Crafty Mands

Chronicles of my obsession with all things crafty

I’m finally getting around to doing this… March 22, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 3:33 am

A Knitting Survey

I’m reading back through LaurieC’s blog since she replied to one of my posts on Ravel-crack and I found this survey again so I figured it was time I did it.
Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.
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 (if a blend counts)
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL

Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange

Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items
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
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Knitted flowers
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
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
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers

Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (no no no no!)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public
ETA: Oh, my gosh!  I feel so accomplished now.  I totally need to get my  knitting out!

Loopy Ewe Swap March 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 12:53 am

I don’t think I even mentioned joining this swap.  I tried really hard to stay a secret pal for this one.

Pattern:  Delicato by Anne Hanson

Yarn:  The Knittery 4ply Sock: Merino

Colorway:  Moonlight

Needles:  KnitPicks DPNs – 3.00mm (2-1/2 US)

Knit for:  Anne of Knitting Sox Fan

Notes:  I adore this pattern.  It’s the first time I’ve done a thumb gusset and it was so well-written that I had no trouble at all.  I would definitely recommend this as a first mitten or first lace pattern.  I’m also hooked on Anne Hanson now and  have queued a billion patterns on Ravel-crack.

I was really nervous about my package, but I think it turned out okay.

I received my package from Sheryll (no blog, this links to her Ravelry profile).  The camera that has the pictures is with Michael right now, but my package contained many goodies:

A pair of gorgeous socks in Lorna’s Laces

A valentine’s themed washcloth

A bar of natural and yummy smelling soap

Watermelon flavored icee mix (I don’t have the package with me)

Coffee milk mix


Heart peeps

Note Cards

Needle keeper

I’m forgetting things, I’m sure.  It was a heck of a package.  Thanks, Sheryll!