Sunday, December 30, 2007

2007: Year in Review (Techniques)

I posted this meme in August, not long after I started this blog, and I thought it would be a great way to review the things that I learned this year.

Bold for stuff you’ve done, with an asterisk for things done for the first time in 2007
italics for stuff you plan to do in 2008, and
normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

Afghan/Blanket (baby)
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Baby items (finishing anyway)
Button holes*
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)

Charity knitting
Continental knitting*
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers*
Designing knitted garments
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Drop stitch patterns
Dying with plant colors
Dying yarn
Fair Isle knitting
Freeform knitting
Garter stitch

Graffiti knitting
Hair accessories
Holiday related knitting*
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Kitchener BO*
Knitting a gift*
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting and purling backwards*
Knitting art
Knitting for a living
Knitting for pets
Knitting for preemies
Knitting in public*
Knitting items for a wedding
Knitting on a loom
Knitting smocking
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars*
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca*
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Knitting with beads
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting with DPNs
Knitting with linen
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn*
Knitting with silk
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn*

Knitting with soy yarn*
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with wool

Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Lace patterns*
Long Tail CO*

Machine knitting
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Moebius band knitting
Norwegian knitting
Olympic knitting (it is an olympic year after all)
Participating in a KAL*
Publishing a knitting book
Short rows*
Slip stitch patterns

Socks: toe-up*
Socks: top-down*
Steeks (getting there!)
Stockinette stitch
Stuffed toys

Teaching a child to knit
Teaching a male how to knit
Textured knitting
Thrummed knitting
Toy/doll clothing
Tubular CO*
Twisted stitch patterns
Two end knitting
Writing a pattern

Holy cow that's a lot. 17 new things to do this year but a far cry from the 29 new techniques/items/whathaveyou that I did this year. How momentous!