A Knitting Q&A

Want to say again: I’m following the #fiberadventures hashtag on Instagram. Use it so I can see what you’re working on!

NothingButKnit posted a knitting Q&A and I thought it would be fun to answer:

  • Do you have a favorite crafting tool?

I don’t know that I have one overall favorite. I still have my first crochet hook, the one that started it all. It’s nothing fancy, a blue, size N Boye crochet hook. My dad has made me three crochet hooks: two out of antler found on a family member’s ranch and a turned one made out of red wood. They all have my initials on them, the antler ones are inlayed turquoise and the wood ones are burned. He’s also turned me a drop spindle. Finally, I never leave the house without a Sexy Knitter Tool Tin, cause they look awesome and have everything I need.

  • Which do you prefer when you craft: listening to a podcast or music, watching something on tv or silence?

Almost never a podcast or music, occasionally an audiobook or silence, almost always tv or a movie, usually Disney movies. In most crafts, I don’t have a preference, but when I spin I have to have something period on. It feels wrong otherwise.

  • Do you have a favorite designer that you’d like to recommend?

My local designer friends! Marci Blank, Cindy CraigAnna Sudo, Sarah Wilson, and Christine Long Derks. I “met” Cheryl Murray last night (using my quotations because surely we’ve met before! We’re both in the local guild and I was in high school band with her daughter!). One of her latest designs is on the cover of the Fall ’18 issue of Knit Simple! Finally, I don’t yet have the honor of calling her a friend (we’ve met only a couple of times), but I also love Carina Spencer‘s work. She’s also a local.

  • Most people have a favorite color, do you find you use it more than other colors? Is there a color you avoid? Why?

My favorite color is blue, and I have a lot of it in the stash. I also have a lot of green. I don’t outwardly avoid any colors. If there is a color I like that I’m not normally drawn to, I have to have it. So the rainbow is pretty fairly represented in my crafting.

  • Have you experienced a crafting injury? If yes, what

I needed a wrist brace after cutting hundreds of fleece strips for a rug, but that’s not super exciting. My mom once sat on a double-pointed needle and it was still sticking out of her behind when she stood up. Once I knew she was okay, I couldn’t stop laughing! Sock knitting is dangerous, you know!

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