I actually found this to be an a good check-in for me; a way to answer questions such as:
- Am I the knitter I want to be?
- Are there still things I need / want to learn or teach?
- Are there things I just will never do and I'm just fine with?
- Will Fair Isle Aways kick my butt?
Afghan - No, American but I have knit a big huge blanket thing.
I-cord - You cord, we all knit I-Cord; yes.
Garter stitch - Really? This was a question?
Knitting with metal wire - Does wire come in other forms? Pass.
Shawl - Lots of things could fit here but I know I qualify.
Stockinette stitch - See garter stitch.
Socks: top-down - Yes.
Socks: toe-up - Yes.
Mittens: Cuff-up - Yup
Mittens: Tip-down - I'm getting dizzy; no.
Knitting with camel yarn - Not while it was still on the camel but, yes.
Hat - No thanks, I'm warm enough. No.
Knitting with silk - Yes.
Moebius band knitting - Not on purpose.
Participating in a KAL - Failing in a KAL.
Sweater - Sure.
Drop stitch patterns - Too easy. Yes.
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn - Yup.
Slip stitch patterns - See Drop stitch patterns.
Knitting with banana fiber yarn - Hmmm - I got nothing here. Yes.
Domino knitting - They kept falling off the needles. Yes.
Twisted stitch patterns - Yes.
Knitting with bamboo yarn - I'm all about natural fibers baby! Yes.
Two end knitting - Yup.
Charity knitting - I am my own favorite charity. Yes.
Knitting with soy yarn - While using chopsticks.
Cardigan - How is this different from sweater? Yes.
Toy/doll clothing - I have a 10-year old.
Baby items - She wasn't always 10.
Knitting with circular needles - Yup.
Knitting with your own hand spun yarn - Not there yet.
Slippers - MINNESOTA!
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street) - I must be really out of it!
Continental knitting - I get the names mixed up but I'm bi-hemispheric.
Designing knitted garments - Does a poncho for a Beanie Baby count?
Cable stitch patterns - Do these get harder as we move down the line? Yes.
Lace patterns - Yes! Yes! Yes!
Publishing a knitting book - I'm the only one who hasn't.
Scarf - See garter stitch.
Teaching a child to knit - 10 year-old daughter.
American/English knitting - See Continental.
Knitting to make money - Ha!!!!!
Button holes - Not intentionally.
Knitting with alpacas - Yes; we have several in the yard with whom I knit every afternoon.
Fair Isle knitting - See intro to this blog post.
Norwegian knitting - I'm German, Irish, Scottish. We don't recognize Norway.
Dying with plant colours - Chemical dyer on-board.
Knitting for a wedding - Lots of little 1st Communion things; no weddings.
Household items - Warshrags.
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars - I'm a 1 circular girl.
Knitting with someone else's hand spun yarn - Isn't it all some else's? Yes.
Knitting with dpns - Yes. For the record I really hate that abbreviation.
Holiday related knitting - Which holiday? Yes.
Teaching a male how to knit - I hope he's a male.
Bobbles - Uhhhm, sure?
Knitting for a living - I live to knit.
Knitting with cotton - Yarn or balls? Yes.
Knitting smocking - Pass.
Dying yarn - The dyeing season is almost here and soon my friends will come!! YES! YES!
Steeks - Eeks! No.
Knitting art - It's all art to me.
Knitting two socks on two circulars - No.
Fulling/felting - Sometime on purpose.
Knitting with wool - Huh?
Textured knitting - I think so.
Kitchener BO - Yup; KOPO POKO is my mantra.
Purses/bags - Sadly, I must confess, yes.
Knitting with beads - They wouldn't stay on the needles. Sorry.
Swatching - Always.
Long Tail CO - Yup - sometimes.
Entrelac - Love it.
Knitting and purling backwards - Yup.
Machine knitting - Uh, no.
Knitting with self patterning yarn - Can't get away from the stuff it seems.
Knitting with cashmere - Only in the dark when I'm alone.
Knitting with synthetic yarn - There was a time.
Writing a pattern - Yep.
Gloves - Without the fingers??
Intarsia - Kicks my butt too!
Knitting with linen - Yessirre.
Knitting for preemies - Just small babies.
Tubular CO - Totally.
Freeform knitting - I'm stumped.
Short rows - Yep.
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers - Oops. I answered gloves wrong.
Pillows - Yes, but not the stuffing part.
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine - Sure.
Rug - No.
Knitting on a loom - Actually, yes.
Thrummed knitting - Looks silly to me.
Knitting a gift - Ask me about Swallowtail.
Knitting for pets - Sorry Holli and Tigger.
Shrug/bolero/poncho - Yes.
Knitting with dog/cat hair - Yes, it's in everything I knit.
Hair accessories - Have you ever scene my hair?
Knitting in public - OK at first I didn't see the "l". Yes; all the time.
*Use of the word "humorous" just means I think it's funny. Your mileage may vary. Laugh, chuckle, snort, giggle, or moan at your own discretion.
See you tomorrow.