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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!

May 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm 1 comment

Felted Fun

I am getting on the felting train entirely too late, but it is fun!!!

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They crochet up soo fast and are easy peasy!

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I think this one is soo fun. I used Patons yarn in multi color. I love the wya that it made verticla stripes! IN my opinion, patons yarn felts must faster than Cascade 220. With Patons I only need to run through cycle once, with Cascade 220 I usually have to do it twice. But Cascade 220 has such a variety of fun colors! (sorry about horrible grammar)

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I just did this one today. Again made out of Patons Yarn.

If you like these bowls you can find them at http://www.harddaysknit.etsy.com

If your a crocheter and knitter, you should most definitedly experiment making these (if you haven’t already). They are so fun and useful!

May 2, 2009 at 11:05 pm 2 comments

Finished, but still no name

I finished my no name socks today! Sadly, they still have no name 😦

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These are the kind of socks that I lOVE to knit.  I just leave them by my couch and while I watch TV, I can pick them up and kint round and round and round, but the striping keeps me entertained so I don’t get to0 bored.

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I did have a dilemma with these socks though.  My Nana saw them and really wanted them. Giving me her pouty face (my family members love sweet talking me when they want something, it usually works too). Normally, I would be more than happy to give them to her, but once I finished them, they fit perfectly! Not too big, not too small. So I figured if I made her something else, she might forget about them. Maybe I will  make her some washcloths and a bath puff. That should distract her from my perfect fitting socks…

That’s it!!!! “Perfect fitting socks”! That should be the name of these socks! They are officially no longer nameless!!!

April 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

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 Shawl Startitis

Out of no where in the past couple of days, I decided that I wanted to make shawls. Not one, but 3. I have never made a shawl before and had no desire to., but then when I was browsing on Ravelry, all of these cute shawls started to pop up.  People were not wearing them like I imagine shawls being worn. They had them wrapped around their necks like handkerchiefs or bandannas. This sparked a knitting flame within me. I need a shawl! I new instantly which shawl I wanted to make first. It’s called the Texture Shawl ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/textured-shawl-recipe ).

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Needles : size 7

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of Andes in Daffodil

I must day though, I had the worst trouble getting this thing started. I must have ripped it ourt 20 times. At first I couldn’t get it increased to the right number. Then, I could not figure out the textured stitch. I knew how to do it, but when tou yarn over on the last knit the center stich start to slant. I could not figure it out, so I just switched it to seed stitch. I think it gives the same effect, but I loathe seed stitch. It’s the biggest pain in the butt! (especially when you have 200 some stitches) k1p1k1p1. YUCK!

But I love the way this is coming out and I think it will be perfect for Spring on those rainy days.

The other shawl I decided to start i sjust a simple shawl that has not pattern. I had some left over malabrigo sock yarn that I loved. I wanted malabrigo sock yarn around my neck!

blueshwlI’m not sure if I will have enough yarn to make a shawl that will wrap around my neck, if I don’t I will either rip it out or SOphie will have a super luxurious bandana.

The other shawl that I have not started yet but will probably have it cast on by the end of the day is the Springtime Bandit ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-bandit ) . I LOVE how this shawl looks. I hope that I will have enough yarn leftover to make the matching Springtime in Philadelphia Beret ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-in-philadelphia-canopy ).

Other shawls I love are:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quadrato

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aeolian-shawl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lumi

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silk-kerchief

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zetor-scarf

I have a lot of knitting to do! Better get started!

April 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

Pink and Green Obsession

I am a girl of many obsessions. Knitting, The Beatles, yarn, Ravelry, Cleveland Indians, Sophie, Twilight, etc. But one of my biggest obsession that has grown over the years is my obsession with green and pink.

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I call these my preppy socks. I had to hand dye the yarn becasue I could not find and pink and green sock yarn! I don’t think I’ve ever seen pink and green yarn in any weight! I’m gonna have to write a letter to someone about this national issue!

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Pink and green birthaday card from my mom. Nobody knows me better!

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Notebook, tin, mascara. Getting tired of seeing pink and green yet?

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This is my all time favorite find. It was $1 at target! How can something so small and so cheap make me soo happy?. It sits on my desk so when I need something to pick me up, I just look at this. I haven’t even taken it out of the wrapper. It’s too cute!

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Pink and green flowers.  Let’s continue…

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Okay,  so you had to know that Sophie would be somewhere in this post (like always).

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I had this dilemma that I had all these trinkets and cards that were really important to me. I didn’t want to put them out because it makes the room look cluttered and I didn’t have the strength to throw them out. So I found this adorable box at Old Time Pottery, so when I have things that are important to me (birthday cards, baseball tickets, postcards) I just throw them in this box. Then every so often I go throw the box and reminisce. It makes me happy 🙂

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This is getting ridiculous now!

When I walk into a store and I find something that’s pink and green it feels like I found gold. I can’t help it I’m addicted! Oh ya, another example of my obsession with pink and green is my blog theme :/

March 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm 1 comment

No Name Socks

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I have been racking my brain to come up with a name for these socks.  I always have fun naming my different projects, but I am totally drawing a blank.  First I thought of calling them peanut butter and jelly… NO there is no pink jelly and its not the color of peanut butter.  Then I thought hmm… Striking Stripes?… no… Sassy Stripes?…no. I finally gave up and just called them No Name Socks.

The yarn is Patons Kroy Sock Yarn. I was a little disappointed at the amount of yarn. I’m so used to KNit Picks spoiling me with 244 yards a skein, these skeins only have 166. I was very surprised at how wide the stripes knit up though. I was expecting thin stripes, but was pleasantly surprised to see these large stripes (my favorite) Of course I’m knitting 2 at a time on circulars  using magic loop (once I learned this I took a vow never to use DPNs ever again).

Have you ever had the problem while your knitting that your neck gets cold? Not me!

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It’s the new and improved knitting neckwarmer! Yes, it is my Sophie. It never fails that when I sit down to start to knit, she crawls up on my shoulder. It’s her favorite spot. I must admit that she sometimes maybe possibly does it in the car. I know it’s a horrible habit, but she’s so warm and cozy and she makes cute little puppy noises. I’m just imagining what’s gonna happen when she ways 7 lbs (if she even makes it to that weight). Oh well, I love it  for now 🙂

March 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

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