Monday, 4 February 2013

Lists, Glorious Lists*

I was looking through my blog archives for something the other day, and stumbled across a post from December 2011, with a list of knitting techniques/skills to check off. I thought it would be fun to update it, and see what else I have done since then *grins*

Bold are ones I have done, italics I intend to try at some point.

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 (as long as Clapotis counts!)
- Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
- Knitting with banana fiber yarn
- Domino knitting - don't even know what it is!
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn - I have some in my stash just waiting for its turn
- Two end knitting 
- Charity knitting
- Knitting with soy yarn
- Toy/doll clothing 
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
- Knitting with your own handspun 
Slippers - bad bad bad, but that was my own fault
- Graffiti knitting 
- Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments - well, I designed something for myself, it's only ok, but it counts ;)
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
- Publishing a knitting book
- Teaching a child to knit - I attempted this with boyfriend's youngest!
- American/English knitting
- Knitting to make money - doesn't appeal in the slightest
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle
- Norwegian knitting
- Dying with plant colors
- Knitting items for a wedding
- Household items
- Knitting socks on two circulars - no point, I'm happy with DPNs or Magic Loop
- 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
- Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads 
Long tail CO
- Entrelac 
Knitting and purling backwards
- Machine Knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
- Writing a pattern
- Gloves
- Knitting with linen
- Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
- Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
- Pillows
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
- Rug
- Knitting on a loom
- Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets - not mine, but I did make toys for a friend's dog
- Knitting with dog/cat hair - why?!
- Hair accessories
Knitting in public
Double knitting

At the time, out of 100 I had already done/attempted 43. The total is now 55. Interestingly, the ones I have done since I first posted the list are split between ones I had intended to try, and ones that I initially had no intention of doing. 

I would have expected to get through more of the list in the time since I first saw it, but there are still things on there that I don't plan to try because they don't appeal. Regardless, I'm happy with what I've achieved so far - I've only been knitting a few years after all *laughs*

*Ok, so I really like lists!


  1. Brilliant! Everything from short rows and dog hair to making money and publishing!
    I must ask though, what is "steeks"? I know I could google it, but it's more fun to ask you :-)

    1. Steeks - it's when you cut your knitting! Essentially, it means you can do colourwork in the round (much easier than flat) and then cut the front to make a cardigan. I think Kate Davies has some really good tutorials on it ;)

  2. Cool! I love how long your list is :) There's a few up there that you've tried and I want to try and a few you want to try and I've done. Gotta love the endless learning opportunities knitting offers!

  3. I, too, love lists. It drives my husband nuts because he says I spend more time making the list(s) than I do partaking in what is on the list(s).

    Meh. It works for me :)

  4. Ooo what a fun list! I've done 66! Thanks for posting it. Do you remember where you found it in the first place?

  5. Ooo what a fun list! I've done 66! Thanks for posting it. Do you remember where you found it in the first place?

  6. That is a very thorough list which is great b/c you know what you've done and haven't. Accomplishing 55 is terrific!


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