Monday, September 24, 2007

Christmas Knitting

Yep, I'm starting that annual tradition already. I'm assembling my Christmas knitting list. Thankfully some projects have been started already. So far I have decided to knit for:

Mom (Debbie Bio-Mom) Nubbins Dishcloth & tribble
Paulie (Mom's SO) Hat and fingerless mittens
Nanny - Feather & Fan Dishcloth & Tribble
Pop-Pop Gifted Mittens and Hat
Aunt Donna Bamboo Dishloth & Tribble
Ashley (Cousin) Purl Scarf
Lesley (Cousin) 2 toned ruched scarf
Dave (Aunt's SO)
Robbyn (Friend) Afghan (formerly dad's) 4 corners dishcloth & tribble in case dad and i are talking again back up gift would be........... so dad could get afghan.
Laura Behan Hobnail Dishcloth & Tribble

In limbo
Diane (Friend) do have dishcloth could give to

No longer speaking with. may make something small and quick if have time just in case
Mom (Nancy Step-mom) - Socks have been started
Dad - THat afghan was for going to Robbyn

Kelley (Step-Sister)
Aunt Shelley
Uncle Herbie
Aunt Beau

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Updated from 5/13

I snagged this off another blog and thought it looked fun.Mark with bold the things you have ever knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk - silk blend
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn ------------Will never happen due to allergy
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
CardiganToy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Olympic knitting
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars

Knitting Meme

What is your all time favorite yarn to knit with?
I love working with Lion Brand HomeSpun. I can't choose just one yarn. I love Noro, Irish Aran, Lopi, and Regia

Your favorite needles?
KnitPicks Options needles. I got the kit for Christmas Last year and I use them whenever I can. I do have to add to the kit when I have more money though.
The worst thing you've ever knit?
I was trying to make the Spiderweb Capelet in one of the Stitch N Bitch books. I misunderstood one of the instructions. The capelet came out huge. I had to fold it in half and then it still wrapped arund me fully (yes I swatched).
Your most favorite knit pattern?
I'd have to say Branching Out from Knitty. I may have knit it only 2 timed, but it was so much fun both times.
Most valuable knitting technique?
Knitting 2 socks on 2 circulars.
Best knit book or magazine?
Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels. It's a self published book. Without it, I would have never figured out socks.
Your favourite knit-a-long?
I'd have to say the Stashalong. So many cool projects come out of it. You never know what someone is going to make.
Your favourite knitblogs?
I visit several blogs. The Yarn Harlot and my friends blogs are just 2 of many.
Your favourite knitwear designer?
Oddly enough, I dont pay tons of attention to designers. I'm bad with names so i't probably why.
The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
My first pair of socks that I made.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I've got phone back. It's been a rough week and I'm not talking about the phone. When I find the links and have time tonight I'll tell the whole story.

I've casted on more new projects. Must get some done. One good thing that came out of no phone.....knitting stuff is now organized!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


My phone is out of order. I forgot to pay the bill. Wrote the checks and all, but forgot to send them in. Oops! I'm ok. Don't know if I'll make it to SnB this weekend as I might be handling family obligations. If I don't make it this weekend I'll try to get there Wednesday. I'm going to start having SNB withdrawls soon since I go weekly but family and Petition things ahve kept me away. :P I'll try to get to the library as much as possible to check in.

On the bright side I'm getting more knitting done to relieve my stress.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Back and Forth I Go

It's been one hectic month in my non-knitting life. Hence it being so long since an update.

I've been on a dishcloth spree. Off the top of my head I can remember making 5 and 2 more in progress. I'm planning on making a bunch more for Christmas gifts. They'll also have Tribbles with them too.

I'm working on the afghan. Dad has decided he doesn't want it 8' long anymore. It's long enough where it is he said! YAY! thing is now i have to even the working edge off and fill in a few holes. THat's ok. I can deal with that. It also frees me up to start on other Christmas gifts. Eventually I'll get back to my sweater. Pics coming by the end of the week of afghan and dishcloths.