Knitting to-do list

I love lists, so I had to steal this from knitting under the influence. It’s a master knitting checklist.

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

Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
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
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…im doing it now! or trying anyways
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns…hmm i think so!
Publishing a knitting book

American/English knitting
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting

Norwegian knitting
Dying 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 for a living
(sort of…)
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool

Textured knitting (who knows what this means?)
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

Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern

Knitting with linen
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 (never finished)
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

And some other stuff I want to do (includes spinning):

I-cord glove fingers a la Meg Swanson (read about them & tried the technique on plain I-cord–it works!)
Navajo ply (tried, sucked, gave up–but I’m still a novice, so maybe someday)
knitted boots
write another book!
host a knitting slumber party this winter in the gym
knitting a whole sweater from my own handspun
knit a hodgepodge blanket a la Alterknits on the Bond
get some patterns published on favorite knitting sites
teach a community knitting class
coordinate a knitted/fiber-based art show at The Harveyville Project
make scarves for my Visible models
knit curtains
knit a really huge rug
knit a slipcover
knit a coat
spin with beads

This weekend, we hosted an open house, a sculpture/photography installation, and a picnic! As if by magic, the week of rain graciously ceased, and the clouds parted for a weekend of sunshine before the rain rolled back in today.

As the Saturday & Sunday afternoon events wound down, I had some time to spin outside in the sunshine and wind. I got a sunburn, but I finished up the second braid of Hello Yarn fiber. They’re brighter than this, but it’s rainy and everything looks gloomy:

And later last night, I started plying it. I’m hoping for soft stripes in the finished knitting. They’ll go into a small raglan cardigan, I think. Unless something better strikes my fancy first.

Last week, in a rationalized preparation for our open house, I did a sin.

I bought a fuckload of yarn to dye and sell, and even paid for expedited shipping. But time got away from me and dyeing quickly dropped to the bottom of the to-do list. So the yarn is still sitting, untouched, in the Home Ec Room. I also bought a bunch of fiber for batts, though I have an embarrassment of riches in the fiber department already, and a set of Knit Picks interchangeable needles, which totally rock. Their only shortcoming is length (ha ha). I like shorter needles for things like sleeves, since I’m not made for magic loop, but the shortest length they do is 24″. And the sliders on the case pockets are a little sketchy. Oh, and also my case is defective and the rings won’t close all the way, which reminds me that I need to email them about that right this moment. So I can’t rave about the case. But the needles! Holy shit, they’re sweet.

2 Replies to “Knitting to-do list”

  1. that roving has an awesome colorway! i wish i could focus on spinning 7 knitting & get it all done at the same time. i like spinning for lace though so it takes for.e.ver.

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