Before I begin to chat about Lacevember....remember, the blog contest!!! Continue to send your photos! Deadline is Monday, November 13!! Prizes: 1 hank of Malbrigo and the 365 St Pattern a Day perpetual calendar.
I am enjoying my Lacevember project, although, I do feel a bit odd in that I am one of the few not actually working with lace wt. yarn. I'm not a fan of lace wt. yarn, sorry! I have decided that I will try it one more time, probably at the beginning of the new year...this will be one of my New Year resolutions...must knit with and enjoy lace wt. yarn!
As I posted recently, I am knitting the gorgeous Ruffles (VK calls this shawl "ruffles" online and "lace wrap" in the mag.) shawl from Vogue Knitting Fall 2005 and I am using worsted wt yarn...this way the wrap is going to be warm and oh...so yummy knit with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride. I had planned on knitting on this shawl and that's it, as I normally do in my happy, monogamous knitting life, until I saw My Man washing and wearing the socks that I recently knit for him several times a week, then I decided that I must knit...no, not just knit, design and knit a pair of socks for him. That said, "Lonnie Socks" are also being worked on during this month we are calling Lacevember and they have not one lace st in them, My Man loves his handknit socks and he's not the lace sock kinda guy, you know?!
The knitting questions, or the usual suspects
How long have you been knitting?
2 years, 3 months
How did you learn to knit?
From the book that was in a kit that My Man gave me.
Favorite thing about knitting?
I 1st began knitting hoping that it would help keep my mind off of my pain (for those of you who don't know me...I am disabled after many hip replacements/dislocations/other operations/etc that have left me in constant, severe pain) and I am very happy to say that it does just that!
How long have you been knitting lace?
As I've stated before, I don't enjoy knitting with lace wt. yarn. I LOVE knitting lace patterns, with anything from fingering - worsted wt yarn. My favorite being knitting lace socks. Oh, I discovered the joy of lace around 2 years ago, not long after I began knitting.
Favorite thing about knitting lace.
There is no boredom when knitting lace and the patterns are gorgeous.
The yarn questions, or flash your stash
Favorite lace yarn?
As I said before, I am one of the few Lacevember participants who joined because I love knitting lace patterns, not using lace wt yarn. As for favorite, the only lace wt yarn I've used has been KnitPicks, so Alpaca Cloud will have to be the fave.
variegated or solids for shawls?
That is a toss up, I enjoy both, but solid will have to win out here.
Favorite lace color?
I love all colors! Since I'm currently working with a dark blue for my shawl, I'll go with dark blue.
Technique, or show us your skillz
Circs or straights?
Circs, of course.
Favorite lace knitting trick?
For K3 or 4tg I will k2tog, place the st back on the left needle and k2tog again and again for k4tog
If so with what?
contrasting yarn of the same wt as the WIP
Fancy blocking wires, or just sewing pins stuck in your carpet?
pins and the bed in the spare room
Pattern, or can you follow directions
shawls or lacey items?
yes...well, I've knit lacy items and am currently working on my 1st shawl
triangle, rectangle, or circular shawls?
rectangle and triangle
Charts or printed instructions?
Favorite lace you've knit?
Leaves of Whimsy socks
Favorite lace you want to knit?
Fiber Trends Lace Leaf and Flower Basket shawls
Just Fun, yup that's right, just for fun
Favorite jelly belly flavor?
Tell me everything you know about Eric the Red.....
Coke, classic or with lime?
classic, of course!
Holiday carols, sing along, or wish they would be banned from all public airwaves?
What is the definition of irony?
I hate to work with lace wt yarn and I've joined the Lacevember kal, LOL!
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?
as if I've ever licked to the center!
Why is my cat always puking in front of my son's bedroom door?
Said cat is sick of said son bothering him.
What is your superhero power?
I am now revealing my deepest secret....the Jedi knitting skills that I obtained while learning under the Jedi Knitting Master.... ......Knitting Yoda.
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?
yes....I mean pink, no....blue, no....red....no....
What's for dinner tonight?
My Man's homemade soup...yummy.
What is clogging my children's bathtub drain?
probably whatever the cat has been puking....and......yarn.