Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Been There, Tried That (or Not)

A blog I read, CanaryKnits, posted a meme about knitting experience.  She highlighted the things on the list she had done.  I do love a good list, so I did the same.

Dragon for Stephen
Techniques
Garter
Stockinette
Drop Stitch
Twisted Stitch
Slip Stitch/Smocking
Moebius Band (not on purpose, anyway)
I-cord
Indianapolis Knitting Guild KAL
Buttonholes
Graffiti Knitting
Continental Style
English Style
Portuguese Style 
Lace
Entrelac
Intarsia
Fair Isle
Bobbles
Cables
Steeks
Short Rows
Darning
Felting
Knitting with Beads
Swatching
Long Tail CO
Tubular CO
Backwards Loops CO
Provisional CO (I still bear the emotional scars)
Knitting and Purling Backwards
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Magic Loop
Thrummed knitting

A Cardigan for Arwen

Fibers
banana
bamboo
cotton
linen
milk
soy
alpaca
buffalo
camel
cashmere
silk
wool
synthetic




Monster Slippers

Projects
Shawl
Scarf

Afghan
HatMittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Fingerless mitts

Armwarmers
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up

Slippers
SweaterCardigan
Sweater, Shrug/bolero/poncho
Toy/doll clothing
Baby items
Stuffed toys
Knitting items for a wedding
Holiday related knitting
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies well, toaster cozy actually…)Purses/bags
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Kalajoki Socks for Andrew
Designing
Sweaters
Mitts
Socks
Scarf
Dress
Skirt
Poncho
Hat

Publishing a Knitting Book
Other
Participating in a KAL
Charity Knitting
Knitting in public
Dying
Spinning
Teaching a male how to knit (what does it say about our culture that this is a big deal?)
Teaching a child to knit

Besides loving a good list, this gave me a chance to reflect on what I've done and what I'd like to try.  Learning to knit either Continental or Portuguese style has been on my list for awhile, but I keep avoiding it because it's easier to do things as I've always done them.  I think I need to bite the bullet, cast on for a boring, straight stockinette pair of socks, and try to learn to knit Continental-style.

I'd also like to try steeks, but, naturally, they terrify me as they are hideous, horrible monsters waiting to destroy all my fibery hopes and dreams.

Spinning is a deep rabbit hole that I think it's best not to go down.  I've thought about trying to design something, probably socks, but it's not a pressing desire of mine.  There are so many beautiful patterns already that I never search Ravelry for something and thing, "Drat.  There are no patterns that do what I want!"  If a beloved friend were to get married, I would happily knit something fabulous for him/her, but only if he/she requested it.  If a kid showed an interest, I'd happily teach him/her, but since I don't have any kids the opportunities are infrequent.

Hmmm, Continental.

5 comments:

  1. Jessica (indytricoter on ravelry)May 4, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    I love this! I love Lists! My lists have their own lists! LOL. I am going to do this! Thanks for the cool idea!

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  2. I had to laugh at the Provisional Cast On and the "bearing of emotinal scars" comment. Me, too! (I keep Tension Tamer tea nearby when this cast on is called for). And why IS it ever called for? That shawl from the KAL--OMG!

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  3. @Kelly, Ohhh, I hate the provisional cast on. I should probably take a class on different cast ons, but there are so many other, more fun things to learn!

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  4. Wow - very impressive list, that. You do such wonderful work.

    Lynn

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  5. I don't knit, but even I can spot that you deserve a "job well done!" Most impressive :)

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