The ULTIMATE Knitting Bucket List

I posted this on my Tumblr a while ago, March 26th, 2011 to be exact and I think it’ll be fun to see what I’ve done since then. I’ll be crossing off what I’ve already done and adding notes to things I really want to do.

Bold what you’ve done.  Italic what you haven’t done, but would like to.  Leave plain what you have no interest in doing.

Afghan
I-cord
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Shawl
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down [it has suddenly become very urgent for me to knit socks… it’s happening this winter]
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hat
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Sweater [Just finished my first and addicted to them now. Need to get back to a sweater I have as a WIP.]
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn [T-shirt yarn and plarn! I want to knit with them so badly!]
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino/modular knitting [working on it!]
Shadow/illusion knitting
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn [I recently watched a video on spindling and it looks so freaking fun. Also a must do]
Knitting with your own hand-dyed yarn [I really wanted to dye with Kool Aid a while back and it’s still on the bucket list]
Slippers
Graffiti knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable/aran stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Scarf
Teaching a child to knit/crochet
American/English style knitting (throwing)
Continental style knitting
Knitting to make money
Buttonholes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies)
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 [Aiming to do that this year with knitting club. My friend Brian says he wants to learn how and it’s happening.]
Bobbles
Knitting for a living [HAHA I WISH, it’s hard enough trying to make some extra money!]
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn [Again, really, really want to.]
Steeks
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Felting/fulling
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Purses/bags
Knitting with beads
Swatching
Long Tail CO
Entrelac
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Darning
Jewelry
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Gloves
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
Intarsia
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Pillows
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Rug
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Shrug/bolero/poncho
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public
Met knitterati/famous knitters

One of these days I’m going to stop knitting for others, just for one year and knit for myself. I will make projects with the highest quality yarn and only knit things I want for myself. And I will finish this list! Knitting for others is a bit of my weakness. I save the worst yarn for my own projects and they’re never as cool as what I give away.

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