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These are knitten Items that can be made or knitting techniques

Bold for accomplished Italic for planning on doing

Mad Hatter

Afghan
I-cord
Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire
Shawl
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down

Hat
Knitting with silk

Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Sweater
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn

Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items

Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Slippers
Graffitti 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
Scarf

Teaching a child to knit

Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca

Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting

Household items: dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…
knitting socks- or other small tubular items- on two circulars

Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding

Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting

Teaching a male how to knit
Bobbles
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks
Knitting art

Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Purses/bags
Knitting with beads
Swatching
(I have swatched stop laughing)

Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys

Knitting with cashmere
Darning
JewelryKnitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Gloves
Intarsia
Knitting with linen

Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers

Pillows
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Rug
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets

Shrug/bolero/poncho
Knitting with dog/cat hair

Win first place at the fair

Hair accessories
Knitting in public


it’s not just the blog that has to be fed.  I’ve been doing the bulk of all the cooking lately.  I like to experiment but only with easy things.  Coming home at 6 and having to have supper on the table by 7 (with 0 planning cuz that’s not how we roll in this family usually) means I cheat. Today for example.  Stuffed peppers. Easy Peasy Jinxsa Style. Left over rice, grated carrot, finely chopped mushroom and some cooked meat, I usually use ground chicken or  pork.  Mix with tomato sauce. Remind me come winter to share my slow cooker spagetti sauce, it freezes great.

Take 2 peppers and cut in half top to bottom.  De-seed and trim. Stuff. Set in casserole dish with water cook on 350 for 40 mins. Top with grated cheese. You look impressive and it’s yummy. Also my oven automatically goes to 350 so 90% of my cooking is done on that temp ! I can’t be the only one.

Once I asked my parents to buy a few peppers because the plan was to make this for supper. They spent 15 mins choosing peppers based on there ability to stand upright.  One lady was staring at them and my dad said it’s how you knew they were fresh. So she sat there balancing peppers with them.  I remember being in trouble when I sliced them in half.

I love Jane Autsen. I was looking for Pride & Prejudice but couldn’t find it decided to read the original work in the mean time and am hooked. I’ve read 8-9 times. As matter of fact every time aI read a few chapters in PPZ iI end up remembering how much I like just PP. I’ve also read Emma and started Mansfeild Park. This is usually called people’s least fave book.It’s kinda painful. But I’m in a Read/Knit Along on Rav and they are doing Emma again. So bac to that. Picked up 2 more for the collection Friday.
The Kal is on Rav. Am torn between Luna Moth Shawl which is pretty and …well…a shawl. Or the Wisp Wrap which is great because it’s so basic I can knit and read. Tell you what I’ll let you decide and toss a poll out there. Oh for those of you intesersted Jane Austen Book Club posted the rest of the calender for the year.

September 1 2009 – October 31 2009 – Northanger Abbey

November 1 2009 – December 31, 2009 – Persuasion
Oh and..

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

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In Which you meet my bird. Who I swear never shuts up, but who wont make a peep in this video. Just so you’ll call the SPCA. Damn Military Training!

Also a cameo by the ever popular Spooky.

Spent most of the day online. I have much heart for the internets. Signed up for twitter, cruised some blogs, having issues with Ravelry but hopefully that will be over. Making shepard’s pie for supper and found a carrot salad idea at http://www.crazyauntpurl.com and am going to try that. In general making merry. Got my Doctor Who DVD, Torchwood dvd and picked up another Creepy Cute Crochet book as I am pretty sure that I gave my copy away. Yeay for Amazon!

Be Happy, Be Knitting!

In which I avoid poor typing skills and curse only a little.


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