1. Who taught you to knit? Did you ever think you would be so into it?
My mom taught me to knit when I was 6 years old (and when she was pregnant with my lil sis, and thus knitting for her). My mom has never knit anything except baby clothes, and after my sister was born she didn't knit again until I was a teenager and my step-nephew was on tje way.
I never thought I would be so into knitting, but I guess looking back I kept going back to it. I remember knitting little swatches when I was 6, attempting to knit a scarf for one of my toys when I was 9 or 10, knitting a couple of hats when I was 14 or 15, knitting in Norway when I was 20, and the got into it a lot when I moved to Boston (22).2. What's the softest yarn you've ever felt? Do you own any of it?
Poof - and yes I do have some and will make a scarf from it - maybe a hat too.3. What's your favorite thing to knit as a gift?
I guess scarves (by number made). I've made scarves for both my sisters, my mom, and a friend. Future gifts include a baby blanket and baby sweater, and hopefully some Broad Street Mittens for a friend.4. You crochet as well as knit. How do you feel about each craft? Is one "better" than the other?
I think knitting and crochet both have their uses. Crochet is faster, and is great for square or rectangular things like scarves, afghans, etc. Hats are about equal for crochet and knitting. I don't think I would ever try to crochet a sweater or other item that requires a lot of shaping.
I feel that crochet is easier, in a way. I got good at it very fast. I learned from a friend in Norway when I was there a couple of years ago, and I loved it from the start. That could also be because I was 20 and not 6, though. ;)5. What's the next big knitting challenge you will tackle? A certain technique? A big project? Using up your stash?
I want to learn mitered squares, and I think I'll be doing the Cut Your Teeth socks from knitty
. Using up my stash is also a good goal. :)Now, to everyone else:
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