Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Did That but Not That

Grace put me onto this meme, from Mimknits (Miriam Felton). I found the list as it was to be difficult to follow, so I've alphabetized it.

Mark the items Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

  1. Afghan/Blanket (baby)
  2. American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
  3. Baby items
  4. Bobbles - I'm assuming I'll have to do this someday
  5. Button holes
  6. Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
  7. Cardigan
  8. Charity knitting
  9. Continental knitting
  10. Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
  11. Darning
  12. Designing knitted garments - doesn't include minor/major modifications
  13. Domino knitting (modular knitting)
  14. Drop stitch patterns
  15. Dyeing with plant colors
  16. Dyeing yarn
  17. Entrelac
  18. Fair Isle knitting
  19. Freeform knitting
  20. Fulling/felting
  21. Garter stitch
  22. Gloves
  23. Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
  24. Hair accessories
  25. Hat
  26. Holiday related knitting
  27. Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
  28. I-cord
  29. Intarsia
  30. Jewelry
  31. Kitchener BO
  32. Knitting a gift
  33. Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
  34. Knitting and purling backwards
  35. Knitting art
  36. Knitting for a living
  37. Knitting for pets
  38. Knitting for preemies
  39. Knitting in public
  40. Knitting items for a wedding
  41. Knitting on a loom
  42. Knitting smocking
  43. Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
  44. Knitting to make money
  45. Knitting with alpaca
  46. Knitting with bamboo yarn
  47. Knitting with banana fiber yarn
  48. Knitting with beads
  49. Knitting with camel yarn
  50. Knitting with cashmere
  51. Knitting with circular needles
  52. Knitting with cotton
  53. Knitting with dog/cat hair - I am not including the cat hairs that get knitted into everything Chez CBM
  54. Knitting with DPNs
  55. Knitting with linen
  56. Knitting with metal wire
  57. Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
  58. Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
  59. Knitting with silk
  60. Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
  61. Knitting with soy yarn
  62. Knitting with synthetic yarn
  63. Knitting with wool
  64. Knitting with your own handspun yarn
  65. Lace patterns
  66. Long Tail CO
  67. Machine knitting
  68. Mittens: Cuff-up
  69. Mittens: Tip-down
  70. Moebius band knitting
  71. Norwegian knitting
  72. Olympic knitting
  73. Participating in a KAL
  74. Pillows
  75. Publishing a knitting book
  76. Purses/bags
  77. Rug
  78. Scarf
  79. Shawl
  80. Short rows
  81. Shrug/bolero/poncho
  82. Slip stitch patterns
  83. Slippers
  84. Socks: toe-up
  85. Socks: top-down
  86. Steeks
  87. Stockinette stitch
  88. Stuffed toys
  89. Swatching
  90. Sweater
  91. Teaching a child to knit
  92. Teaching a woman to knit
  93. Teaching a male how to knit
  94. Textured knitting
  95. Thrummed knitting
  96. Toy/doll clothing
  97. Tubular CO
  98. Twisted stitch patterns
  99. Two end knitting - Tvåändsstickning
  100. Writing a pattern
So, if I've counted correctly, I've done 63 of these, I'm interested in or will do another 13, and have no interest in 24 of them. Which I guess means I've done quite a lot of things in my current 3 years of knitting, since before 2004 I only made 2 sweaters and some scarves and hats. I can think of all sorts of other things to add to this list, but I only added one: teaching a woman to knit.

For real insight into what we knitters do and what we like to do, visit the polls at Knitters' Review, and Clara Parkes' compilation, "The Anatomy of a Knitter, As Revealed in the KR Polls".


Cindy G said...

The alphbetical order does make this easier to read. Thanks! I may even get around to doing it myself. "Grafitti Knitting" is new to me, but sounds interestingly subersive. I'm not sure what "Olympic" knitting is, all I can think of are those great Dale of Norway sweaters, but presumable that would fall under Norwegian knitting....

CatBookMom said...

I took the 'Olympic' knitting to be participation in the Yarn Harlot's giant KAL last February. 'Graffiti' knitting is just another thing that I don't understand ('grok' is a better word); why leave bits of knitting strewn about the sidewalks? Well, on purpose, I mean.

TracyKM said...

It would be interesting to keep this and look back in a year. Two years ago I would never have thought I'd have 3 knitting machines. 10 years ago, I never thought I'd learn to knit socks!

Kim said...

funny you alphebetized it because i had just done that too. i haven't posted mine yet. it is amazing to look over and see all the things done so far.

Anonymous said...

That's something I would do - alphabetize it, I mean. I may have to do this meme, even though I said I won't do any more!

Karin said...

I'm glad someone did the alphabetizing, and although I swore off more memes, this one is interesting, and may yet make an appearance Chez Karin. I hope your kitty is feeling better, it's such a worry when they aren't