Archive for May, 2007
5 element knitter is running a contest/helmet liner drive for our currently deployed troops. Regardless of politics I feel that if we can do something to help our men and women who volunteer for our country, then we should. Anyway, the liners should be made of a soft, washable wool. Ruth has links on her site for patterns and more information on the contest. Check out her blog!
I lifted this from Purple Princess Knits.
Mark with bold the things you have knit at least once, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest. It’s kind of fun to see all the things I’ve done in a little over a year and also gave me some ideas of what to try next. 🙂
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL 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
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
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 two socks (or other small tubular items) on 2 circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting in public
I’ve been tagged by Marly!
Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write on their blogs 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and need to read your blog.
Ok. 7 random facts.
1. The person who tagged me, Marly, and I have two weird coincidences in that our husbands are both named John and our youngest sons are both named Joe (sort of, Joe and Josiah).
2. Both of the kids are named to honor relatives, but their names also have literary ties to my and my husband’s favorite books. Lizzie is from Pride and Predjudice while Joe’s initals spell JEM from To Kill a Mockingbird.
3. I actually still have a friend that I’ve known since we were 4 years old and our mothers met while we were at dance class. We talk on almost a weekly basis.
4. My little sister’s birthday is the day before mine so we actually celebrated our birthdays together as kids. I think my mom was nuts having these giant parties with two distinct age groups. Now I appreciate it though and we still sometimes have a party together.
5. Just about everybody we know has trouble remembering which birthday is which. Including our family. Since I’m older people tend to want to make my birthday first. Hee.
6. Before taking up knitting, I have never really had a hobby.
7. When I was in college, a couple friends and I competed in the Anderson Voice competition. What was odd about this is the competition was usually made up of performance majors and all of us were Music Education. We were out to disprove the old adage, “Those who cannot do, teach.” So there.