What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? i am a big fan of wool and wool blends. blends are good because i think i may be a wee bit allergic to wool, hence the itch factor. i know i should love cotton because i live in southern california, but throw some wool my way. bamboo and other interesting fibers also fascinate me. colinette point five, brown sheep worsted, koigu, and rowan are some favorites.
What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? i like to have something small like hats and mittens on the needles along with something larger like a sweater. as my roommate told me, i have knitting add so i have usually 4-5 things on the needles at any given time.
What do you think about ponchos? (this is really a curiousity question for us) i think they can be super cute on certain people. i could never pull it off but i would like to make one for a friend, if they would wear it. the retro poncho from blue sky alpacas looks lovely and cozy.
Do you prefer straight or circular needles? depends. circs are nice because you will never drop a stick but i do like straights. bamboo are my faves but i use addis for snaggy yarns. right now my dpn's and circs are getting out of control. i have thrown them all into a bag and have to dump it out to find anything. i am looking for a nice vase or pretty case to put all my straight needles in.
How did you learn to knit? i was actually trying to learn to crochet but just couldn't get it down very well. one day my friend who crochets decided to knit something instead and i made him teach me. surprisingly i found it a lot easier than crochet and my mom taught me how to purl.
How old is your oldest UFO? probably about 4 months?
i started a bikini for a friend but the damn intarsia keeps messing with me.
in other news, a & i have secured and apartment in glendale. yes it is in glendale. we had to decide between this one and an absolutely charming place only two blocks away. i'll miss you corner house. but the new place (aka gigantor, named for its size) will be great. the kitchen has fantastic german style cabinets and a vintage stove. we might even get a breakfast nook. pics to come once i get my camera fixed.
i also finished one of my mom's green mittens. it's a tad short in the finger area but i'll just block it bigger. i just want to get the damn things done at this point. going in for my car estimate today. i'll let you know how it goes!