Friday, July 20, 2007

Stuff I've Done: A Meme

This is from Jenn. I've actually wanted to do this one for a while (Okay... I did it once already because I was curious, but deleted it since no one had tagged me yet). 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.

[I interpreted "not planning on doing" very loosely--it includes things I'm neutral about, as well as things I'm actively planning not to do. Also, I don't think I knit continental or English, but I'm not actually sure, so I said I don't plan to do either. Let me know if I actually DO knit continental or English, okay?]

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 pattern
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
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn

Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money (but I've designed for money, and knit for yarn)
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting

Dyeing with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding (a shawl for my wedding--and I was eloping, so it was a secret)
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting

Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn

Steeks (I like to keep the option of eventually unraveling my sweaters and making something new)
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO

Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine

Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets

Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

And a copyright quandary. 5elementknitr asked about the pattern for the Tour de France scarf I'm making. The pattern on the end came from one book, and the one in the center came from another, but I didn't really DO anything to either of them. I'm happy to explain what I did, but it's not much help without the pattern for the Alps border... and I'm not sure if I should post that, since it would be the exact directions from the book (Barbara Walker's second treasury). I can explain to myself why it's okay--BW didn't create the patterns, she just wrote them up, I came up with the idea of putting those two together (at least this time around), no one who was planning to buy the book (which has 800 stitch patterns, at least) would not buy it because I posted one pattern, she meant the patterns to be used, etc. But it still feels funny. Oddly, if I'd done more--incorporated the stitch into a sweater instead of a scarf, say--I wouldn't think twice about posting the directions, but under these circumstances I do. And here's the other odd thing: I don't feel at all uncomfortable about posting the pattern I'm using for the length of the scarf, even though it's not any more mine than the edging is.

Weird. What do you think?


Sunflowerfairy said...

Rebecca, as long as you post where you get the stitches out of- book, online, whatever- I believe you can post them. That said, I don't believe you can sell the pattern. (Not that you were going to, but you know what I mean.)

Hope this helps

jennsquared said...

I second Sunflowerfairy.

I knew you would have a lot more bold... That's my goal!!! :)