Thursday, January 20, 2011

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

I posted this list to my blog almost 4 years ago. ACK. I thought it might be fun to compare my knitting experience then to what it is now. Kind of a nice pick-me-up to show how far I've come and how much I've learned. I've put (done) next to anything not originally in bold face.

Knitting Meme

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

Afghan/Blanket (baby)
I-cord (done)
Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down (done)
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn (done)
Mittens: Cuff-up (done)
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL (done)
Sweater (if baby sweaters count) (done adult too)
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn (done)
Domino knitting (modular knitting) (done)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn (done)
Two end knitting

Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn (done)
Toy/doll clothing (done)
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Slippers (done)
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street) (NEVER)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran) (done)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (not continental)
Knitting to make money (done, not much, but still)
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca

Fair Isle knitting (done)
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding (done)
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on circulars (done)
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn

Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit (maybe)
Knitting for a living (Ha! -- I wish)
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking (done)
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO (done)

Knitting with beads (done, pain in the ass)
Long Tail CO

Entrelac (done)
Knitting and purling backwards (done. Not good at it, yet!)
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys (done)
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere (done)
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern

Gloves (done)
Intarsia (done)
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies (done)
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows (done)
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers (done)
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 (NEVER)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public