I’m supposed to have this up by the 8th, so here goes:
- How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?
About 30 years, off and on. My grandmother taught me. She was a very difficult person, but she sure could knit!
2. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
Between intermediate and advanced, I’d guess.
3. What are your favorite colors? Any you dislike?
I love blues, greens, greys and purples. I’m not fond of autumn colors or pastels. I mean to say I like them, but they don’t look good on me.
4. Do you like Latvian type patterns? If so, what are your favorite patterns?
I think Latvian patterns are just amazing and beautiful, but I don’t know enough about them to be specific.
5. Do you desire mittens for yourself, your “special someone else” or your child?
Me, Me, Me, me!!
6. What other things do you enjoy knitting?
Hats, socks….generally small projects with yummy yarn
7. What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum)
Circular in aluminum and double-pointed needles in bamboo
8. What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make?
Those Dale of Norway sweaters are so gorgeous and intimidating.
9. What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with?
Noro Silk Garden
10. What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook?
I sew, garden, crochet, read. I don’t spin…..yet.
11. Besides yarn, do you collect anything?
Music – I love music of many, many different kinds, and I have a serious CD habit.
12. What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to?
I like sweet and salty. I cannot have mint anything(it makes me ill).
13. Do you have any kids? Pets?
3 children – 1 in college (Will) , 2 at home (Ian & Louisa) . 3 pets: 2 dogs (Boris & Natasha) and a cat (Bluto)
14. What is your favorite part of Winter?
Watching snow fall and sledding.
15. What is your least favorite part of Winter?
Just about everything else! I grew up in New Hampshire and have grown to hate winter….which is why I live in Alabama. We still get a little winter, but not very much: just right for me.