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November 02, 2005

meme* for knitting

*an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture*

i do not normally respond to meme but if the ones i received are interesting or relevant to the theme of this blog, i will make an exception. books, for one. knitting, definitely.

what is your all time favorite yarn to knit with?
i am usually very liberal when it comes to spread the love for yarn. having said that, i only like natural fibers, or, blended fibers that are soft and pleasant to me. but what is my favorite yarn? mountain color's bearfoot for socks; du store alpakka's baby silk for sweaters and kidsilk haze for those special shawls, lace and luxurious little knits.

your favorite needles?
lantern moon rosewood. i prefer wood or bamboo needles.

the worst thing you've ever knit?
this is how i see my projects from the past. when a project was finished, that exact moment evoked a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and all of my love and pride. but as my knitting projects progress, i feel the same way to all of them and really only in the retrospect i would find flaws in them. however, it should not consequently denies that moment of passion in the past. as such, i really can not think of anything i have knitted that i just did not like. i may like some less, but i really don't hate them.

i gave this scarf to my sister earlier this year. when i visited her in HK later, this scarf is all curled up and fuzzy. i wish i had picked a better yarn for this project, though lopi lite is what the pattern specified. so, it was an unsuccessful knit/present. lesson learned. as my wisdom grows, i now have some levels of regret as my very first sweater was lost in a moment of ignorance on my part.

your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...but it was the most fun to knit)
there are several, but i am going to give this one to the wave skirt.

most valuable knitting technique?
all the finishing touches: seaming, grafting, blocking and washing.

best knit book or magazine?
my first *real* knitting book- big book of knitting by katarina buss. this is for more sentimental values. but i really love rowan magazines and interweave knits.

your favorite knit-a-long?
the honeymoon cami and my mini swap with nikkishell. and of course... the SYNO swap.

your favorite knitblogs?
the absolute favorite, fluffa!, without a doubt. becky's blog is the very first knitting blog i have read and the one that inspires me to start my own. there are way too many blogs i have later discovered and they are periodically updated on the sidebar. i am all for promoting new knitting blogs so here are some i'd love to share: knitwerk, saartje knits and craftoholic (the talented steph).

your favorite knitwear designer?
kim hargreaves. definitely.

the knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
my SnB marsupial bag without the pouch. this is my one and only felted project. i love it just enough so i'd use it most days in the winter season and i'm not heart broken if it gets dirty or starts pilling like crazy (which sort of is already happening).

i am like the last batch of meme responders so i'm probably going to stop the tag here. but if becky, sara or francoise would like to humor me with their answers, please do.


As always, I enjoy what you have to say and share.

I have really enjoyed reading people's responses to this meme - I'm glad you did it! I love your felted bag - the colors are wonderful.

I was hoping you'd get this meme! I enjoyed your answers.And if the bag starts to pill, try shaving it with a razor. It should neaten it right up.

Thanks for tagging me. I'll have to seat and think a bit about that one, give me a few days...

This is one meme I've been enjoying seeing on the blogs because it gives deeper perspective. Thanks for sharing, and for naming me as a fave blog. Wow! I'm flattered. I don't usually do memes either, but I'll do this one for you in my next entry :-)

wonderful answers! I had to smile at your first sweater story.. You make such beautiful things, its hard to imagine you not liking a sweater that much... I love your bag too... it seems like it can hold lots of weight too with those thick straps.

Oh, I need to try the lantern moon needles, many are saying they love them!

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