How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?
I am a self-taught knitter and have been knitting since 2006.
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I would say I am an advanced intermediate.
What are your favorite colors? Any you dislike?
I love all colors especially purple, red and turquoise. I do not like mustard or olive colors.
Do you like Latvian type patterns? If so, what are your favorite patterns?
I do like latvian type patterns, although I have no favorites, they are all too lovely to decide on just one.
Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child?
For myself! (Selfish, I know!)
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?
Socks, sweaters, cardis, baby stuff (love those little booties!)
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum)
I enjoy working with wooden needles the most, I ususally use DPNs for smaller things like mittens and socks and circulars for everthing else.
What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make?
I really want to make the mittens from Fall Vogue that say "Let it Snow" on them. Other than that...I'm not really sure.
What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with?
I guess something cashmere based. I haven't worked with anything remotely like cashmere yet.
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook?
I cook and sew and would like to get into spinning, but have decided i should wait until after I finish law school.
Besides yarn, do you collect anything?
I wouldn't say I "collect" anything, but I do love matroyshkas (nesting dolls) and nativities.
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to?
I enjoy sweets and salties. I love choclate covered pretzels and peppermint bark!
Do you have any kids? Pets?
I have a finacee, two great dogs (Sam and Molly) and no kids (yet).
What is your favorite part of Winter?
The first snowfall, snuggling up under the covers with my sweetie, Christmas with family, you get the idea. Those warm precious momets that are so abundant in winter.
What is your least favorite part of Winter?
Getting dismissed from work in the middle of a blizzard and having to drive 30 miles to get home. When all the other places just cancelled work at the beginning of the day! (Can you tell that happened to me, more than once?) Driving on icy roads. That's it, other than those driving conditions that I love winter!