2 November 2005

I've Been Tagged

Looks like I got tagged too!

What is your all time favourite yarn to knit with?
I have had the opportunity to knit with alot of yarns thanks to Julie and the Needle Emporium, but I think right now my favorite would be Debbie Bliss's Cashmerino. Can't wait to try her other yarns.

Your favourite needles?
My favorite needle are of course the addi turbos, circular ones of course, but not one that has been stepped on. They have a flat spot!!!!!

The worst thing I ever knit?
I remember knitting some mohair sweaters back in the late eighties or early nineties. It seemed that everyone that came into The Needle Emporium wanted one. I recall making about 12 or 14 in every colour available. It got so I didn't need to look at the pattern anymore and could finish one in four days!

Your most favourite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...but it was the most fun to knit)
Again there have been too many to even list over the past 25 years. Right now I'm enjoying knitting any of the Cabin Fever childrens sweaters for my granddaughter and I love Debbie Bliss and
Jo Sharp. They're patterns are classics.

Most valuable knitting technique?
I'm with Julie. Since I learned the mattress stitch it has changed my life. I also like the 3-needle bind off.

Best knit book or magazine?
I love my Interweave Knits and Knitters magazines (although I was not too impressed with the fall issues this year). And right now Sally Melville's new book Colours Book 3 is fantastic.

Your favourite knit-a-long?
Don't have one.

Your favourite knitblogs?
That is still a work in progress. You'll have to check later.

Your favourite knitwear designer?
That would of course be Debbie Bliss, Jo Sharp, and Alice Starmore.

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
That would be a cardigan from Cabin Fever, Summer Braids. It's made with Patons Weekender but I plan on making another with Super 10 Cotton. Already have the yarn, a gorgeous shade of blue.

I finally finished my Debbie Bliss Weekend Sweater, made with Cashmerino Aran. I wore it the the guild meeting last night and everyone was touching me!!!


Samantha said...

It's funny that you and Julie say that the mattress stitch is so great -- it's the only seaming stitch I know how to do. I can do a 3 needle bindoff as well, but there aren't too many situations where I can use that. Hopefully soon I'll be learning to graft (I have to scarf ends that need to be grafted).

Your sweater is BEAUTIFUL, and admit it, you liked that everyone was touching you. *lol*

Samantha said...

Good job on getting the picture done! :) I knew you could figure it out! :)