Sunday, May 17, 2009

Try This!!

I found this on undonto's blog!!

It's pretty awesome!!!

Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning 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

My plan is that in one year I will be able to look back on this and think, "I've improved!!!  I've tried some of this!"



Saturday, May 9, 2009

Fabulous Fo's

Well, I finished a couple Fo's since my last posting, so I thought I might share them with you!!   First off, I finished this crocheted clutch.  I saw the pattern somewhere on Ravelry.  Here's the link to my projects if you are interested in trying it out.  It was really fun, and a great way to use up some leftover yarn!
I crocheted this star dishcloth out of this yarn and it was a gift (Easter) for my sister who's in college! 
I knitted this Ribbed Laced Bolero for myself, and It actually turned out really well!!  The color goes with just about everything and it's fun to show off :D! (Like most things!) 

Finally, I made this dishcloth as a mothers day present while I was sick.  My mom loved it!! She said "It was too pretty to use." She agreed to use it as a hot pad :).  It's just some repeating little bears!!  
I also got a new camera for my birthday, finally!!!!  It has 12.1 mega pixels and is really good at focusing on detail.  It's this camera in the pretty blue color from Canon.

I am excited that school is almost over, I am soooo in the need for a break!! My teachers just pile on the homework and projects!!! My sister came home from college for the weekend, which was exciting, but she spent most of her time studying for finals.



Saturday, May 2, 2009

I am still alive

Sorry about kinda falling off the face of the earth, Easter came around and then my birthday, and BIG projects in school, and then I was sick. I did get some crafting done, but I'll post that in a different post.
I am proud to say that I entered track and my mile was 6:43!! That's my personal best!
I am thinking about changing the colors a little bit, what do you think? I am tosing around the idea of like a bright summer, spring color combo.