Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hiding behind a meme

Hi knitters,

Not much blogging lately, eh? Today I am posting what might be the world's slowest moving meme (seen on Mel, Jeni & Wizknitter's blogs) instead of giving you a real update on my life or knitting. This is pretty hectic weekend! The short form of the life update is: my project at work shipped June 15 and is quite successful, I'm leaving for Canada Sunday on a birding trip, and mom is coming to visit July 14.

The knitting update is: Monet waterlily sock #1 is in the straightaway on the foot down to the toe. The ancient 2004 whales baby cardigan got another shot at becoming an FO.. but didn't make it, despite last minute attempts to sew in the sleeves. I knit a hat out of yarn I spun and I'm very proud and grateful to the spinners who come spin with me to keep me learning this new craft.

I hosted a baby shower last Sunday for a non-knitting friend and tomorrow we are having a farewell to Kristi, boo-freakin'-hoo.

And now.. the meme

Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

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 fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns

Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting (twined knitting)
Charity knitting

Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn

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
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

Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
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
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 (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
LongTail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys

Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern

Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows

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

Comments on the above: This is a fun list of things to think about. I have cashmere and linen that I bought at Stitches West in February - but only the cashmere got marked with "things I plan to do". Hmm. And am I the only one who thinks knitting grafitti is a really fun idea? Can you imagine if we grafitti'ed the boba knitting locations with some knitted boba-grafitti? It would be a calling card only we would recognize.. just like real grafitti. And I was really surprised to have to answer "no" to "teach a child to knit". All that time I've spent entertaining kids with stuff out of my knitting bag and I never taught them to knit? Now there's something I'd better get moving on!


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