How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?
I am a self-taught knitter and have been knitting since October of 2006.
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I would consider myself an intermediate knitter who is always up for a challenge!
What are your favorite colors? Any you dislike?
I really love all colors, especially reds, turquoises, greens and purples. I don't like mustards or olive greens.
Do you like Latvian type patterns? If so, what are your favorite patterns?
I love all of the the Latvian type patterns, but no real favorite.
Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child?
What is the measurement from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger?
About 7.25 inches
What is the circumference of your hand at it's widest point?
About 7.5 inches
What other things do you enjoy knitting?
I also enjoy knitting socks, sweaters and hats.
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum)
I really enjoy working with wooden and plastic needles. I mostly work with my Denise needles for Hats and sweaters, and wooden Brittany DPNs and Pony DPNS for socks and mittens.
What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make?
The Bird in Hand mittens, Clapotis, and The Firestarter socks.
What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with?
Koigu, I have never used it, but have always wanted to.
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook?
I sew, bake and cook.
Besides yarn, do you collect anything?
I love Matroyshka dolls, especially weird ones. (Like the Elvis set I have.)
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to?
I enjoy baked goods, hot chocolate, and sweet/salty combos. I don't have any food allergies, and the only things I don't like are liver, kidney and blood pudding. ugh.
Do you have any kids? Pets?
No kids and two dogs.
What is your favorite part of Winter?
Snuggling up under the blankets with my sweetie, building snowmen and playing in the snow with the dogs.
What is your least favorite part of Winter?
The endless gray skies.