I had planned to do some dye talk, but the grumperina’s tagged me with a meme that I’m actually going to do! Dyeing and other knitting talk tomorrow.

What is your all-time favourite yarn to knit with?
This was actually really difficult for me. But, since I always go back to it, I think the winner is going to be Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Projects I’ve knit with it: 2 wavy skirts (one for the store and one for me), sideways spencer, cavern cardi…I think there are others, too.
– Fleece Artist/Handmaiden Silken
– Lorna’s Laces Lion and Lamb
– Artyarns Ultramerino (okay, I haven’t actually knit with this. But that’s ONLY because I’m trying to restrain myself!)

Your favourite needles?
Denise! Addis are just too slippy and dull-tipped for me (not to mention expensive). And I love, love, love Garnstudio’s bamboo circs, but I think they’re discontinued.

The worst thing you’ve ever knit?
Probably Sonnet from knitty. It was my first sweater, and I used bulky wool/acrylic. Didn’t know a damn thing about seaming, especially setting in sleeves in garter stitch! It was promptly frogged.

Your most favourite knit pattern? (maybe you don’t like wearing it…but it was the most fun to knit)

Hm. Sideways spencer was fun to knit. I wouldn’t do it again, but it was fun.

Most valuable knitting technique?
Laddering down to fix a mistake! And not being afraid to frog.

Best knit book or magazine?
I love Interweave Knits. As for a book, I haven’t really got a favourite one.

Your favorite knit-a-long?
I think I only did one knit-a-long ever, for a kitty hat. I’m not really a KAL-er, although I do like watching from the sidelines.

Your favorite knitblogs?
grumperina, Almost Felted, Yarn Harlot. I read a LOT of blogs though, and there are a few more I’m really into at the moment, especially Whispering Pine and See Eunny Knit.

Your favorite knitwear designer?
I really love Teva Durham’s style and I’ve knit a few of her patterns, but I find most of it’s just too bulky. Other than her, I can’t think of anyone at the moment other than Elizabeth Zimmerman!

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
No time for a picture right now, but of the sweaters it’s gotta be the Must Have cardigan. I wore it yesterday, as a matter of fact! I also wear my Silken Clapotis a lot too, although it’s getting rather fuzzy.

Tag time!
Let’s see…how about Felicia, Lauren and Dani!

6 Responses to “insta-content”

  1. grumperina

    The cosmicpluto speaks! Thank you for answering the meme. I’ve always eyed Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, mainly for it cotton with a bit of wool content, and perhaps it’s time to give it a try, thanks for the tip!

  2. Carolyn

    This is fabulous…the meme travels! I love to find out about favourite yarns…I must give some of your favourites a try. I also view laddering down to fix a mistake very valuable! You’re a bookmarked blog that I stalk frequently…fabulous knits:)

  3. eunny

    I was wondering where all this traffic was coming from! I’m glad you like my site – I’m looking around, and your stuff is great! **clicks bloglines button**

  4. Brenda

    Re the meme and favourite blogs. For what it’s worth, I have declared your blog my favourite – well maybe you are tied with curliegirl. (for a long time, I misread curlie for cutie – but that probably works too.)
    Anyway, I like your blog because you post frequently, never talk politics or ‘worthwhile’ causes, knit lots, knit well, knit creatively, share tips, expertise, and patterns, show lots of photos, and share only enough of your personal life to make you a real person. Thanks for all you do to encourage knitting and knitters.


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