Knittingdodo’s knit rants

Yarn, Needles, An Extinct Bird……What More Do You Need?

A Meme From Me, Uh Me… January 19, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — knittingdodo @ 6:31 pm

I stole this from DriveByThinking’s blog…


Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Afghan  (I’m gonna have to do one soon enough.  Mom’s requested one)

Garter stitch  (But only when I have to)

Knitting with metal wire 
Shawl  (Planning a few for 2009.)
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn 
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down  (Why not. I did socks backwards — why not mittens?)
Hats: Top-down
Hats: Cuff-up  (I like cuff up better on hats, though. But, living in SoCal, hats don’t need to be made often)
Knitting with silk  (I’ve got some silk sock yarn that I’m itchin’ to cast on.)
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL 
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn  (I will be starting Mom’s 2nd time cotton sweater very soon)
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn  
Domino knitting 
Twisted stitch patterns 
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting

Charity knitting  (I don’t as often as I should, but my family has a long list of things they want)
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles  (Death to straights!)
Baby items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn  (Not at all interested in spinning at this point)
Slippers  (Mom wants a pair.)
Graffiti knitting  (Wha?)
Continental knitting  (Is there any other way to knit?  I mean, really)
Combination knitting
Designing knitted garments  (Maybe one day…but not anyday soon)
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book  (I can hardly manage a knitting blog!)
Participate in an exchange  (I’m in a few now.  They’re fun, but not as much as I’d hoped.  Lots of drama)
Scarf  (um, what knitter hasn’t done a scarf?  Isn’t that the international first knitting project?)
Teaching a child to knit  (mine are still way too little)
American/English knitting  (I need to learn in order to start my fair isle projects.)
Knitting to make money  (Would love to. Can’t convince people to buy $45 socks…)
Knitting with alpaca (LOVE the Alpace Yarn Company!!!)
Fair Isle knitting  (By next month.)
Norwegian knitting  (Sometime this year…gotta get down fair isle first)
Dyeing with plant colors
Dyeing spinning fiber
Knitting items for a wedding  (If Brother asks…I’ve offered to make a wedding shawl)
Household items  (Just a couple of dishcloths)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars  (Aw, bliss.)
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn  (I’ve got some…I’ve just got to get to it.)
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting  (I take it this doesn’t mean gifts.)
Teaching a male how to knit  (Tried with Ron…it was painful)
Bobbles  (Me no likee bobbles.)
Knitting for a living  (That would make me very happy, but, I fear, impossible.)
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking 
Dying yarn 
Knitting art 
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously  (I’ve knit two on ONE, but apparently that doesn’t count.)
Fulling/felting  (It’s ok, but not something I want to do a lot)
Knitting with wool  (Duh.)
Textured knitting  (It’s all texture, isn’t it?)
Kitchener stitch  (I don’t mind kitchenering. Really.)
Knitted flowers  (blah)
Purses/bags  (couldn’r afford a knitting bag, so I made one)
Knitting with beads  (nah)
Swatching  (trying to get better about it.)
Long Tail CO
Entrelac  (Maybe one day, but ‘m not into it now.)
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn (socks!!!)
Stuffed toys 
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn  (As long as it doesn’t feel like sandpaper.)
Writing a pattern 
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO 

Free-form knitting 
Short rows  (Easy AND cool.)
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine

Rug  (Soon there will be a sock yarn rug in my mother’s den.)
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair  (On purpose or accidentally?)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public  (My favorite place to knit.)


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