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ChÜberlist: 2011–November Update


Wow.  November was busy with lots of doings but not much finishings.  I am certain I didn’t get anything done that was officially ChÜberlist, but the things I did get done are totally going to count towards my list.

Extra Credit 1: New double ovens, counts as two!

I can order double the take-out with these babies!

Extra Credit 2: New palladium windows!  Paid for at least, to be installed soon.  I’ll be glad to count it as two, too.

My life is so gloomy.

Extra Credit 3: Entrelac baby blanket is going to take place of every knitted thing on my list ever.  Or at least a few of them.  That was a project and a half.

My friends embarrass me, but they liked it :)

On the to do:

17. Knit pair of socks for Robert

...and maybe get my Christmas cards out on time.

Finish quilt to replace every other sewing thing that I didn’t do this year.

10 more X squares plus all the borders, edges, backing, edging and quilting.

In other news, here’s the semi-completed miter square blanket.

I like this very much, actually. There is also a kid under there.

Weaving in ends will be no problem, but the border will be some tedium.  I also got my annual Christmas delivery from Knit Picks:


La, la, la, la, la, la, so that’s how I’m cheating myself this year.

REVISED: ChÜberlist: 2011–September Update


Yay!  I did finish one more thing this month:

Now I can play Tetris Battle!

6. Knit hat collection for myself (hat a day) – need six more; one needs to be frogged and re-knit. One each in the collection should be a slouchy tam and one should be Fair Isle.  I just finished this.  It’s 1:40 AM.  It needs to have ends sewn in, blocked, etc, but I say it’s done.  I am also going to count this as a Fair Isle for me, and it definitely counts as a hat.  It’s gigantic to fit my gigantic head.  I should go as Bev Bighead for Halloween, but it’s not the 90’s anymore.  The design is here and I love it but I should have tweeked it better for this hat.  There is too much negative space between the patterns and it repeats 3 times for the size.  I should have done only two and done a separate design in between.

Whatever.  A win’s a win.

Now I can get back to more gift crafting.  I do need to take pictures of the stranding; I’ve not done it before because my floats were stupid but suddenly now they’re not.   I’ll take it.

Knit List, Updated


Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up–soon
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up–soon
Mittens: Tip-down–soon
Knitting with silk–knitted with silk yarn, but not actual silk (like recycled saris, etc)
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
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
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)-no interest in this at all.
Continental Knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting
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
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
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-really?  gross.
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Miles to go before I sleep.  I’ve added 2 inches on to the baby since yesterday.  Unfortunately, it will take more and more time for every inch, since (duh) it’s getting bigger and bigger.  In the mean time, chew on this:

You're welcome.