Knifty Knitter

One husband, two kids, lots of pets, little time to knit. Yet I find time anyway.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Friday Fun

TGIF?!? Holy moley-its Friday! I can hardly believe it, but I sure feel it. Since I really have not done much knitting in the last few days, I am going to kindly divert your attention to a meme the beautiful Lolly (seriously, have you seen this girl? Someday I hope to meet her in person!) openly tagged to anyone who was up for the challenge-so here goes:

What is your all time favourite yarn to knit with?

I just adore anything with cashmere or silk, and I am partial to merino wool-any brand, but Knit Picks is nice for the price. I love my cottons too, especially Rowan "All Season Cotton", and I really dig mercerized cotton as well. And Kidsilk Haze.

Your favourite needles?

My Denise Interchangables baby! The thing I love best is the guarantee for life, and I have broken my share of them. For sock knitting, it is all about the Boye metal-pretty shiny colors, mmmm.....

The worst thing you've ever knit?

Why I never! Oh wait...there was that first scarf I made that had at least seven different gauges going, and that sock that would fit Paul Bunyan, and that sweater my husband and the kids used as a tent last summer, and the hat...uh, nevermind-next question!

Your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...But it was the most fun to knit)

I just love the Sophie pattern! It is so versatile, and I have modified it several times. It is my "go to" pattern when I need a gift for someone, except my dad didn't seem very excited when he opened his up last Christmas. Maybe this year I'll add more Fun Fur-yeah, that's it-Fun Fur will make it all better.

Most valuable knitting technique?

Short rows-for shaping, heels, toes-whatever. It is like magic.

Best knit book or magazine?

Can't live without Barbara G. Walker's "Knitting from the Top". I also regularly enjoy Interweave Knits-they always have at least one pattern that screams knit me!

Your favourite knit-a-long?

I really have not been in on many, because I have a hard time finishing what I start in a timely manner. However, Lolly's Socktoberfest was fun, and I actually knit two pairs of socks during October, so now I am ready to take on the world. Bring it on.

Your favourite knitblogs?

Just like with my kids and my cats, I don't play favorites. I have a whole lotta blogs that I read-I probably read more about knitting then I spend time knitting, and now I am blogging about knitting so I probably will get even less knitting done, which is not a good thing since this blog is supposed to be about knitting. Uh, what was the question again?

Your favourite knitwear designer?

Stefanie over at Glampyre-no need to say more.

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)

My fan-tab-ulous Newsboy Cap from "SnB Nation". I am crazy for this hat. It is the one thing I wear that people are always inquiring about, asking me where I got it, and I just love it when they look at me, mouth agape, and say "you made that?". Heck yes I did!

*made with Peruvian Collection Highland Wool in Grape*

So there ya go. I leave you with a picture of my lovely Georgette. I know how ya feel, kitty. TGIF indeed.....


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:42 PM  

  • You are too much!

    Love the meme answers :) that hat is awesome. I have that on my to-knit list. I have the yarn and the book... but very little time!

    Take care, Teresa-hope your weekend is going well :)

    By Blogger Lolly, at 9:03 PM  

  • Perhaps you could pass off Sophie as a fishing creel for your dad (wink wink). I gave mine pink socks once.

    Socktober sure was fun!

    By Blogger Acornbud, at 1:50 PM  

  • Your meme answers cracked me up! Those Denise Interchangeables are on my wish list-hint, Hairy Legs! Hint!! ;-) I love that Newsboy Cap from SNBN, too!! Yours looks fantastic. I'll have to give it a try someday. And BTW, I think the fun fur would definitely have made your dad more amenable to a Sophie. :-)

    By Blogger candsmom, at 6:03 PM  

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