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Fun Knitting List!!!

I found this fun knitting list here Creative Meets Crafting Blog so I thought I would try it out.

Bold= things you have done.

Italics= is things you want to do at some point.

Normal= is things you don’t plan on doing.

  • Afghan
  • I-cord
  • Garter stitch
  • Knitting with metal wire
  • 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
  • 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
  • Baby items
  • Knitting with your own handspun yarn
  • Slippers
  • Graffiti knitting: knitting items on, or to be left on the street
  • Continental knitting
  • Designing knitted garments
  • Cable stitch patterns
  • Lace patterns
  • Publishing a knitting book
  • Scarf
  • Teaching a child to knit
  • Knitting to make money
  • Button holes
  • Knitting with alpaca
  • Fair Isle knitting
  • Norwegian knitting
  • Household items: dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…
  • knitting socks- or other small tubular items- on two circulars
  • Dyeing with plant colours
  • Knitting items for a wedding
  • Olympic knitting
  • Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
  • Knitting with dpns
  • Holiday related knitting
  • Teaching a male how to knit
  • 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/variegated yarn
  • Stuffed toys
  • Knitting with cashmere
  • Darning
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting with synthetic yarn
  • Writing a pattern
  • Gloves
  • Intarsia
  • Knitting with linen
  • Knitting for preemies
  • Tubular CO
  • Free-form knitting
  • Short rows
  • Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm-warmers
  • Pillows
  • Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
  • Rug
  • Knitting on a loom
  • Thrummed knitting
  • Knitting a gift
  • Knitting for pets
  • Shrug/bolero/poncho
  • Knitting with dog/cat hair
  • Hair accessories
  • Knitting in public

I’m surprised how many techniques and things I have done considering my  age. I look forward to trying the things I haven’t done yet!

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May 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm 1 comment

1st Sale

I made my first sale today! I’m sooo excited. I didn’t even realize it, I thought I just didn’t list the itme right. LOL. Even though the item only cost $2.50 and free shipping. LOL. I’m excited! I love looking at that little link that says “1 sale”. Did I mention I’m excited?! Hopefully this will be the first of many! Time to celebrate!

April 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

New Etsy Shop

YAY! I have finally set up my new etsy shop. Not many items listed yet, but I’m working on it.

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smallpy2varigated3 I’m doing dishcloths and facecloths in fun bright colors. Hopefully people will buy!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6326784

April 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm 1 comment

A Little Something

I don’t have alot of time to blog today (i’m busy busy) so here’s 2 little videos of little Sophie in action. FYI I have been knitting but everything is taking FOREVER. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you some updates soon.

Sophie insists that she cannot go down the stairs by herself. I think its pure laziness. This video is proof that she can, if she wants a stick bad enough!

Just a note, this is not my ash tray (it is for my mom). I don’t smoke and think it’s TERRIBLE! (no animal was harmed in the filming of this video 🙂 LOL I’m soo lame.

April 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Rubba dub dub… she hates the tub

I gave Sophie her bath today. For some reason she hates being in the tub (even though she will chase a goose into a pond!). She has to get over it since she is a morkie.This is the “patheticness” that it my puppy.

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Her first of many attempts at escaping.

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She looks like one of those naked dogs.

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This is her favorite part, when I take her out and wrap her up like a baby.

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Sophie, meet Mr. Hairdryer.

She actually didn’t mind the blow dryer. She barked at first but she got over it.

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Finished product! Look at that huge smile. Isn’t she cute?! After a bath she knows she looks good. She runs around the house… wait no, she prances around the house.

Luckily, we won’t have to go through this pathetic debacle until another 2 weeks! Right now it’s time to run around and play!

April 13, 2009 at 11:54 am 3 comments

Pop of Color

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Started this rippled blanket a couple days ago. My mom saw and she instantly wanted it. So this is going to her. I’m using leftover Red Heart acrylic yarn. I normally don’t use acrylic, but I don’t mind when it is for a blanket. This thig is massive. I chained something like 156.

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I’m setting up a new etsy shop where I’m going to sell dish cloths. I started crocheting these and they are very addictive. It takes me about half an hour to finish a large one. It is so relaxing! I love the bright colors of cotton that they are selling now. Summer colors!

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I bought this journal a couple of days ago. I dedicated it to knitting and I am addicted to it!. I carry it around with me and jot notes, ideas, designs, and info about projects in it.

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This comes especially in handy when I am laying in bed and knitting ideas creep into my head. I can jot them down and I’m able to fall asleep. I have been falling asleep faster and I actually remember my ideas from last night!

I am also putting pics and information of projects in here. It’s like Ravelry in a notebook. I’m doing this so when I become older (hopefully a knitting prodigy by then LOL) I’ll have this notebook because I don’t know if Ravelry will still be here in 40 years. Probably there will be something better and more high tech than the computer. So  I want something like Ravelry that I know will last forever!

These are really fun. I think that all knitters should get one. It really does change the way you knit. Just get a cheap (but cute) journal at Target, and fill it up wit everything knitting!

knitting-022 I bought “Super Stitches Knitting” by Karen Hemingway yesterday. It is a great reference book with beautiful pictures. Each stitch is knitted out of bright color yarn and the stitches are organized beautifully. I already have post it stickies all over it.

Bright coors make me soo HAPPY!!!!

April 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm 1 comment

Spring?! Really?!

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I think that it is against the law to call a day like this “Spring”. It’s April 7, about to be Easter,  the season opener, and…it is snowing. It seems like in Cleveland one day it is 50 degrees and the next it is a blizzard. Oh wait that is true. I’m not complaining, I like the snow every once in awhile, but it could have waited until tomorrow.

I was soo excited about today because it’s the CLeveland INdians season opener. I’ve been waiting forever to sit down, watch some baseball and knit. Everything was going hunky dorey until 10 minutes before the game came on the lights went out!

AAAHHH! Mother Nature was blowing full force with high winds and blizzard like conditions. I would have been grateful for this any other day. Black outs give me a chance to knit in peace and not have any distractions, but today it was an unwelcome surprised.

So what did I do while the lights were out? What any on else would do…

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knit and…

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text!!! I  kept Twitter updated with my situation. Poor twitterers who had to read my worried tweets.

I was going to listen to the basebal game old school (on the radio) but my radio didn’t have batteries. Luckily, the lights came on an hour later and I didn’t freee to death. It probably would have been better if the lights never came on because the Indians loss (sniffle sniffle)

Anyways, after that escapade my day was great. Got a lot of knitting done, watched my first baseball game of the season, and had a delicious breakfast dinner. I’ m so happy.

April 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm 1 comment

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