Sunday, November 23, 2008


This is a meme I found by googling the term "Knitting Memes",(thanks CmeKnit for creating this nifty meme three years ago!) and since I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel for stuff to blog about for this Nablopomo thing, I've decided that using google in such a way was probably a very, very smart thing for me to do!

Okay, here goes:

What is your all time favorite yarn to knit with?

Socks that Rock, hands down. It is the softest, skwooshiest, yarn I've ever been able to touch and I love, love, love it. The colors? They amaze and astound me. And is it bouncy? Oh yes it is! Does it have a lovely drape! It does, it does! Me and STR = total yarn love. Not just lust. Love.

Your favorite needl

Right now, I'd have to go with my Crystal Palace bamboo. They're smooth, they're sturdy, and they really warm up beneath my hands as I knit. I've been itching to try out those KP Harmony needles though, but for now Crystal Palace Bamboo rocks my socks. Literally actually since I wind up using the 6" size US2 DPN's for socks more often than not.

The worst thing you've ever knit?
I started to knit a Marley's Ghost, and became so disenchanted with the pattern that I pretended to "lose" the already knitted links when in reality I got aggravated and chucked them in the garbage. Yes, I actually threw them away. Thank goddess I never finished it!

Your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...but it was the most fun to knit)

It's a toss up between DW's Greenery Hat, or the Goddess Knits June 2008 Mystery Sock , which I really hope gets named soon! Also, I really hope I find the finished pair because I miss them.

Most valuable knitting technique?

Learning how to purl backwards. Since I've discovered this past year that I really, really love to knit entrelac, this technique happens to be incredibly valuable because turning the work back and forth so much was a serious pain in the butt!

Best knit book or magazine?

It's kind of hard for me to answer this question since I won't buy a book or a magazine unless I like it enough to want to knit at least 10 patterns out of it - although sometimes I will buy one if it has just ONE really, really, WAY cool pattern in it, but if I had to make a choice, I'd say Interweave Knits...just because I love to LOOK at the stuff inside.

Your favorite knit-a-long?

Goddess Knits Mystery Sock-A-Long.

Your favorite knitblogs?

Flying Pig Knits, Crafty Crafter, and a whole bunch of others that I read. Actually, chances are, if it's on my blogroll, it's one of my faves. :)

Your favorite knitwear designer?

Though I haven't knit too much of her stuff, I love Evelyn Clark's shawls. They're gorgeous!

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)

My Clapotis!

Clapotis 001

Now for the tags!

I'm tagging Courtney,Betty, Yarnpiggy, Ms. Lori and anyone else who reads this blog, needs blogging material and hasn't done this meme before!


yarnpiggy said...

Squeeeee! Something for tomorrow! Thanks for tagging me. :-)

Denise said...

*chuckling* Scraping the bottom of the barrel. There's still a week left, you know. Can't fall down now you've made it this far.

I've got material to blog, just not in the mood for talking right now.

Anonymous said...

You actually put some more stuff up about knitting...amazing. You're gonna be real busy this month, Mrs. Needle...


Lori said...

Oy! You're gonna make me blog, huh? No more procrastinating, I guess...ok, maybe tomorrow