This is sort of a chain-message thing from my LYS, sent to all the regular customers. Answer if you want to!
[B]1.) What are your favorite things to knit?[/B] Aran sweaters, but I also love to do Fair Isle and lace. All knit in the round, except for the lace.
[B]2.) What yarn/fiber do you like most?[/B] I like rustic, natural wools most of all, and my favorite place to get those is from Schoolhouse Press. I have used just about all the wools they offer, and love them all.
[B]3.) What needles do you tend to use (i.e. type/material)?[/B]Circular, no question, [I]never [/I]use straights anymore. I only use metal needles, nickel plated if possible. My favorites now are Addis and Options, though I do have a big collection of Inox needles (the coated kind)
[B]4.) Do you tend to knit more in one specific part of the year than others?[/B]I knit the same way all year long, but my favorite times to knit are in fall and winter, my favorite seasons.
[B]5.) What style of knitting do you use?[/B] Continental. I know how knit English style, but it’s not as comfortable to me.
[B]6.) Do you consider yourself a “fast” knitter?[/B] I guess, I’m pretty fast once I get going.
[B]7.) Who is your favorite knitting author?[/B] Elizabeth Zimmermann, hands down. Meg Swansen is great, too, but not as witty as Elizabeth.
[B]8.)[/B] [B]What is your favorite by said author?[/B] Hard to pick, but probably [I]Knitting Without Tears[/I] or [I]Knitting Around[/I].
[B]9.) How long ago did you learn to knit?[/B] It’ll be 7 years this October.
[B]10.) How do you knit small in-the-round objects? (i.e. double points, 2 circulars, or the magic loop)[/B] I use and like both dpn’s and 2 circulars, but my favorite right now is 2 circulars.
[B]11.) What is the most useful technique you’ve learned so far?[/B] It’s a tie between 3 - Knitting in the Round, Steeking, and Cabling without a cable needle. Without that last one, I don’t think I’d be knitting cables all that much, so let’s go with that one.
[B]12.) Do you prefer to knit fine gauge items, mid-range gauge items, or large gauge items, or do you like it all ?[/B] I like my gauge to be in a range from 6-8 stitches per inch for Fair Isles, up to about 3 stiches per inch. I don’t go finer or bulkier than those, so you could say I’m an equal opportunity knitter.
[B]13.) How do you like to knit your sweaters?[/B] In the round, with one of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s 10 circular shoulder shapings - yoke, raglan, set in sleeve, drop shoulder, saddle shoulder, “nalgar”, etc. Except for drop shoulders, I don’t knit the sleeves seperately and sew them in, I cut, pick up stitches and knit the sleeve, so there won’t be any seams.
[B]14.) Again, who do wish to send this on to?[/B] All the members of KH.