Sunday, January 18, 2009

a meme i snitched from Drive By Thinking.

Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Afghan (on the needles, although i call it a blanket)
I-cord (only if i have to)
Garter stitch (please, no more??)
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down (the best way!)
Socks: toe-up (yeah, but not well...)
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hats: Top-down
Hats: Cuff-up
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting (heh, heh, heh...)
Participating in a KAL
Sweater (but none for me yet...)
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting
Twisted stitch patterns

Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting (??)
Charity knitting (i keep meaning to...)
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan (soon...)

Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn (spinning?? hah!)
Graffiti knitting

Continental knitting
Combination knitting (best kind, baby!)
Designing knitted garments (well, making up stuff counts as designing, right?)
Cable stitch patterns (oh, yeah...)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange

Scarf (well, i have one non-mobius, it's half done...)
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (not if i can help it!)
Knitting to make money

Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colors
Dyeing spinning fiber
Knitting items for a wedding (nope, only tatted...)

Household items
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars (nah... i likes me my little sticks!)
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn
Knitting with dpns (only all the time!)
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Tassels (reluctantly)
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton (and a sweater, to boot!)
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks (please, no!)
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously (nope)

Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch (the only [good] way to close a sock!)
Knitted flowers

Knitting with beads
Swatching (sometimes... but they lie to me! i'd rather swatch with a part of the piece.)
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards (?) (if you mean left handed, then yes!)
Machine knitting

Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn (unfortunately?)
Writing a pattern
Gloves (well, just the one... it matched my mitten... they were both lost that first winter... sigh)
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO (maybe?)
Free-form knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting (?)

Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public (on the bus every day... unless i'm tatting, that is...)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brain Usage Profile

this explains a lot... sigh...

i took this quiz when i encountered it on someone else's blog, but didn't have time to post it then... then forgot about it... something about "problems with organization"?
[My] Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 47%
Visual : 52%
Left : 47%
Right : 52%

dani, you are one of those rare individuals who are perfectly "balanced" in both your hemispheric tendencies and your sensory learning preferences. However, there is both good news and bad news.

A problem with hemispheric balance is that you will tend to feel more conflict than someone who has a clearly established dominance. At times the conflict will be between what you feel and what you think but will also involve how you attack problems and how you perceive information. Details which will seem important to the right hemis-phere will be discounted by the left and vice versa, which can present a hindrance to learning efficiently.

In the same vein, you may have a problem with organization. You might organize your time and/or space only to feel the need to reorganize five to ten weeks later.

On the positive side, you bring resources to problem-solving that others may not have. You can perceive the "big picture" and the essential details simultaneously and maintain the cognitive perspective required. You possess sufficient verbal skills to translate your intuition into a form which can be understood by others while still being able to access ideas and concepts which do not lend themselves to language.

Your balanced nature might lead you to second-guess yourself in artistic endeavors, losing some of the fluidity, spontaneity and creativity that otherwise would be yours.

With your balanced sensory styles, you process data alternately, at times visually and other times auditorially. This usage of separate memories may cause you to require more time to integrate information or re-access it. When presented with situations which force purely visual or purely auditory learning, increased anxiety is likely and your learning efficiency will decrease.

Your greatest benefit is that you can succeed in multiple fields due to the great plasticity and flexibility you possess.