Monday, 17 March 2008

Interim post

I'm having great trouble getting myself in gear to photograph the (many) things I've been making over the last few weeks, and I don't articulate myself well enough to describe without photos, si I must apologise for my slow blogging. Hopefully, as I have 6 days off work for Easter, at least one of them will be good enough to get my camera out.

One thing I know I am good at is lists, so here is one for you: A while back (23rd July 2007 to be exact - see this post) I posted a meme listing the knitting related tasks I had tried or completed. I thought now might be a good time to review what I have achieved since I started knitting, and how far I have to go ...

So, from the original list, I have additionally tried:

  • Shawl

  • I-cord (I'd not heard of this at the time - now I think it lives up to its name of 'idiot-cord'!)

  • Toe-up socks

  • Mittens cuff-up

  • Hat

  • Knitting with silk

  • Slip stitch patterns

  • Twisted stitch patterns

  • Charity knitting (innocent hats)

  • Knitting with soy yarn

  • Knitting with circular needles

  • Cable stitch patterns

  • Buttonholes

  • Knitting with alpaca

  • Fair Isle knitting

  • Household items (tea cosy)

  • Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars

  • Holiday related knitting

  • Dyeing yarn (Kool Aid - great stuff!)

  • Kitchener stitch

  • Purses/bags

  • Knitting with beads

  • Entrelac

  • Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers

  • Thrummed knitting

Phew! There's still a way to go, and I'm adding my own ideas to the list every day. I will not however, be knitting clothing for my pets. Nor will I be combing them to harvest their fur and spin it any time soon (2 short haired cats. But perhaps when I have sheep or 2 that will seem infinitely more sensible!)


trashalou said...

Hi Crafty Librarian Lady, have just checked my messages on ravelry for the first time in ages - sorry you have had to wait but hope I am still within the tineframe. regards :-)

International Scarf Exchange said...

Wow! What an incredible list. You're a 'fearless' knitter for sure!

Have a nice break over Easter.


Anonymous said...

That's a lot of knitting. Well done!

Just dropping by to say a (belated) thank you for the lovely notebook you sent me for PIF. It really is gorgeous. I have blogged it at