Friday, May 18, 2007

"My Knit List " and some random facts...

Here's my knitting content for this post.

I copied my knit list from . I added a few things.

Here are the directions:
Bold for things you’ve done, italics for things you plan to do one day, and normal for things you’re not planning on doing.

I think this is a good inventory of my knitting skills and thought perhaps others might want to give it a try to see exactly where they stand.

My knit List:

American/English knitting
(as opposed to continental)
Button holes
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Continental knitting
(tried but didn't love)
Domino knitting (modular knitting) (have Vivian Hoxboro's book...looks interesting)
Double Knitting
Drop stitch patterns
Fair Isle knitting
Freeform knitting
Garter stitch
Kitchener BO
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with DPNs
Knitting and purling backwards (never thought about it)
Knitting smocking
Knitting small tubular items on two circulars
Knitting a circular item using the Magic Loop
Lace patterns
Long Tail CO
Moebius band knitting
Norwegian knitting
Provisional CO
Short rows
Slip Stitch patterns
Stockinette stitch

Textured knitting
Swiss Darning or duplicate stitch
Thrummed knitting
Tubular CO
Twisted stitch patterns

Two end knitting

Knitting with alpaca
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Knitting with banana fiber yarn (heard it's very disappointing)
Knitting with beads
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting with linen
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn

Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with silk
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with wool

Baby items
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Hair accessories
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, towels, tea cozies…)
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down

Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Stuffed toys
Toy/doll clothing

Charity knitting
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Knitting art
Knitting for pets
Knitting for preemies
Knitting items for a wedding
Knitting a gift
Holiday related knitting

Designing knitted garments
Dyeing yarn with plant colors
Dyeing yarn with acid dyes
Dyeing yarn with kool-ade and other food colorings
Participating in a KAL
Publishing a knitting book
Knitting to make money
Knitting for a living
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Machine knitting
Olympic knitting
Resizing patterns
Spinning on a drop spindle
Spinning with a spinning wheel
Teaching a male how to knit
Teaching knitting classes
Writing a pattern
Knitting in public
Seems like just about everyone who's blog I read has been tagged in the past few days. I've been tagged by knottykitty, Jeanne and Josee for the 8 (in Jeanne and Josee's case 7) random facts meme. I'll be a good sport and do 8, because knottykitty tagged me first!

  • Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
I really didn't think I would get to do this fun exercise for awhile, but while I was doing my weekly cleaning today I was thinking...thinking about this random facts meme....and I found my cleaning going amazingly quickly. Did I mention...I hate cleaning, oh there we go #1:

1. I HATE cleaning, but force myself to do it ;)

2. My first name is Debbie. I was named after Debbie Reynolds. If I were a boy, my name would have been Keith. My mother loved that boy's name.

3. I'm addicted to knitting, oh that's right you already know that fact! Well, I'm addicted to chocolate, too. A small piece every now and then makes me very happy :)

4. I'm a Medical Technologist by trade, with my speciality being Microbiology. Currently, I'm just a stay at home mom.

5. I'm allergic to just about everything. I get 3 allergy shots a month and I still take Allegra in the morning and benadryl at night.

6. My great-grandparents on my mother's side immigrated from Germany. My grandparents on my father's side immigrated from Hungary.

7. I refuse to use a port-a- potty no matter what!

8. I'm a pack rat. I love all thing OLD and antique. Old things are much more interesting than new items. The only drawback to loving old things is that I really have a hard time getting rid of anything :)

Well, that wasn't too bad. Now I have to tag 8 of my blogging friends. Finding someone who has not been tagged is going to be difficult, so if you are reading my blog...consider yourself tagged :) I wouldn't want to leave anyone out, now would I? ( Please let me clarify this...participate only if you want to, ok? )

Have a great weekend and hope there is lots of happy knitting going on :)


  1. Sorry about that unfortunate tagging, but I had to share the love! :) By the way, my name is Debi, too!

  2. Sorry - I always feel bad tagging people! But its interesting to find out about them!

  3. I heartily agree to #1 and #7! And I like old things, too. A lady once told me that my house reminds her of the walls at Cracker Barrel (Old Country Store.) LOL

  4. SIGH!
    I, too, love the shabby chic of the old and worn, thus it is also difficult for me to get rid of stuff. I've just white washed 2 fabulous club chairs Mike found curbside last month. i mean, why do folks throw out stuff that could fetch $200 each at an antique mart?
    alls left to do is slap on some cherries stash fabric and i've got 2 quaint back porch chairs!
    knitting, definitely, over housework anytime!!!

  5. Well, I knew your name. What I didn't know was #4! V. interesting :)

  6. wow, a medical technologist by trade? I had no idea that you were allergic to just about everything! you poor dear! :( have you always been? you refuse to use a porta-potty no matter what? lol!

  7. Wow, that is some list, kuddo's to you for typing it all out. I hate cleaning too, and I don't have the will power to make myself do it when there is knitting to be done:) And I am with you one the port-a-potties, yuck!

  8. I relate to 3, 5, 7, and 8! I have terrible allegies, not to food, but to cats, dust, etc.. The rest of my family, however, has more food allergies then I could count!

  9. I'm "just" a stay-at-home mom too. I think it's the best, and hardest, job there is :-)

  10. Great knit list! (Re: the random facts; I feel for you with your allergies - I'm totally hopeless without my allegra.

  11. OMG. Who knew there were so many things in knitting that one could learn to do, much less, do well.(I had a sneaking suspicion)


  12. it's so interesting to hear random facts about everyone! : )

  13. JUST a stay at home mom? never's the hardest job EVER!

  14. Where can I get your Monthly Dishcloth KAL Button?

  15. I, too have been tagged, am about to do my posting!
    Thanks for continuing to pray for my daughter, she still hasn't passed the kidney stone!


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