Thursday, May 24, 2007


organic cotton baby blanket off to another babe (4th of 5th blanket to 2007 baby, tho i might just do a 6th for the school auction this summer. i'll keep ya "posted").

slip stitch pattern using 2 color-grown colors of Blue Sky Alpaca's Organic Cotton (i retained its chemical free nature by washing it in the machine with Boulder Laundry Detergent) on size US 8 needle. Garter stitch border. Used approx. 4 skeins of each color.

Cotton Comfort Sweater:

i'm simply in love

raglan/cap sleeve style from the neck down. picot-hem edges on sleeve, collar and bottom edge.

natural wood buttons along a garter stitch placet.

length to top of hip. gathered style waist in front and back.

fits like perfection.

did i mention this is my own design and pattern.

Cotton Comfort from Green Mountain Spinnery (and yes, i retained its chemical free nature by washing it in Soak before lighting blocking), approx. 8 skeins, size US 6 needles, and last but not least, i didn't write a damn thing down about it-- i figured it all out as i went knitting along.

here's a little meme i've seen around town. bold the ones you have done, italics the ones you plan to do, leave normal the ones you're not planning to do.

Afghan/Blanket (baby)


Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire

Shawl (wrap?)

Stockinette stitch

Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn (i even have it in my stash already)

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

Charity knitting

Knitting with soy yarn


Toy/doll clothing

Knitting with circular needles

Knitting with your own handspun yarn (already have that in the stash too)


Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)

Continental knitting

Designing knitted garments

Cable stitch patterns

Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book (sure, why not?!)


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 colors

Knitting items for a wedding (remember the tedious but lovely hush-hush?)

Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)

Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars

Olympic knitting

Knitting with someone else’s handspun 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 with wool

Textured knitting

Kitchener BO


Knitting with beads


Long Tail CO

EntrelacKnitting and purling backward

Machine knitting

Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn

Stuffed toys

Baby items

Knitting with cashmere (because who won't want to?!)



Knitting with synthetic yarn

Writing a pattern



Knitting with linen

Knitting for preemies

Tubular CO

Freeform knitting

Short rows

Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers


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...

Hair accessories

Knitting in public

pass it along.