Friday, May 18, 2007

A knitting game

I just saw this on PurlyQueen's blog and thought it was fun. Also, I dont have any real knitting content as I'm still ploughing through Gill's Jaywalkers.

Garter stitch
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Participating in a KAL (with Christina)
Drop stitch patterns
Slip stitch patterns
Twisted stitch patterns (hee hee - I always knit twisted purls)
Cardigan (first major knitted project)
Knitting with circular needles
Lace patterns - lots lately
Scarf - amazingly, not until recently
Teaching a child to knit - well, Ive attempted to teach Adam
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Stuffed Toys
Baby items
Intarsia - In the 80s...enough said
Knitting with wool
Kitchener Bind Off
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Darning - of course, too mean to throw stuff away. And practising more darning and mending as the boys get bigger (and heavier on their clothing)
Knitting with synthetic yarn - especially in my penurious student days
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Shrug/Bolero/Poncho - have knitted shrugs, but they look better on my niece than on me
Knitting in public (despite being laughed at...Gill)
Knitting with Alpaca
Knitting with silk
Knitting to make money - I donated a knitting lesson to a silent auction for school which I think counts
Toy/Doll clothing
Socks: toe-up
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Knitting with dpns -the only way to go
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously (Once and never again!)
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Short rows - have knitted patterns with short rows, but I could not add them myself to a pattern
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Continental Knitting - again, the only way to go

Swatching (well sometimes I do swatch, but not always)
Charity knitting - feel that I ought to and I did a long time ago
Knitting with bananafiber yarn - why not
Knitting with Bamboo yarn - got some Blue Moon Bam Boo to knit a scarf
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn - maybe if Christina ever spins enough
Purses/bags (maybe - have some handles)
Knitting with pure cashmere (I think about this a lot, I remembered that I did knit something for Meredith in cashmere, but should do so again sometime...this time for me)
Knitting with your own handspun yarn - one day
Machine knitting - been thinking about this lately, but dont tell Nigel :-)
Knitting with Linen - waiting to be knitted up!

Afghan - cant imagine knitting anything so big and boring
Knitting and Purling Backwards - sounds like it would be useful but probably wont ever learn, old dog/new tricks etc
Writing a pattern
Moebius band knitting
Entrelac - looks like too much work
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Pillows - Tapestry but not knitted
Designing knitted garments - no desire to do this - too many nice patterns around. I have cobbled something together without a pattern, but its not what I would call 'design'
Dying with plant colors
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street) - And the point of this is...? I'm with PurlyQueen on this
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a male to knit (does Adam count? probably not, and he cant actually knit yet either)
Norwegian knitting
Steeks - (Too scared)
Knitting art - all my knitting is Art (har har de har har)
Tubular Cast-on - dont know, may have done!
Freeform knitting - pass my my birkenstocks and I'll move to Marin
Rug (as per the Afghan question)
Knitting on a loom (although Adam does have a Knitting Nancy)
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair - Yuk (and can you imagine how it would smell when wet?)
Hair accessories
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn - can't be bothered to unravel anything
Two end knitting - dont know what that is
Gloves (dont know what Ive got against gloves, since I'll happily knit mittens and socks...but there we are!)

I guess the fact that Ive been knitting for close to 30 years explains why the list is so heavily in the "have done" segment. I think the idea is to take a drink with every option that you have not done, but instead I'm just going to have a drink anyway....cheers!


Anonymous said...

O - needless to say I have stacks to say on this.
You have done loads of different things - more than I have for sure. Though I did teach a man to knit - and he knitted himself jumpers on the strength of it - and I do plan to dye my own fibre with plant colours - if I ever create any fibre, as you say.

...and finally: you "think about knitting cashmere a lot" !?


Anonymous said...

PS If I had a pet I would knit for it - but not with it.
PPS You and Purly Queen seem to be apologising to the natural fibre snobs. Strangely, I was very much one of them in the 1970's when I was a student, as natural was the only way to go - but I have grown out of it. Back then I knitted in simply horrid and inappropriate wools simply because they were the only cheap wools I could afford. Now we have fabulous luxury wool ranges which include synthetics - for example, all Debbie Bliss Cashmerino ranges have "12% microfibre", and they are wonderful yarns. Now I embrace synthetics where they are "right" - say socks and kids clothes for durability, or simply where they have been used to create a lovely product.
I must admit I still have a way to go before I embrace the 1960s Family Patterns in pure Courtelle crepe, though, (lucky for you, my little giftee...).