Ten questions.

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I happened on this on nothingbutknit’s blog. You can join in in the comments or on your own blog, just leave a link in the comments. My answers are below:

  1. Your earliest memory of sewing/crafting?
  2. What is your most beautiful make?
  3. What is your most challenging make?
  4. Your most unpractical make that you like but can’t really wear/use?
  5. What is your most worn/used make?
  6. If you had no limits, what would you like to create?
  7. What is your favourite material to work with?
  8. What is the next technique you would like to learn?
  9. What is the topmost item on your sewing/crafting wish list?
  10. What is one sewing/crafting challenge you want to take for the year 2018?

 

  1. Your earliest memory of sewing/crafting?
    My mom taught me to embroider when I was in grade school. I embroidered dishtowels, as I remember. In later grade school I sewed doll clothes.
  2. What is your most beautiful make?
    The second sweater I made was a cabled Aran (the first was a plain stockinette Chanel-type cardigan for my mom). I bought the kit, brought it back to the dorm (I was a sophomore in college at the time), and showed it to a good friend who was an accomplished knitter. She told me I could never make it (that’s what friends are for, right? to cheer you on? sheesh). But I did. Tragically, I outgrew it years ago, but I will keep it forever in my cedar chest.
  3. What is your most challenging make?
    My first lace project was a Haruni shawlette for my son’s gf. In the beginning I could only work on it alone in a silent room. By the end I was knitting it in the car while chatting.
  4. Your most unpractical make that you like but can’t really wear/use?
    I don’t do impractical.
  5. What is your most worn/used make?
    Socks, especially the double-stranded ones. It gets darned cold here in n.w. Wisconsin.
  6. If you had no limits, what would you like to create?
    A cabled, V-neck cardigan. Several fingering-weight wool sweaters. A pullover sweater using the knit-one-below technique; I have had two colors of Noro Silk Garden for years waiting for me to cast on this sweater.
  7. What is your favourite material to work with?
    Yarn, heh.
  8. What is the next technique you would like to learn?
    I am going to learn to knit brioche (mostly) flawlessly if it kills me. And it might.
  9. What is the topmost item on your sewing/crafting wish list?
    Finish the two afghans for my two sons. One is 90% done, the other about 10%. They weigh on me and keep me from casting on a sweater or three.
  10. What is one sewing/crafting challenge you want to take for the year 2018?
    Brioche (see #8, about).
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6 Responses to Ten questions.

  1. Kat with a K says:

    Great questions!

    1. I was about 5 years old, and my dear Nana taught me to cut out and sew a pincushion for my wrist.
    2. Whatever is my “latest make” lol
    3. Boy, no clue. Socks maybe, they are hardest for me to finish too!
    4. An attempt at one point in time to knit a dish cloth. I don’t do dish cloths… at all.
    5. This is easy, my Sigla. Most Worn Sweater, ever.
    6. A pair of socks a month? Really, this would be ideal, but not likely to happen.
    7. Wool.
    8. Weaving maybe?
    9. Finish Treysta!
    10. See #8 (which could be an excellent stash buster!)

  2. k says:

    LEARNING TO KNIT ON A SPOOL! OMG that was so exciting. And omg weaving on a potholder loom! I wish they still made those “nice” loops.
    My most impractical thing is a lace shawl, with pips AND beads.
    Crafting Challenge? Oh, so many things. But finishing things would be a good goal. Sigh.

  3. oh Oh a question list! like a q and a~~
    I love that your roommate said you couldnt knit a sweater and you did! Brioche! you go girl.
    I still can’t talk to anyone while Im doing lace ! Im thinking I’ll completely frog my lace start of the year and start a different pattern that looks so easy. ……I Better go check it out on Ravelry first. It seems If I read others impressions, it seals the deal for me and a pattern!

  4. notewords says:

    Love that you did it when your friend said you couldn’t… 😉
    That shawl is amazing! Thanks for the link.

  5. gayle says:

    My earliest memory of sewing was tying a piece of thread to a pin and trying to drag it through some fabric. (I was 5, and even then had a hard time asking for help. I was sure I could figure it out myself) Of knitting? Age eight or so, knitting a ‘tie’ for my dad. Out of pink worsted wool. With inadvertent lace holes and a rather fluid stitch count. (I’m pretty sure I never finished it. Which is just as well.)
    There are a couple of brioche classes on Craftsy that I found really helpful. You can do this!

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