Marsha

My once and future knitting

My friend Gina (a.k.a. “she of the jaw-dropping stash”) just posted to her blog a meme about knitting projects. She’s got a pretty impressive list of accomplishments–my own pales in comparison.

The list of possibilities is interesting, though I object to “Teaching a man to knit” because it seems to assume that all the knitters who participate in this meme are women. So I’ve balanced this out by adding “Teaching a woman to knit” to the list.

I had to look up a few things. (All bow before the Great Google Search!) “Thrummed knitting”? That produces those super-thick mittens that are one color with flecks of another color on them. There’s a lovely picture and description of them here. And from what I can gather, “domino knitting” is a type of modular knitting that looks an awful lot like mitred squares (but isn’t). Interweave Press has a whole book on the subject and claims that it “has been the rage among European knitters for several years.” Hmmmm. Any European knitters out there who can tell me if this is true or not? Knitty has an article on “two-end knitting,” a Scandinavian technique that looks a bit complicated but produces very warm garments (which they need up there in Scandinavia, I’m sure!).

I’m surprised by just how many knitting techniques and projects I’ve tried. And it looks like there’s a lot more for me to do out there–and not many things I’m not interested in trying!

So how does your own list look? If you post this on your blog, put a note in the comments here letting me know to take a look!

THE RULES

  • Bold for stuff you’ve done
  • Italics for stuff you plan to do one day
  • Normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing

THE LIST

Afghan/blanket (baby)
I-cord
Garter stitch
Shawl
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Hat
Moebius band knitting
Sweater
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip-stitch patterns
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Cable-stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Scarf
American/English knitting
Buttonholes
Knitting with alpaca
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday-related knitting
Knitting with cotton
Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Purses/bags
Swatching
Long-tail CO
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegated yarn
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Jewelry
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Intarsia
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting a gift
Knitting in public
Teaching a woman to knit

Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Participating in a KAL
Drop-stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted-stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two-end knitting
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Teaching a man to knit
Bobbles
Knitting for a living
Dying yarn
Steeks
Knitting with beads
Entrelac
Knitting and purling backwards
Stuffed toys
Darning
Writing a pattern
Gloves
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Pillows
Rug
Thrummed knitting
Knitting for pets
Shrug/bolero/poncho
Knitting with dog/cat hair

Slippers
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on or to be left on the street)
Olympic knitting
Knitting smocking
Knitting art
Machine knitting
Knitting on a loom
Hair accessories

2 Responses to “My once and future knitting”

  1. […] first heard of domino knitting (the technique and the book) last month and mentioned it in a post but didn’t give it a lot of thought. After paging through this book, however, I am very […]

  2. […] gave me a terrific book called Domino Knitting, by Vivian Hoxbro. I had mentioned the technique in a post but didn’t know much about it. I finally got around to trying the technique last week when I […]