Blogsam and Jetsam

Flotsam is the part of the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on the water. Jetsam is cargo or parts of a ship that are deliberately thrown overboard, as to lighten the ship in an emergency, and that subsequently either sinks or is washed ashore. This is my personal blog version of the above. Loot freely.

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I'm annoyed that the world is going crazier faster than it used to be. But it's interesting to watch.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Knitting Meme

Every damned time I swear I'm NEVER doing another meme something compelling comes along. Since this blog enterprise started life as a(nother) knitting blog I figured I might as well play along....

Bold for the things you've done, Italic for the things you want to do, plain for the things you don't plan to do (and my special innovation, BLOCK CAPS for the things you think are really stupid.)



Garter stitch


Stockinette stitch

Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up

Mittens: Cuff-up


Moebius band knitting


Drop stitch patterns

Slip stitch patterns

Twisted stitch patterns

Knitting with bamboo yarn

Charity knitting

Toy/doll clothing

Knitting with circular needles

Baby items


Continental knitting

Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)

Lace patterns


Teaching a child to knit

American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)

Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)

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

Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn

Knitting with dpns

Holiday related knitting


Knitting with cotton


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


Knitting with wool

Textured knitting

Kitchener BO


Long Tail CO


Knitting and purling backwards

Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn


Knitting with synthetic yarn

Writing a pattern


Tubular CO

Freeform knitting

Short rows

CUFFS/FINGERLESS MITTS/ARMWARMERS (Eldest made one of these; looks like a cast. But damned if it isn't a hit among her peer group so don't listen to un-hip me.)

Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine

Knitting a gift

KNITTING FOR PETS (It's enough for me to keep up with the people. Your mileage may vary.)


Knitting in public

Button holes

Knitting with silk

Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn

Knitting with banana fiber yarn

Domino knitting

Knitting with soy yarn


Knitting with your own handspun yarn

Designing knitted garments

Knitting with alpaca

Norwegian knitting

Teaching a male how to knit (this entry really bothers me. Why should the gender matter? Must we have a history lesson?)

Knitting smocking

Knitting with beads

Stuffed toys

Knitting with cashmere


Knitting with linen

Knitting for preemies

Thrummed knitting


Knitting with metal wire

Knitting with camel yarn

Mittens: Tip-down

Participating in a KAL

Two end knitting

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

Publishing a knitting book (see below)

Knitting to make money (nope, can't profit from the craft or the magic will go away.)

Dyeing with plant colours

Knitting items for a wedding

Olympic knitting!

Knitting for a living (Nope, can't profit from it. See above: would spoil the magic.)

Dyeing yarn

Knitting art


Machine knitting

KNITTING WITH DOG/CAT HAIR (I love my pets but not their fur--too short, too inelastic, too "uck.")

Hair accessories



Knitting on a loom


Anonymous Mitzi said...

I love the Buu-Mitts!!! Hope you and yours are all doing well......

June 02, 2007 7:49 AM  
Blogger SamD said...

Thanks--so does Youngest! (new pix soon.)

House of Chaos is alive and thriving...never calmly but usually effectively.

Hope you and yours are likewise doing well!

June 03, 2007 10:02 AM  

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