Thursday, May 17, 2007

Morning MeMe #4

I am an occasional contributor, but a constant (albeit very slow and time limited) knitter. I love to crochet (gasp!) too. Actually any kind of craft I can find time and/or money for is fair game to me. :D I have to craft.

I'm relatively new to this knitting thing, although I've been a needle crafter for years. I enjoy it, but cannot seem to find enough time for it with three kids and their activities. I knit at the ball fields, in the pick-up line, in the car, at the soccer fields, at chorus concerts, and at PTO meetings! ;) and yes, I've been called "Granny" before for it!

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

Afghan (crocheted!)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting

Participating in a KAL
(doing this one now, but not finished!)
Drop stitch patterns

Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles

Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
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
Button holes

Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting

Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting

Teaching a male how to knit

Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys

Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen

Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/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


Shannon said...

My fairy! :)

Dee said...

Time is sort of the hot button issue, isn't it. Sometimes people will saying 'Wow, you sure have a lot of time on your hands'. Um, no, no more time then you have. It is about squeezing in those moments, huh? Well, that and delegating the driving and other boring work.

I will say, one of the best things ever is being able to knit and read. It has totally changed my life. I just finished reading 'Kitchen Confidential' by Anthony Bourdain it was my 'knitting while reading book'. I can't hang with reading anything too deep while knitting but fun fluff books are perfect for knitting. Give it a try, it may work for you too.

Dani said...

So tell me, how do you read and knit? I can't figure out how to situate the book so I can knit.

Dee said...

I read and knit at my kitchen table. Our dining room connects to our 'homeschool' room so while the kids bop around in there I can sit at the table and knit.

I sort of hold my knitting and book open at the same time. Maybe you should come over and I can show you ;) I also knit while on my laptop - it is a great way to read blogs LOL. Guess this is why I am a lurker on most blogs. And I don't really look down at my knitting when it is just stocking stitch, I use my fingers to 'tell' me where I am at.

I am going to stop now before you all think I am totally crazy insane.

Steff said...

Yes, Shannon! That is your fairy- have you named her yet? I haven't made one for me yet.

I do read and knit. I found a Yarn Harlot book at the thrift shop and I only read that while I knit. I usually prop the book open on the table or my lap while I knit. I too, don't really look at my knitting when I read, except if I need to count. ;)

I am sure I would have more knitting time if I didn't do other crafts and if I were a better housekeeper, so I didn't alwasy have 10 things going on at once! ;)