Daily Archives: May 14, 2007

Monday meme

Here’s a knitting meme making the rounds. I’ve seen it several places, kind of like the one with books. Here’s how it works:
Mark with bold the things you have ever knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

(I bolded if I have ever knit it; but marked with an asterisk if I haven’t actually finished the project! Cathy-Cate)



Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire *


Stockinette stitch 

Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn — I have some in my stash…

Mittens: Cuff-up *

Mittens: Tip-down


Knitting with silk

Moebius band knitting

Participating in a KAL


Knitting with recycyled/secondhand yarn (at least the recycled sari silk, which may not exactly be what this one’s about; but I haven’t actually completely frogged and reknit an entire completed or bought sweater)

Slip stitch patterns

Knitting with banana fiber yarn (also in the stash, recently acquired!)

Domino (modular) knitting

Twisted stitch patterns

Knitting with bamboo yarn (also in the stash; see a pattern emerging?)

Two end/twined knitting

Charity knitting

Knitting with soy yarn


Toy/doll knitting (I thought not, but then I remembered a commission last year to knit a hat for a baby doll belonging to a friend’s daughter, whose hat had disappeared. Heaven forbid the dolly have a cold head, so I made a teeny hat.)

Knitting with circular needles

Baby items

Knitting with your own handspun yarn


Graffiti knitting (leaving knitted stuff on the streets like graffiti)

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


Knitting with alpaca

Fair Isle knitting

Norwegian knitting

Dying with plant colors

Knitting items for a wedding

Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)

Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars

Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn

Knitting with dpns

Holiday related knitting

Teaching a [person of a different gender] to knit


Knitting for a living

Knitting with cotton

Knitting smocking

Dyeing yarn


Knitting art

Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously


Knitting with wool

Textured knitting

Kitchener stitch


Knitting with beads


Long Tail CO


Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting

Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn

Stuffed toys

Baby items

Knitting with cashmere



Knitting with synthetic yarn

Writing a pattern



Knitting with linen (again, in the stash, with a project in mind)

Knitting for preemies

Tubular CO (I don’t think I have, but it’s possible)

Freeform knitting

Short rows

Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers


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

What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life?

Knitting with two circular needles. It has taken away a prior aversion to sleeves, socks and other small diameter tubular knitting. Love it!

This was interesting — I’m surprised how many different things I’ve done in a couple decades of knitting. But there is so much I haven’t done, and so many things to learn. Looks like I’m willing to try almost anything!  And there are so many things I wish I’d figured out sooner! Knitting is a lifetime adventure, that’s for sure.