Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'm on some sort of posting frenzy here!

So, I have this terrible obsession with memes. I've now found out there's a knitting one, so of course, I have to do it:

Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

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
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 (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting (No idea what this is)
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan (at least not for myself)
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths,tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars (I like DPNs)
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit (If there's a male I know who wants to learn I would try to teach them, but I don't get this whole OMG! A boy who knits!!!!!11!!eleventy-one!)
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
LongTail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (But there's plenty of cat hair that works its way into my knitting)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ingrid's Bridal Knot

The center is done! Now I only have to do two borders. I'm currently on the 2nd of 160 rows for the second border. I've also decided that garter stitch in the round is not very high on my list of favorite things to do, so hopefully that will motivate me to chug right through this part.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Smoke on the water

Fire in my dumpster!

I was awake bright and early yesterday (7 pm) and heard noises that sounded like gravel hitting the window. Since we've been having a bit of a problem with basketballs bouncing off the window, I kind of looked outside, but didn't see anything going on. A little bit later, I looked outside to check the window and thought there were some mighty serious clouds outside - until I realized there were flames attached to the "clouds". Apparently, the noise I heard was firecrackers and somebody was so environmentally conscious they recycled them, which set the cardboard recycling container on fire, which set the commingled bin on fire, which set the regular dumpster on fire and burned down a bunch of the fence around the dumpsters. There were a lot of luckilys involved...luckily the fire didn't get a few feet further down the dumpster corral or it would have gotten to the shed where the tractor and the lawn mower and the gas are stored. Luckily there was virtually no wind so it didn't jump the corral and get the cars (ours weren't parked there, but there were plenty enough to make for a big boom). Also, I got to meet a bunch of my neighbors.

On a knitting related note, I finished the center part of Ingrid's Bridal Knot! Expect pictures soon (maybe even later today depending on when I get up)