Part One: Crafting
Do you knit, crochet, or both?
I knit. I try to crochet, with little success. I've read the instruction books, to no avail.
What do you like to make?
I like to make all sorts of things, mainly things I love. I have a hard time knitting things for people that I don't like myself. Same with colours. I don't like knitting scratchy things either. I knit scarves, hats, jumpers, I have knitted a toy, but actually I hate knitting gloves.
Do you have a favourite project?
I loved knitting the Phildar swing jacket. It had texture in the pattern to prevent boredom and was a pretty quick knit too, especially good for someone like me who has a limited attention span! I loved knitting the chevron scarf too. And the blankie. There's not much I finished that I didn't love knitting. In fact, if I finish something, it means I loved it. Alot.
Do you have a favourite type of fiber or brand of yarn?
Love anything Debbie Bliss, alpaca yarn, Malabrigo, anything soft.
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn?
Noro. I love it but it smells funny to me and is itchy. Just anything itchy really! Oh, or novelty, eyelash, fun stuff...yuk.
Do you do any other crafts?
I sew and quilt and make cards. Also a bit of felting.
Do you knit in public? If so where do you like knitting and what is your "portable" project?
I can knit in public, but don't often have the chance! I like socks for portability, and scarves and anything stocking stitch that doesn't require keeping track of!
What do you carry your "portable" knitting in?
Ususally just a plastic ziplock bag or just thrown in my handbag (I know, I'm blushing)
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over?
I would love a proper needle case, or circ needle holder. I would love a knitted toy! I would love any knit picks harmonys too! And sock blockers. I'll stop now, but I could go on...and on!