Friday, May 11, 2007

meme meme bo beme, banana fana fo feme...

Okay, so my darling friend Sharon tagged me for the first meme. I saw the second one on the blog of one of the other people she tagged.

Here are seven things about me.
1. I studied French for nine years and lived in Paris for 10 months, from 1996 to 1997. It was one of the best years of my life. However, if I were to go back and do it again, I probably would have studied German instead. I never fit in in France, especially Paris, and I am one of the few people who loves the way German sounds. Whenever I am in Germany, I feel like I am home.

2. I used to make a lot of stuff when I was a kid. I used to draw on paper bags, I wasn't picky. One year, when I was about 10, I made a three-dimensional Nativity for Christmas, with no pattern and no encouragement from anyone. I just went ahead and did it. I also played in dirt.

3. I still like to play in dirt. I just planted a container garden: marigolds, geraniums, impatiens, catnip, basil, mint, cilantro, lemon balm, chamomile, parsley, and lavender. I used the basil and parsley for the first time last night in a salad I made.

4. I began to get crafty again when Banana was a baby and I wasn't working. I was watching either the DIY Network or HGTV and I saw a show where a woman made these little tea light lanterns with baby food jars, wire, and glass beads. Since I had eighty trillion baby food jars at the time, I made some. That got me started, and I haven't stopped since.

5. I get my craftiness from my parents. My mom used to take craft classes at the YMCA, and during the 80s it seemed all she did was make Christmas ornaments and quilted baskets and all sorts of stuff. She later became an excellent photographer. My dad does calligraphy, woodworking, sculpture (clay and wood), photography, instrument making (guitars, dulcimers, didjeridoos, and hurdy-gurdys), furniture making, clock making, stained glass, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

6. I would really like to get an Etsy shop.

7. Banana has already expressed an interest in crafts, and I can't wait to teach her to knit and crochet. I can see us creating together already...

Mark with bold the things you have knit or crocheted (or are knitting or are crocheting), with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

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 (may have done this once unintentionally – does that count?)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
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
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 two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/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

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At 5:16 PM, Anonymous kirsty said...

KNITTING WITH DOG?CAT HAIR??????????? Are you kidding?? Do you mean accidentally or for real? Isn't it scratchy and itchy? Will I ever shut up??

At 9:31 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

Okay, so what do we want in the Esty shop? Let's get moving on that. I can definitely help with that one


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