Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Knitting Journey

I got this from Homestead Lutheran Academy. I only started knitting about a year and 1/2 ago, and it is interesting to see all the stuff that I've done....and all the stuff I want to do. How about you?

Here are the directions:
Bold the things you have done.
Use italics for things you plan to do one day.
Use normal typeface for things you are not planning on doing.

Note: There are some things I might do some day that I have not put into italics. I only italicized the things I plan to do in the foreseeable future.

American/English knitting
Button holes
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Continental knitting
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Double knitting
Drop stitch patterns
Fair Isle knitting
Freeform knitting
Garter stitch
Kitchener BO
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with DPNs
Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting smocking
Knitting small tubular items on two circulars
Knitting a circular item using the Magic Loop
Lace patterns
Long Tail CO
Moebius band knitting
Norwegian knitting
Provisional CO
Short rows
Slip Stitch patterns
Stockinette stitch
Textured knitting
Swiss Darning or Duplicate stitch
Thrummed knitting
Tubular CO
Twisted stitch patterns
Two end knitting
Knitting with alpaca
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Knitting with beads
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting with linen
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with silk
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with wool
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Afghan/Blanket Baby items
Cuffs/Fingerless mitts/Arm warmers
Hair accessories
Household items
Mittens: Cuff-upMittens:
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Stuffed toys
Toy/Doll clothing
Charity knitting
Designing knitted garments
Dyeing yarn with plant colors
Dyeing yarn with acid dyes
Dyeing yarn with kool-ade and other food colorings
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Holiday-related knitting
Knitting art
Knitting a gift
Knitting for a living
Knitting on a loom
Knitting to make money
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting for pets
Knitting for preemies
Knitting in public
Knitting items for a wedding
Machine knitting
Olympic knitting
Participating in a KAL
Publishing a knitting book
Resizing patterns
Spinning on a drop spindle
Spinning with a spinning wheel
Teaching a male how to knit
Teaching knitting classes
Writing a pattern


Presbytera said...

I'm still stuck at the washcloth/bib/poncho stage but I am happy in my knitting. I don't even know half of the items in the list!!! Glad that you are progressing in your knitting. I have lots of yarn purchased and plans in the future -- it just never seems to come about.

Marie N. said...

Glad you enjoyed the list!

I'm chuckling at Presbytera's comment because when I was going through my list I had to google some of the terms to see if I had experience with them or not.

Graffiti knitting? I become too attached and invested in my projects to leave them laying as litter in the street!

Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...


A lot of these things are doubled (for instance, socks and dishcloths were for holiday knitting, which are gifts, etc.) The one sweater dress I had to make (again, a Christmas gift for my daughte) I needed to alter the pattern in order for it to fit (in fact, 6 months later, I'm still figuring that one out)..and it had cables. Dishcloths are textured, knit out of cotton, etc.

It looks a LOT more accomplished than it is. In all, I've done all of this while only knitting about ten different projects.