Friday, May 11, 2007

A knitting list meme

I'm registered with various job alert emails things and this is what came up as a suggested job earlier this week: "Senior Scientist - Prison Infection Prevention Team". How can that possibly match any of my search criteria?!?!

Before anyone asks, I'm not actively job-hunting as I'm happy to pootle along as I am. It's just a little weird as this is the first time I've been doing something that doesn't have a fixed end point (I've always had fixed term contracts, usually a year, before now), so I thought it was worthwhile to see what was out there and if anything interesting comes up I can apply for it, don't want to miss any opportunities as my field is a small one. And otherwise I'm in danger of just carrying on doing the same thing forever... Well, until I retire, which I think will be at 68 as they've upped the limit. So a while to go there then.

I saw this meme over on Nickerjac's blog, so have a go too if you feel like doing it!
Edit the list, 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 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)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
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
Hair accessories
Knitting in public


Nickerjac said...

You should definitely give knitting and purling backwards a go, it makes short row shaping far easier:)

Anne said...

Tee hee - when I read this in Bloglines it missed out all the formatting - which reads as "I've never tried these, and I never wanted to"...

Seahorse said...

Mmm, doesn't that sound a lovely job :0

No-one can accuse you of lack of knitting ambition! :)

Badger said...

There's not much you don't want to do, is there?!

Don't know if you've seen it already, but Beeston are after a librarian - think of all those lunchtimes you could spend in Yarn!

nanatoo said...

I don't think that'd be the job for you at all, stick to librarian ;)

I'm not doing that meme, I shall feel all overwhelmed, hehe.

Kat said...

I have tagged you! Check out my blog!

Sue H said...

Reading this reminds me of our telecom directory assistance, which now has an automated start. One of those horrible voices asks "what number are you requesting". Many a time I've asked for something and the voice has come back with something entirely different. OK, so I'm an ex-pat Brit, but I don't think my accent is THAT bad.

Rain said...

The thing I love about knitting is that there's so much to try. It's such a varied hobby. Looks like you have many plans for the future, even if a career in the prison service isn't one of them.

Piglottie said...

There's a lot on that list that you have done, but one of the ones I haven't done either is knit with cashmere - one day :)

Saffy said...

That would be quite a career change! Hope you are feeling better.