Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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I’m a somewhat compulsive knitter, part time grad student (statistics) and full time research geek.

I first learned to knit from my grandma, around 1986. I picked it up again when I finished college and needed something to do with my hands (back in 2004).

As for the “What have you done?” Meme…

Bold = have already tried this
Italicized = Plan to try this
Strike = Have no desire to try this
Plain = Indifferent
• Afghan
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 patterns (I’ve done simple ones, and hope to do more)
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
• Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
• Domino knitting
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing (just as soon as friends have babies)
Knitting with circular needles
• Baby items
• Knitting with your own handspun
Graffiti knitting  
• Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
• Teaching a child to knit
• American/English knitting
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca (I have done this and have no desire to do it again)
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors 
• Knitting items for a wedding
Household items
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
Dying yarn
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
Knitting with cashmere
• Jewelry
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
• Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
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


One Response to “About”

  1. Susan said

    Hi Amber! It was great meeting you at Stitch DC on Saturday. I’m back in Chicago. After reading your blog, I am feeling inspired!

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