Hi folks, I too am a Washington State knitter, although the first 27 years of my life I lived and crocheted in Texas. I live pretty darn close to LilBJ...in fact I picked 80+ pounds of berries top of Sunnyside hill. Ya know where that is...Dang new Walmart is gonna ruin my berry adventures.
1) What is your favorite yarn?
have to say it is classic Merino Patons cause the JoAnns used to be 5 mins from my house and that was best they had. But now that I can see well...I am going to Great Yarns in Everett! Yippee...I bought Dreamz interchangeable...all 3 sets this month along with several 40-47in 0,1,2,3 needles cause I am tired of not being able to find good wool socks to fit my adult son's. (the men in my family have unusually large ankles and calves) They can't find any hiking socks that are comfortable above their ankles.
2) What is your favorite thing to knit?
Hats, but I am gonna make socks my favorite as soon as I find the right pattern for my sons.
3) Who is your favorite designer?
Hatternique patterns...(can't find him any more but he made some great hats that my son likes with merchandized cotton...but I don't particularly like knitting with it...rather crochet this yarn.
4) Which knitting magazine is your favorite?
Don't have any knitting magazines.
5) Are you a Raveler yet?
Yes...Just joined. msneuropil
If not, are you on the waiting list?
If not, what are you waiting for?
6) How many years have you been knitting?
20+ years...but only rarely till the last 5 or 6 years
7) Do you crochet as well?
ABSOLUTELY...I started crocheting around 9 years old...but never had the money to put into more than 1 hook and some cheap yarn. Started in earnest in 1982 when I was on crutches AND 6 months pregnant. Crocheted the LARGEST out of shape bedspread while sitting for the next 3 months. It was ugly and was dragged around for over 10 years. I hated it, but my son loved it. I had no pattern, 1 hook and about 10 skeins of cheap yarn. (My hubby at the time thought it was irresponsible of me to spend money on crochet hooks...so I did what I could with what I had). I might add here that HE had tools galore, radio controlled cars and planes...and he thought it was wasteful to spend money on a tool for me. He's my ex now...and I can now buy the tools I want.
8) Do you live in the Puget Sound area? East of the mts? The Coast? Southern?
I live on the edge of the Snohomish River as it enters Puget Sound, which is West of the Cascade Mountains. I see Mt. Pilchuck directly east of me.
9) What are your prime knitting hours?
Noonish...then a break to quilt or cook...then around 4 I go to bed and knit on and off till sleepy. I have CFIDS and Fibromyalgia so it all depends on how long I can see clearly and how long I can stand to be in a sitting position. I'm getting pretty good at knitting a lot of stockinette laying down.
10) What is your favorite knitting 'how to/help" book?
Knitting Answers AND Knitting Companion. It was not till I got those books that I finally figured out what I did to make those mistakes and what to do to fix the mistakes. Wonderful books for folks who don't know knitters in real life or how to even describe your mistakes.