How My Blog Got Its Name

Originally published  Friday, January 11, 2008

If you are reading this, you already know that my blog is called “All Kinds of Knitting.” You are probably wondering how I came up with such a clever title and whether it has any special meaning.

I’ll answer the second question first. I like to do all kinds of knitting: sweaters, socks, shawls, scarves, mittens, blankets, doilies, tablecloths, hats, Aran, Gansey, stranded, lace, textured, ad infinitum. That’s my Frost Flowers and Leaves from A Gathering of Lace in the picture.

There are a few types of knitting I don’t like doing and thus don’t do: beaded, twined, intarsia. I knit right-handed, i.e., English style (in knitting parlance, I’m a thrower), but when I do stranded knitting, I carry the foreground color in my left hand. Yes, I am a two-handed strander. I am capable of doing the knit stitch left-handed, i.e., continental style, but I find purling that way to be incredibly awkward, and after 47 years of knitting English style, I see no reason to change. YMMV.

Now for the story as to how my blog got its oh-so-very-interesting, creative, imaginative, and intriguing name. The iWeb template I used to make my blog had the title “All Kinds of Writing.” That was my inspiration. ☺



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