Saturday, May 26, 2007

Avoidance Behavior -a Meme

There's a lot on my mind -generally circling around the theme of the stories we tell about ourselves to ourselves and to each other. But mostly to ourselves. So, what does it take to strengthen the "Andrea is competent and strong" story, which is at the very least one of the true stories about me? And how do we get the "Andrea is weak and incompetent" story to concede defeat and go bother someone else?

Heck if I know. So, rather than think about it, I'm eating pizza, drinking a glass of wine, and contemplating the following meme. Jump right on in.

(Nicked from A Cunning Plan )

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.

Afghan/Blanket (baby)
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 banana fiber 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

Knitting with your own handspun yarn (before this happens, the results of my spinning will have to be something other than ugly blobs)
Slippers
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental Knitting (This is how I knit now, mostly.)
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book (patterns I developed for preemies and another book about knitting styles with patterns written in different ways based on your learning style)
Scarf
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental -This is how my grandmother taught me.)

Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars (this is my favorite strategy for socks, but I almost always do sleeves and hats on DPNs. Habit, I suppose.)
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
Dyeing yarn (Well, I've done Kool-Aid dyeing and some stuff with walnuts and onion skins. I decided not to count those, because they were ugly. But this is something I want to get better at.)
Steeks
Knitting art
Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Purses/bags
Knitting with beads
Swatching
Long Tail CO

Entrelac
Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Darning

Jewelry
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Gloves
Intarsia
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO

Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
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 (why?)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

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