Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Knitting Survey ...

Knitting Survey

A knitting survey, as seen on Pollyanna Rainbow Sunshine and the Needles of Doom. (and I found it on Mommy Susie Knits.)

Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Afghan (I crochet Afghans but not sure I would knit one)
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 (Patons Soy Wool Blend?)
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book (I want to do one on needle felting someday)
Teaching a child to knit
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 handspun yarn (does anyone want to volunteer their handspun 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
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
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
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

What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life?

I think socks toe up on two circular needles mark the biggest change in my knitting life. In fact, it made me a serious knitter, LOL. Before that I only knew cast on, knit, purl and cast off. I perhaps knit a total of 4 items in all my life before I learned about hand knit socks only 2 years 4 months ago. My obsession with knitting soon followed. And certainly Knitting Blogs, KAL's and Swaps have helped me to meet lots of knitters and make many new friends. Frankly ... it's brought a lot of joy into my life.

And I can't leave out the fact that a new LYS has changed my life as well. It's just what I needed at this time in my life. To feel right at home in my new home town of Salem, MA. It was a way to meet people with the same interests but quickly became the connection to make some new friends that I hope I'll know for a long, long time to come. Meeting every Thursday has become a way of life. And now I don't think I could be happy without the people I've meet there.

So it's not just about the knitting ;-)

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