I’ve picked up a few exciting items over the last few days.
The first is knit.sock.love by Cookie A. I love this book! The patterns are so intricate, the instructions are very detailed and it’s full of beautiful photos. Each pattern is written, charted and provided with a schematic. Some patterns even include sizing that can be very fine tuned. I can’t wait to cast on. The trouble now is choosing which one! I think I’ve narrowed it down to the following three. The images link to Cookie A’s website. Stricken Pointelle Cusp
This survey seems to have been floating around, though I see to be late on the scene. The list is both extensive, full of things I haven’t even heard of. But at the same time it’s pretty impressive to see the things I’ve accomplished in a relatively short period of time.
This is a knitting survey…… Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.
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
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan Toy/doll clothing Knitting with circular needles Baby items Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn Slippers
Designing knitted garments Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns Publishing a knitting
Participate in an exchange Scarf
Teaching a child to knit American/English knitting (as opposed to continental) Knitting to make money Buttonholes Knitting with alpaca Fair Isle knitting Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…) Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living Knitting with cotton Knitting smocking
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool Textured knitting
Knitting with beads Swatching
Long Tail CO Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn Stuffed toys
Baby items Knitting with cashmere Darning
Jewelry Knitting with synthetic yarn Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Free-form knitting Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers Pillows Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine Rug
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting Knitting a gift Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories Knitting in public
What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life?
Just going for it. Reading carefully and trusting that I am in fact doing it right.