On Monday night some friends came over and we ate spooky enchiladas before heading over to the Village Halloween Parade. I love Halloween in New York.
And now for a meme from Lisa
What is your all-time favorite yarn to knit with?
Its got to be Zara, by Filatura Di Crosa. I've made a few baby sweaters out of this stuff and it is so soft and cushy to work with. I really need to make a Beth-sized sweater with this one.
Your favorite needles?
I'm not really that finicky about my needles. Although I typically use Addis and knit in the round when possible, I have a special love for regular aluminum needles. Maybe it’s the clicky noise, or maybe because that's what I learned on, but it somehow feels more like "real" knitting to me.
The worst thing you've ever knit?
Crocheted, actually. An enormous afghan (4 x 6, at least). I vowed to keep crocheting till I ran out of yarn and it took me about 3 years to get that thing finished. I took up knitting after that and haven't crocheted since!
Your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it…but it was the most fun to knit)
Rogue, even though it isn’t finished yet. My first real cabling project and such a well written and clear pattern.
Most valuable knitting technique?
I'm going to have to say cabling without a cable needle. I got so sick of fishing that little cable needle out from between the sofa cushions.
Best knit book or magazine?
Folk socks, by Nancy Bush. I have this mental picture of Nancy traveling the world, clutching a half knitted sock Harlot-style, asking probing questions of local knitters. Sort of like a CIA operative (Craft Intelligence Agency) back in the cold war days? I know that is weird, but that is what I imagine.
Your favorite knit-a-long?
I've only participated in one, for the Union Square Market Sweater, but it has been tremendously helpful in motivating me to keep working on the sweater (my current hiatus notwithstanding).
Your favorite knitblogs?
How about if I tell you my very favorite non-knitblogs just to mix things up a little? I love Miss Doxie, The Amateur Gourmet, Mimi Smartypants, and Twelve Two Two Fondue.
Your favorite knitwear designer?
Again, I’m going to go with Nancy Bush. There are tons of great designers whose work I love, but Nancy actually managed to get me really excited about socks, which I never thought I’d be.
The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
Wow, it isn't easy to take pictures of a Clapotis and a Devil Hat while you’re wearing them.
And tomorrow, some felted clogs!