Tuesday, May 22, 2007


So, I am super far behind everyone else. I have been procrastinating over my first post because I have no pictures to share. I had pictures of the new tank I knit for B on the camera when DH left with it for his 3 week cross-country road trip, and pictures on the laptop, also traveling now, but not a single solitary picture of handknit anything to post.

But, I decided I could not wait the week that is left before camera and laptop (and dh) return home, so I can, at least, post my answers to the poll. I was surprised by how many I had done, and more surprised by the ones I have absolutely no desire to ever do. Knitting for a wedding? No thank you, not unless it was my own and I've already walked down that particular aisle. And knitting with dog or cat hair? Eeeew. I have been supremely annoyed (not to mention sniffly and scratchy) due to the copious amount of cat hair hidden in my most recently purchased indie hand dyed Etsy skein, why would I do that on purpose?

I put together some shelving cubes and organized my yarn cubby last week. Ahem, pictures will be forthcoming, I am inordinately proud of my new little area. It was scary though to see laid out in one big pile just how many WIP's I actually have. I am the original ADD knitter. I can work on any given project for no more than a couple of days before I am compelled to cast on something new. In fact, just last night, when I had promised myself I would finish one of my current pairs of socks, I cast on for a felted purse instead. Oh well, it works for me anyway.

Here's my version of the list....

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

Afghan (Bold and italic to signify the half completed full size afghan that's never going to be ready by Father's Day. )
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
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
EntrelacKnitting 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


Dee said...

Can't wait to see more of your finished stuff, Elisa.

Gina said...

I can't wait for the stash shots. Neatly organized yarn makes me salivate.

Dani said...

Yea! Another serial starter. I can't wait to see some of your work.