Ok, so I kind of abandoned the blog for a bit because I was in Colorado visiting my sister and her husband. After dating Guy for over 3 years and being influenced by his job and the security measures they give, I was a bit paranoid about actually posting when I’d be gone so I didn’t.
I’ll get some pictures posted because honestly, some of the areas were gorgeous. Not all because they were still having 30-40 degree weather and as a result nothing was really blooming yet and unfortunately we missed the snow and being a California girl snow is a really nice bonus in small doses (it had snowed two days before we arrived and had melted by then and then the day after we left they got more snow).
On to the meme:
What knitting related things have you done? My answers are in bold. If you do one yourself feel free to add to the list.
English Style Tried it, didn’t like it, it just felt funny
Bobbles I don’t really like the look of them, but I have done it.
Steeks – I wouldn’t mind trying this one, but you need a sweater out of wool, and full wool sweaters and I don’t get along much because of my fondness for warm weather climates.
Knitting with Beads
Long Tail CO
Tubular CO Two versions of it, plain tubular and Italian tubular (the Italian one is better in my opinion)
Backwards Loops CO
Knitting and Purling Backwards Teaching myself this one, it feels a bit funny but definitely has a use if you’re doing entrelac!
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously Didn’t like it, but I did it.
Two socks on dpns simultaneously You need a gauge swatch for this one as well as enough focus to not knit them into one double thick sock.
chitin (from shrimp and crab shells)
Toy/doll clothing My first dabbles in designing were for my barbie doll when I first started knitting.
Baby items My last FO went to my cousin and his wife for their baby daughter.
Knitting items for a wedding
Holiday related knitting
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Sweaters My first ever design for a human, it fit me decently, but I hadn’t learned different bind off techniques and it resulted in such a tight neck it threatened to break the nose of whoever tried to put it on.
Publishing a Knitting Book
Participating in a KAL
Knitting in public
Teaching a male how to knit
Teaching a child to knit