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The Seven Random Things

Good Lady Lynn tagged me for this one. I suppose she thinks I’ll bite since I did the knitting survey from her blog. Well, she’s right, I’ll do it. Now… thinking of 7 other folks may be a bit tougher. While I’m thinking, here are the rules.
1: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 7 random things, and post these
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 7 people and include their names.
4: Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

And here goes:

1. I don’t care for Peanut Butter.

2. I speak Chinese Mandarin and Danish.

3. I’ve shaved my head several times and loved it.

4. I’d like to be a midwife.

5. I could not live without Chapstick.

6. I enjoy practicing my penmanship.

7. I don’t like reading new/unfamiliar books. I’d rather read my favorites (or their companion volumes, or other works by the same author) over and over and over again.

That was harder than I thought it would be.  I am tagging Becky, K8, Wiz, Carole, and Tina.  I know that’s not 7 people but that’s all I can think of. And of course, participation is optional- but highly encouraged!  Enjoy!


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Knitting Survey

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.

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- does heel stitch count?

Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Two end knitting
Knitting with bamboo yarn
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 (incl. Aran)

Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book – oh wouldn’t that be amazing!
Participate in an exchange
Teaching a child to knit- there’s always hope for getting my sons hooked
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money- wouldn’t that be nice!
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

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
Baby items
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
Hair accessories
Knitting in public – daily

What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life?
Knitting is something that I never want to put down. Knitting is largely a math game and there is always more to figure out. Love it!

I came across this Knitting Survey over at Knots in a Row.


Place this on your CRAFTY Blog and link to me.. I’d love to see how many different techniques you’ve done or hope to do and what knitting has meant to you!!

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