18 January 2009

Knitting skills

I'm feeling much better now. I have some lingering congestion, but nothing too serious. Thank you all for the get well vibes. They appear to have worked :)

Nicked the following from kemtee. Thanks, gal! It's interesting to see all my knitting skills inventoried like this.

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

Garter stitch (Just don’t like the way it looks, and it’s a total snoozer to work.)
Knitting with metal wire
Shawl (LOVE shawls. Anything that doesn’t really rely on gauge has my approval.)
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hats: Top-down
Hats: Cuff-up
Knitting with silk (I have knit with silk blends, but not 100% silk.)
Moebius band knitting (Fascinating technique. I’ve used Cat Bordhi’s method for casting on, and it’s one of those things that you have to do with faith that it will come out right because it’s completely weird.)
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn (Not yet. I do have several sweaters in my closet that I’d like to frog and recycle the yarn.
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn (Never heard of it.)
Domino knitting
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting (Wish I could do more of this, but I end up having so many gifts on the needles that I am left with little time for charity knitting.)
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles (Almost always.)
Baby items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn (If I ever get that spinning wheel I’m lusting after…)
Slippers (I’d love to try the Fiber Trends felted clog pattern.)
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Combination knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (And proud of it. Knitting continental seems to be the popular and preferred thing to do, but I like the way I do it just fine.)
Knitting to make money (This would undoubtedly suck the joy out of the craft for me. If I don’t like someone enough to knit them something for free, then it’s not worth my time.)
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting (Can’t wait to learn this one.)
Norwegian knitting (I guess? It looks a lot like fair isle.)
Dyeing with plant colors
Dyeing spinning fiber
Knitting items for a wedding (I made the beaded shawl I wore in my wedding.)
Household items
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars (The only way to go for me.)
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn (My aunt spun me some yarn to make a couple of small lacey handbags for my wedding, but I never finished them.)
Knitting with dpns (Blah.)
Holiday related knitting (Someday I want to make Christmas stockings for my little family.)
Teaching a male how to knit (Tried teaching my brother to knit, but it didn’t stick.)
Knitting for a living (Again with the sucking of the joy.)
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn (I have the tools but haven’t had the time yet.)
Steeks (Definitely. As part of the fair isle learning.)
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously (Too confusing to juggle 2 balls of yarn. I’ll stick with 1 sock at a time on 1 circ.)
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch (I actually like kitchener. It’s like magic!)
Knitted flowers
Purses/bags (My very first knitted object was a bag that I still use.)
Knitting with beads (Though I have to say that the crochet hook method of knitting with beads is much easier than stringing the beads before knitting.)
Swatching (Hate. Swatching.)
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards (VERY helpful when working entrelac.)
Machine knitting (I’m going to get flogged for this, but, what is the point?)
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Darning (Though I suspect I will have to learn how to do this as my socks get older.)
Knitting with synthetic yarn (Who hasn’t?)
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Pillows (I want to make a couple for the living room. Have to finish the afghan first.)
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine (I would seriously be lost as a knitter without Knitty.)
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift (I seem to do nothing but, lately.)
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public



Blogger Brena said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. This is a really nice comprehensive list!

7:43 AM  
Blogger kemtee said...

See, I dig the whole theory behind the moebius, but I don't trust myself to handle the stitches correctly. So I'll vicariously through y'all.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Does "accidental moebius" count?

8:51 AM  
Blogger Mag said...

I couldn't find an email, so I am writing you here. Thanks for the reality check Beverly. I agree with you, re: dishes served cold. I deleted the post as I'm over it now.

12:55 PM  

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