Saturday, August 25, 2007

sp 11 contest

my hostess with the mostess, Robyn, is having a contest. we have to answer some questions, and who knows, maybe it will help my SP out!

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

my tape measure. i can figure everything else out, but it's hard to measure without it!

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

That's like asking if I take clothes. It's not a matter of do i take it, but more like, how much can i cram in my suitcase, and still have enough to suit every mood, to include startitis, and still have enough clothes (i've been known to use the kids' suitcases when they were smaller!). i guess that just answered the how much question, eh? as to what type? depends on what i'm working on! i usually don't take highly complicated things with, like shawls, but baby clothes, socks, hats, scarves, ponchos, the rest is all game, as long as i can fit the yarn and the pattern in. i also take yarn and patterns, and necessary needles to start new projects. (i have a bad, chronic case of startitis)

3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot?

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. I went 14 years ago, and am dying to go back. 2nd place would be depoe bay, oregon. i'm addicted to the ocean. (funny for a midwestern born-and-raised gal, eh?)

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

Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook. Yes, i do own it. I love it because it also combines another love of mine, spinning.

5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)? Yes, I do! However, I only listen to 2. I'd like to listen to more, but i'm an avid book tape listener, and there's only so many hours of the day i can be plugged in! My favorite is Lime & Violet (i am adminnie, actually, lol), but i do enjoy Cast On by Brenda Dayne (angels singing!)

6. If you could only knit with 1 color for the rest of your life, what color would that be?
A dusky royal blue. Not the eye searing type, but not navy, either. that has too much black in it. a true blue with a slight grey haze (like plum, only blue)

7. If you were far into a project and then noticed a mistake near the beginning what would you do?
It would depend on the error. If it was a huge, glaring thing that i just absolutely could not pass off as a design element, t hen i'd frog. however, if it wasn't, i just might pass it off as s uch. also depends on my frustration level with the project. if this is the first time? i might frog it. if not? the number of times i've already frogged is directly proportionate to the likelyhood of a refrogging.

8. Where is the most unsual spot you've ever knit?

In the dentist chair waiting to get numb (i've actually visualized myself knitting to get through some pretty stressful work on my back teeth (i have a small mouth (hush up, i heard that!))

Also, outside my car waiting for the tank to fill at the gas station. just run the yarn out the drivers' window and click away.

How's them apples?

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