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Done… Almost.

Hurrah! Last tutorial today, so all my teaching is done.  The tutorials this semester have been something of a mixed bag. Some have gone really well, others have dragged.  It really does depend on how much prep the students have done in the first place though.  It is impossible to get a decent discussion going when they haven’t even looked at the text, nor have they brought a copy with them.  But its done…

….apart from the last of the marking 😦

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Knitting Check List Meme

Rules: 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.

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

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
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/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 – Sort of, as mine is frequently tangled up with the yarn.
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

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It is a hat, honestly!

This was a while ago, when legwarmers were back in fashion. For some reason I decided I should try knitting some (I’ve no idea why… I’d never have worn the things).

Well, I can honestly say that I’m the only person to ever start knitting a legwarmer and end up with a hat.

And a nice hat at that.

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It is what he wanted…

I asked J if he wanted anything knitted.

He said yes.

Rather than the slippers, or jumper, or scarf, or gloves I was anticipating he came up with something rather different.

He wanted a polar bear.

So he’s getting one.

Currently the head and body are done, and he has one leg (J has taken to calling him ‘monopod’).  I’m hoping I can get him finished this week.