Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Knitting Meme--with pictures to come!

What is your all-time favourite yarn to knit with?

This one is hard... If you asked me 6 months ago, I would have said some sort of cotton, but now I've been knitting with Merino of all sorts--sock yarn, worsted weight, etc. Right now I'm liking Karabella Aurora 8, but that may change next week. :) The Cascade 220 that I'm using for Christmas presents is great too. :) Let's just say I'm a yarn ho.

Your favorite needles?
Again, my tastes have evolved over the past 6 months or so. It used to be Crystal Palace bamboo straights for everything, now I'm loving Addi Turbos. I especially love using the turbos to knit socks.

The worst thing you’ve ever knit?
Hmmm... That would probably be between Christmas stockings I knit for my parents when I was in college (which my mom LOVES) or my Peppermint Twist from Stitch and Bitch. I ended up going to my LYS in search of Cotton Glace, which they didn't have. The sales person convinced me to try to knit it out of some Anny Blatt wool. The yarn was luckily on sale, and I found some good colors. But the wool ended up being ITCHY! Plus my finishing job left much to be desired. I've never worn it, and it's sitting up in my closet. I'm tempted to rip out my seams and to re-seam it. We'll see if that happens any time soon. :)

Your most favourite knit pattern? (maybe you don’t like wearing it…but it was the most fun to knit)
Well, I really enjoyed knitting my Audrey. It's also been the knit item I've worn the most. Backyardty Leaves was also fun to knit, as was Ruffles. Ruffles made the flight to and from Japan and Hong Kong tolerable. :) I measured time in balls of yarn I went through. :)

Most valuable knitting technique?
Easy--Socks on 2 circulars!

Best knit book or magazine?
If there's one thing other than yarn I collect, it's books. I love looking through them at all the beautiful pictures. My "best" tends to rotate, right now they're all gift themed. I like Last Minute Knitted Gifts, Handknit Holidays, and Holiday Knits

Your favorite knit-a-long?
I've only joined two--Sockpal-2-za, and Who Wouldn't Love a Handknitted Gift. I'd say Sockpal-2-za was my favorite.

Your favorite knitblogs?
This is the easier of the questions Blue Blog Alison, Sweet Georgia, Grumperina, Whispering Pine, See Eunny Knit, Marnie Talks, Marirob and Crazy Aunt Purl to name a few. My bloglines roll has finally hit 100.

Your favorite knitwear designer?
Kim Hargreaves,for the "professional" designer. I have to admit I really love all the work of the knitbloggers...

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
Audrey for the sweater I wear the most, and Ruffles for the scarf I wear the most. I also wear the purple socks Penny gave me for Sockpal-2-za at least once a week. Gotta love that superwash wool! :)

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