Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Knitting Skills Meme

The Knitting Skills Meme

Bold is for things you have done
Italic is for things you want to do some day
Leave anything else plain

Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn -I have some that I spun up
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 hand-spun yarn

Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange

Teaching a child to knit - I keep trying with my girls!
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting

Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun 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
Kitchener stitch

Knitted flowers
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items

Knitting with cashmere

Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern

Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting

Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine

Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life?
I have learned that it doesn't hurt to frog. I mean, yes it does hurt emotionally, but learning to frog and not feel (too) badly about it has made me feel a lot more free in my knitting. I swatch sample stitches and measure and go for it, or rip-it out and try something else a lot more at the beginning of projects and make sure it is working well before I put hours into a big project - but even with big ones, it's better to fix it or rip-it if you need to rather than put more time into a mess. Oh yeah, and use good supplies if you want to end up with a good finished project.

Now, this isn't really a meme, but I'm going to treat it as such (like anne did), as I couldn't tag anyone with the 7 facts one. So, if you've already done this let me know, otherwise Seanna, Mini, Tammy, Jenny, and Robyn
consider yourselves all tagged. Don't do it if you don't want to, and only tag the number of people you want. I found this very interesting to look at as an inventory of my skills, and gave me some ideas for things I want to try soon.

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