Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A personal knitting history and it's baaaaaack!!!

Hello my cheeky monkeys :)

I totally nicked this from Sallee by way of Margene and if the other kewl kids are doing it, who am I to argue?

Actually, it was pretty eye-opening to see all the different aspects of knitting I've done, will do and those few "not unless hell freezes over" techniques, heh.

Consider yourself tagged if you so desire.

for stuff you've done, italics for stuff you plan to do eventually and normal for stuff you don't intend to do (this is the category those "frozen hades" techniques fall under too!)

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn - nah, I think not :)
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn - does K1C2 Secondtime Cotton count?
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn - hey, I could grow my own source!
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 - um, see category 3 above :)
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental Knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book - why not? everybody else is :::snark:::
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with Alpaca
Fair Isle Knitting - again, category 3, remember I live in a place where it's HOT!
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding - maybe :)
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn - maybe redux :)
Knitting with dpns - yay for DPNs!!!!
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks - I would but I don't see steeking my kinda knits, really
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously - I can and have but ICK! I'd much rather magic loop
Knitting with wool
Textured Knitting
Kitchener Bind Off
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO

Knitting and Purling Backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed Toys
Baby items - but rarely, I'd rather buy a gift and knit for adults
Knitting with Cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn - shocking, isn't it? heh!
Writing a pattern
Intarsia - this too is a category 3 as in, no thanks!
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 - about as useful as tits on a bull here in the Sunshine State
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public - OH YEAH!!!!

Speaking of KIPing, it's that time of year again!! June 9th is WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY!!!!

If you check the link, there are lots of WWKIP Day groups from all around the globe getting their needles ready to knit in public! One thing I haven't seen is a button for this year's WWKIP Day so maybe some photoshop owning, talented knitter would be willing to volunteer their button making skills and come up with a cool button we can all put on our blogs?

Let's all get those needles ready and mark your calendars for June 9th and let's ALL KIP from every corner of the globe!!

I'll leave you with a favorite Pumpkin pic....

Don't ya just love that lil P-Man tongue sticking out?


Margene said...

Ooooh...he's TOO CUTE! Nice knittin' list.;-)

Opal said...

That has to be the cutest picture of Pumpkin that I've ever seen! Cute overload!

KnitNana said...

What a sweetheart that orange baby is....
Ok...so YOU aren't into the idea of spinning to knit, either, huh?

Maia said...

Nothing is cuter than a tongue sticking out.

I am going to try to get over to San Rafael, CA for WWKIP Day.

I did my version of this list and almost everything is bold. Seems too boring to post.

Carole Knits said...

That is THE BEST picture of Pumpkin!

Monika said...

This is just the cutest kitty on earth! ;o) (don't tell him I called him kitty!)

Angie said...

Oh, P-man and his little tongue, so cute. I've been meaning to ask you, since you are in such a temperate climate, what do you do about blocking when you knit with cotton or other fibers?

Carol said...

I knew your list would be very long! P-Man....ahhhhhh

Alison said...

I seriously was going to say exactly what Opal said about it being the cutest picture. My kids both said "Awwww".

I love seeing all the different things that knitter's have and haven't done!

AmyP said...

I wonder if knitting in the garden would count as "in public"?

La said...

Dang, that's the day I gotta attend an all-day notary seminar to renew my certification. Well, good thing we get an hour for lunch, because that's the only way I'm gonna be able to get my KIP on!

Kris said...

I love the commentary that went along with thrummed knitting!

Diane said...

How do cats manage to sleep in those awkward positions? And they always look so comfortable.

Kimberly said...

Oh thanks for mentioning world wide knitting day! I'm going to try to make a button, we'll see if I find some spare time.