

Knitting with alpaca

Knitting with bamboo yarn

Knitting with banana fiber yarn

Knitting with beads

Knitting with camel yarn

Knitting with cashmere

Knitting with cotton

Knitting with dog/cat hair

Knitting with linen

Knitting with metal wire

Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn

Knitting with silkKnitting with soy yarn

Knitting with synthetic yarn

Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn

Knitting with wool

Knitting with your own handspun yarn

Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn


Baby items

Cuffs/Fingerless mitts/Arm warmers


Hair accessories


Household items


Mittens: Cuff-up


Pillows Working on one right now...







Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up

Stuffed toys

SweaterToy/Doll clothing

Charity knitting

Designing knitted garments

Dyeing yarn with plant colors

Dyeing yarn with acid dyes

Dyeing yarn with kool-ade and other food colorings

Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street) Sounds intriguing but no...

Holiday-related knitting

Knitting art

Knitting a gift

Knitting for a living

Knitting on a loom-Well I have done spool knitting so maybe?

Knitting to make money

Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine

Knitting for pets

Knitting for preemies

Knitting in public

Knitting items for a wedding

Machine knitting

Olympic knitting

Participating in a KAL

Publishing a knitting book

Resizing patterns

Spinning on a drop spindle

Spinning with a spinning wheel

Teaching a male how to knit

Teaching knitting classes

Writing a pattern

WOW!! I guess I have done a lot of knitting in my time-I've been knitting since I was a little girl. And you know it never gets old. Our friend Mary M. was reading to us yesterday at Craft Center about the Zen of Knitting and the author had it right. We may knit for many different reasons but in the long run it soothes our souls. Plus we get nice things from the effort.

Hope Michele P. is having a great time at TNNA-I am missing her already!
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)


TM said...

I AM having a great time, seeing lots of stuff,,,,,,,,,to busy to blog, but not too busy to read yours! Michele

Lynda said...

Glad you are out there! Hope you are enjoying TNNA and will come back with tons of new ideas and material.