Saturday, July 14, 2007

Knitting Experience

Ever wanted to see statues of people and animals made out of concrete and broken beer bottles?

Visit Wisconsin Concrete County Park south of Phillips, Wisconsin. Stops like these are essential to the summer vacation roadtrip!

I've been knitting for three years. Seems like a lot longer. When I started out, I made a policy that with each project I would learn something new. A new technique, stitch pattern, cast on, cast off, needles, pattern. Aside from a few socks and dish cloths, I think I've followed that policy pretty well. I've learned a lot, but there's still plenty left for me to try. Here's a little meme making the rounds I thought would be good here.

Bold for stuff you’ve done, Italics for stuff you intend to do one day, and Normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

I-cord edging
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with yarn made of camel, yak, alpaca, synthetic, sheep's wool, recycled,vintage, silk, soy, bamboo, banana, plastic bags, cut up fabric, cashmere, hemp, linen, wire, cotton
Mittens cuff up
Mittens fingers down
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Slip stitch patterns
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental Knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting (vs. continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting for a living
Button holes
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn
Knitting art
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Writing a pattern
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
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
Knit a vintage pattern (over 40 yrs old)
Cross stitch/Embroidery/Needlepoint
Sew-like on a machine


Batty said...

Ummm, no, not really. But if they are there... I heard about this website,, which is essentially a portal to weird roadside attractions all over the US. I'm so going to consult it before my next road trip!

Rebel said...

I've been knitting for about 3 years and you know about a bazillion more techniques than I do. My policy is "knit whatever the heck I feel like" even if that means 23 pair of Fuzzy Feet. ;)

Love those statues. - zuma

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I like that the people you vacation with let you stop at such attractions. I'm still pissed about not stopping at the Baseball Hall of Fame when we were passing through Cooperstown, New York and other sites both large and small. Love the fiber. Where'd it come from.

the kitchener bitch said...

OMG, I can't believe you know about Fred Smith! I adore him. I have a photo of his Statue of Liberty hanging in my hallway (actually I have it in bubble wrap right now, but that's a different story.)