Knitting Meme

The official rules are mark with bold the things you have knit at least once, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest. I’m changing it up a little. I am going to bold the techniques I have done. I italizcising everything else because, truly, I want to try it all. My notes in parentheses.

Afghan (does a doll afghan count?)

I-cord

Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire (have crocheted with silver wire though)

Shawl

Stockinette stitch

Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn

Mittens: Cuff-up

Mittens: Tip-down

Hat

Knitting with silk

Moebius band knitting

Participating in a KAL

Sweater (short attention span – planning to make a baby sweater)

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

Cardigan

Toy/doll clothing

Knitting with circular needles

Knitting with your own handspun yarn

Slippers

Graffiti knitting

Continental knitting

Designing knitted garments

Cable stitch patterns

Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book

Scarf

Teaching a child to knit

American/English knitting

Knitting to make money

Button holes

Knitting with alpaca

Fair Isle knitting

Norwegian knitting

Dyeing with plant colors

Knitting items for a wedding

Household items

Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars (including today while waiting to vote!)

Olympic knitting

Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn

Knitting with DPNs

Holiday related knitting

Bobbles

Knitting for a living

Knitting with cotton

Knitting smocking

Dyeing yarn

Steeks

Knitting art

Fulling/felting

Knitting with wool

Textured knitting

Kitchener BO

Purses/bags

Knitting with beads

Swatching

Long Tail CO

Entrelac

Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting

Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn (including today while waiting to vote!)

Stuffed toys

Baby items

Knitting with cashmere

Darning

Jewelry

Knitting with synthetic yarn (including today while waiting to vote!)

Writing a pattern

Gloves

Intarsia

Knitting with linen

Knitting for preemies

Tubular CO

Freeform knitting

Short rows

Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers (including today while waiting to vote!)

Pillows

Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine (including today while waiting to vote!)

Rug

Knitting on a loom

Thrummed knitting

Knitting a gift

Knitting for pets

Shrug/bolero/poncho

Knitting with dog/cat hair (does it count it it’s accidental?)

Hair accessories

Knitting in public (including today while waiting to vote!)

Jesse this morning

Jesse: ooh, it’s cold outside. I hope I don’t need to wear a hat.

Nana: why not?

Jesse: Not until Mama makes me that new one.

Shorties success!

Socks finished and fit a human! Going to be giving them to mom. She needs to try them on in the morning when she’s up. They’re a tad small for me, but I have larger feet than mom.

Shorties Finished!

Shorties Finished!

Baby Squash Hat Finished!

Baby squash hat finished

Baby squash hat finished

Needs blocking but it is done. Glad to finally finish something. Finished it up during last night’s Stargate Atlantis and did the I-cord during last week’s Dr. Who. Didn’t make it through this week’s Dr. Who because I fell asleep. Had saved last week’s so I could watch them both together.

I was a looooong 2 weeks at work, working 2 weekends in a row. Didn’t get any knitting done. But, the project is almost done and will be delivered Monday. 🙂

A friend at work had her baby two days ago so I had a push to get this done. It wasn’t intended for her originally but started as something that could be done quickly (didn’t know it would take almost a month when I started it).

Hurt Book Sale at Interweave….

Just stocked up on some goodies from the Interweave Hurt Book sale…

Knitting

  • Knitted Babes
  • Folk Hats
  • Wrap Style
  • Socks
  • Gossamer Webs Design Collection

Jewelry

  • Beadwork Creates Earrings
  • Hip To Bead
  • Crochet With Wire
  • Knitting With Wire

Stach enhancements today!

I stopped at the Kirkwood Knittery this morning because of their big sale. I was hoping to get some more sock yarn for $1 like I did at the Super Bowl. No luck on the sock yarn, but I did get:

2 skeins Quellón by Araucania Yarns

Quellon #9

Quellon #7

Quellon #8

Quellon #6

More Sitar from Nashua Handknits

1 Skeins in Brilliant Dusk

Sitar - Brilliant Dusk

2 Skeins in Jungle

Sitar - Jungle

1 Skein in Earth

Sitar Earth

Sitar Earth

Noro Hana Silk

Noro Hana Silk

4 Skeins Lavendar, 4 Skeins Purple, 4 Skeins Lavendar, 8 Skeins Teal and 8 Skeins Green (of course)

And, Lasso Collinette in Mint Chocolate.

Colinette Lasso - Mint Chocolate

I also had a little help taking the photos.

Starbuck helping with photos

First Killer Bunny got to his target!

So I’m still alive in the Killer Bunny swap!

Hybrid Franken Bunny (Ravelry link to project) made it in time.

Killer Franken Bunny #1

My favorite part is the giant fluffy tail. The pattern calls for a smaller crocheted tail, but Frankie needed a giant tail to enhance his ninja skills.

Killer Franken Bunny #1

Next up: Killer Bunny 2 (Ravelry link to project).

Every day I expect a small assassin to be waiting in the mail and every day I’m alive one more day.

We’ll see how long it lasts. With being sick and having to re-start, KB2 is off to a slow start. I also should have started sooner, but I didn’t know if Frank would make it in time and I wanted to finish the Cozy Socks.

My first pair of socks

I said I wouldn’t knit any socks. I knew that I would totally suffer from second sock syndrome, so I never even considered knitting socks. Then I learned magic loop while knitting
my son’s armor
. Suddenly socks didn’t seem so bad.

These are the tutorial socks from “2-at-time Socks” by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.

My first pair of socks

I don’t know when I’ll make a pair of real socks that would someone in my family. Jesse wants me to knit armor for his friend, so that will my next magic loop project.

Overall, this was a good project. There’s a lot of new stuff, including doing Kitchener stitch for the first time.

EDITED: Here’s an in-progress photo

Sock in Progress

EDITED: Added photos with the sock monster. How cool is it that the designer of the socks commented on my post! SQUEE!

Charlie's new socks

Wrist warmers are finally finished!

I was almost done two weeks ago, but had the unfortunate problem of having way too much fabric in the hand…

Almost finished wrist warmers that are way, way too big!

I had to frog it down to the ribbing and re-knit it with size 1 needles. Now, they fit!

Finished wrist warmers that Fit!

I did an inch of K2P2 ribbing on the hand to keep it from rolling and 3 rows of K1P1 on the thumb.

Finished wrist warmers that Fit!

Two-Hour Purse Decorated and Ready-to-Go!

I finished up the two-hour purse by using hand-painted roving and my needle-felting tools and freeforming some cool swirls. Bailey picked the roving because she wants the purse as a present for her birthday.

Here’s the Front:

Side 1 of Two-Hour Purse

and the back:

Back of Two-Hour Purse

I also felted a circular shape that I knitted with the leftover yarn. Jesse wants it for his birthday, why I don’t know he just likes getting stuff I guess….

Felted and Decorated

A Busy Friday and Saturday

Friday night we went to the kids’ school to check out their science fair projects.

Jesse and his science fair project on Frogs

 

Jesse’s project was about the stages of tadpole development. Unfortunately, all the tadpoles died to they got a frog that still had a bit of a tail.

Jesse and his science fair project on Frogs

 

Bailey and her friend did Volcanos.

Bailey's "Exploding" Volcano Project

 

Saturday night, I got lots of knitting time while Brook was out with a friend and the kids were at Grandma’s. I put on an audiobook and cast on my Two-Hour Purse for Year of Wonders. I would have worked on my other projects, but, alas, they were left in the car and silly me didn’t feel like finding shoes and going out to get them (the problem with not having an attached garage!)

But, I got the purse all knitted up

Two-Hour Purse - Before Felting

 

And today, I felted it while waiting for emails from work.

Two Hour Purse - After Felting, but still wet

 

 

Once it’s dry, I’m going to add decoration with my roving and needle-felting tools. 🙂