Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saw this on another knitting blog, good for keeping track. Fiance has commented lately that I've been knitting to the point that I'm unavailable, so I might have to tone it down a little, it's just that I'm so excited about my current knitting project for knit/purl that I can't put it down, plus I've got an amazing queue of Handmaiden Flaxen yarn, Malabrigo lace, adorable sock yarn from Lid and 50/2 silk to decide on a pattern for. There's no way for him to understand how excited I am about knitting.

Right now I've got a pattern from Amimono, by Isager. It's knit holding four strands in Moss stitch, and it's amazing to watch come along because I haven't worked on 10 3/4 needles for years. I don't think I've touched larger than a 6 for at least two. I feel like I'm skipping!

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:

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
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Household items: dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…
knitting socks- or other small tubular items- on two circulars
Dyeing with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Olympic Knitting
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
Dyeing yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed Toys
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 mitts/arm-warmers
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

Wow, that was way more fun to look at than to do.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

She'll be missed.

In more somber news, a couple of weeks ago when visiting Missoula, I bought the yarn for my veil from Joseph's coat. It's pure undyed silk, 50/2. I'd talked to the owner, Susannah, a couple of weeks before. H Tess let me know yesterday that Susannah passed away. She worked at her yarn shop until the day she died, constantly surrounded by visitors, friends and her ever present hundlein. A good life. She was an interesting and interested woman.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Oh man...

Not nearly enough knitting these days. Still working on Mom's Mother's Day socks, now about 1/4 of the way on sock #2.

After a morning of indolence, I decided that since my downstairs roommates have left for the summer, their den would make perfect yarn storage. I put away yarn that I had no plans for and organized my knitting needles. I was v. happy to discover that I have nearly ever size of 16" circular needles, almost of full run of longer circulars, (including, very strangely two 10 3/4) and all dpns minus 4 & 5. AND. I now own my very own crochet hook! My first, currently only for provisional cast-ons, but I have a few balls of dk cotton that my roommate gave to me that might make a nice washcloth? Or whatever a good first crochet project is...