Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Lacevember MeMe

This is a sort of Lacevember contest, and I really want to win, so here are my answers:

The knitting questions, or the usual suspects

How long have you been knitting? I learned to knit about 1970 and knitted for a couple of years, then I did a little more in the early 80s, but I didn't pick it up again until 2003

How did you learn to knit? My first husband's mother taught me

Favorite thing about knitting? The yarn, the textures and the colors; making an object that is beautiful or useful or both

How long have you been knitting lace? Made a few scarves for last Christmas using Vine Lace from BW; finished my first Kiri Shawl in July this year

Favorite thing about knitting lace. It's beautiful!!

The yarn questions, or flash your stash

Favorite lace yarn? Elann's Highland Silk makes beautiful warm but lacy scarves; don't yet have a favorite yarn in a smaller gauge, but I want to grow up to knit Zephyr

variegated or solids for shawls? Depends on the pattern, IMO

Favorite lace color? I'm always a sucker for purples of any shade

Technique, or show us your skillz

Circs or straights? Always circs!

Favorite lace knitting trick? Don't have one yet

Lifelines? If so with what? Oh, yes. Crochet thread works great

Fancy blocking wires, or just sewing pins stuck in your carpet? T-pins on a big sheet of styrofoam insulation board

Pattern, or can you follow directions

shawls or lacey items? Yes, I've done both.

triangle, rectangle, or circular shawls? No circular ones yet.

Charts or printed instructions? Can do both; I make my own charts with pencil and paper or in Word or Excel, with the Aire River Fonts

Favorite lace you've knit? Vine Lace is so easy but so pretty, and the only one I've done more than once.

Favorite lace you want to knit? A long, long list; currently, it's Hand Jive Knits Dayflower Lace Shawl

Just Fun, yup that's right, just for fun

Favorite jelly belly flavor? Who can choose?

Tell me everything you know about Eric the Red..... Viking; was he the one who found North America before Columbus?

Coke, classic or with lime? Diet only, TYVM, but I'd rather have iced tea

Holiday carols, sing along, or wish they would be banned from all public airwaves? I like to sing along, but they should be banned before December 7.

What is the definition of irony? using words to mean their opposite, a kind of sarcasm

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop? Ask a kid

Why is my cat always puking in front of my son's bedroom door? Really doesn't like your son and wants him to step in it, preferably barefooted.

What is your superhero power? When did I get one? Where was I?

If the laundry is 9 foot by 11 foot (just dreaming, that's a big laundry room), and the walls are 8 feet tall, and you are going to tile the entire room in tiles that are 3 inches by 5 inches, what color should those tiles be? Blue or green, and you're going to need a lot of them

What's for dinner tonight? Salmon with pesto crust

What is clogging my children's bathtub drain? Are you missing one of your kids?


Grace Yaskovic said...

That was alot of fun!

Vamanta said...

Yum. Can I come over for dinner?