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Friday, May 11, 2007

A poll taken by a heretic...

I hesitate to do this because I'm afraid nobody will read yesterday's post, which offers a teaser to BITTERMOON that I'm particularly proud of. But I can't help myself...

I'm such a sucker for a poll--I got this one from Samurai, and I'm going to outrage the purists and fill it out including my crochet experience...any art that utilizes fiber can not be despised!!!

You copy the list, and italicize the stuff you've done...I haven't done that much...



Afghan I used to knit and crochet NOTHING BUT afghans...
I-cord
Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire - I'd like to try this but I'm afraid it would destroy my hands (Samurai's words, my sentiments...)
Shawl
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
I'm on a sock tear right now!!!!
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up Both knit and crochet!!!
Mittens: Tip-down
Hat Are you shitting me? After this year? Damn straight I've knit hats...
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL - Not sure--did the knitting olympics count?
Sweater - you think?

Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns--haven't found one I like quite enough...
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting same basic crochet idea...have done that
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
- can you knit for a time and NOT?
Baby items
a few...(snark!)
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn -- will never happen
Slippers --I've crocheted quite a few
Graffiti knitting - isn't this that Mason/Dixon big fiber/small fiber/big needle thing?
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book--I've published a FICTION book where knitting played a part in the plot!
Participate in an exchange Scarf
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting - I've tried it
Knitting to make money I've actually knit stuff to sell (by request) and HATED it.
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--I have some waiting at home, but not yet
Knitting with dpns !!!!
Holiday related knitting I don't even want to mention how many holidays I've @#$%ed up by working on impossible deadlines.
Teaching a male how to knit students...
Bobbles crochet bobbles are such a picnic compared to the knitting variety...
Knitting for a living-- ah, if only...
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
harder than you'd think for a lefty...
Knitted flowers I'm counting crochet here--because, quite frankly, I like the look of the crocheted flowers better.
Purses/bags
Knitting with beads
Swatching
Long Tail CO

Entrelac
Knitting and purling backward--it happens if you teach people enough...you sort of learn to do this stuff so that they see how it's SUPPOSED to look.
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn ? Someone hasn't?
Stuffed toys both crocheted and knitted--although there's this knit teddy bear that's essentially all rectangles and some sculpting--PERFECT beginner's project.
Knitting with cashmere
Darning
Jewelry I'm counting the cave troll's wrist things w/the buttons.
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern--suck at it, but yes.
Gloves
Intarsia both knit and crochet
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows you have to with socks...
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers and weren't they pretty...
Pillows--now I always thought this was pretty useless...I think that's because I'm not the pot-pourri/matching throw-pillow type.
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine curiously enough, Lion Brand...all my Knitty stuff is on my to-do list:-)
RugKnitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting - I'd have to see snow.
Knitting a gift Almost nothing else...
Knitting for pets I made the ugliest sweater for the neighbor's dog. I"m so glad I don't talk to that neighbor anymore.
Shrug/bolero/poncho
Knitting with dog/cat hair--eww. I mean, seriously, I saw a booth doing this at a fiber convention--I swear to dog, I smelled wet-pet before I figured out what the booth was for.
Hair accessories the crocheted scrunchie--it's a staple.
Knitting in public - Especially at staff meetings where I hope my freakin' vainglorious prickweenie chokes on his own freakin' bile...

6 comments:

Julie said...

Hahaha, the only reason I come off as not liking crochet is because I can't figure it out and it frustrates me all to hell.

And it looks to me like you've done a whole lot of neat stuff... you know people are crocheting wire, too, right? I bet Etsy sells beads. (I know they do. Get over and buy them before I do.)

Mother of Chaos said...

Gads. I'm seeing a pattern here when I look over this list...just about anything "kinda traditional", yes...anything "Kinda trendy", no.

By the way, tag! http://denofchaos.blogspot.com/2007/05/tagged.html

NeedleTart said...

I think I saw an article in Threads Magazine about crocheting buttons out of wire. You know, just in case you need a challenge. No, really, you're welcome.

Roxie said...

This looks like fun. I'll slap it on my blog, too. Thanks!

Loved the Bittermoon teaser. You totally rock!

Rae said...

I love the vainglorious prickweenie reference. I'm going to use it. :)

Bells said...

I've so gotta do this!

I only ever used to crochet afghans. I spent my childhood thinking that's mostly what crochet was for. And i still love them.