Thursday, August 16, 2007

SP 11 Contest 1 Questions and Answers...

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?

I love my knit picks chart keeper. It is a powerful, portable chart keeper with magnets to mark your place in any lace pattern.

2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If so, how much and what type of project?

Planning the yarn I'm taking on vacation is often more difficult then planning the clothes I'm bringing...and I always bring TOO MUCH! I usually pack socks, a scarf and a lace project. And a few extra balls "just in case." I almost always buy MORE yarn on vacation too and plan ahead my itinerary to visit shops

3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot? I've traveled to Alaska,
Scotland, Ireland and England and all over the east coast (as far west as St Louis). I've also been to Canada (Ontario and Yukon).

My favorite places are Glen Coe, Glen Etive and the Isle of Skye...All in Scotland

4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it?

I love Last Minute Knitted Gifts...probably because I've acutally made many of the projects in this book (not just one or two) and keep going back to this book over and over again. Yes, I own it. I also love Purl. I always work a visit into this store when I'm in New York City.

I also find myself "reading" Barbara Walker's stitch books over and over again. I own these (yes volumes 1-4) too.

5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)

I haven't been listening lately...but when I do, I listen to Cast On. I used to do a podcast...I'm knittyd of KnittyD and the City. Yes, our podcast is now defunct but it was fun while it lasted....


JoAnn, Wynnewood said...

I'm sorry to hear that Knitty d and the City is defunct. I learned a lot about the knitting scene in Philadelphia. The best and worst part - I learned about Loop, where I spend way too much money. I have enough sock yarn to make socks for the entire east coast.
Sorry about the loss of Murphy. You guys have been having a rough time of it. You know I love dogs so I get weepy anytime someones beloved pet dies.
Answering the questions - I take wool everywhere. I was in Tuscany and while we drove all over the place I make a Koigu scarf - 20 stitches wide, garter stitch, changing colors every 30 inches or so. Then you pick up the sides, again different colors, using 2 balls on each side. To finish, pick up short ends and knit same color on each end for about 20 rows. Beautiful. Calls for 8 skeins (3 for the center). I steamed it and it is exquisite. Looks like a tapestry. Knitting was mindless and I didn't miss a single sight.
Tried to buy yarn in Florence, but the store owner wouldn't let me touch the yarn - can you imagine! No sale for her.
Keep up the blog. It's therapeutic and, we all want to know about the new job which sounds very exciting, if not tough on the emotions. Enjoy the cape.

Anonymous said...

i was sad to see in print that your podcast is defunct - i'd been hoping it was just a long hiatus.... i really enjoyed it - was truly a favorite. i hope all goes well for you both - caro

JoAnn, Wynnewood said...

One day and a wake up for you at Penn. Good luck.