I found this meme at Mind of Winter and decided to post it because, well, there's not much new knitting to report here. Off we go...
What is your all-time favorite yarn to knit with? It has to be the gorgeous orange alpaca from Maple Creek Farm that I'm using for the shawl. So soft, so pretty, so wonderful.
Your favorite needles? Straights: Brittany. Circs: Clover. DPNs: Susan Bates Quicksilver.
The worst thing you've ever knit? There was that hat I tried making a few years ago when I first got back into knitting... let's never speak of it.
Your most favorite knit pattern? Right now, the alpaca shawl. I tend to make things up instead of follow patterns, but I love this pattern.
Most valuable knitting technique(s)? Cabling started going a whole lot faster when I stopped using a cable needle. I can't do it for everything, but for most of the projects I do with cables, it really speeds things up.
Best knit book(s) or magazine(s)? Victorian Lace Today is my current favorite, but as my collection of knitting books numbers... four... yeah. Ask me again in a few years.
Your favorite knit-along? I've... never done a knit-along. I'm always wary of joining because, well, stuff happens, schedules change, I'll end up having no time to knit, and I'll fall way behind. This kind of flux is an inherent part of my life, and knit-alongs just don't fit.
Your favorite knitblogs? There are way too many to list here (which reminds me, I need to update my blogroll), but I think I can manage a top-five list: Casting On and Sunflowerfairy Knits are my favorite locals, the Yarn Harlot and See Eunny Knit are my favorite Knitters-with-a-capital-K, and Sweater Project has been a favorite since long before he seduced me.
Your favorite knitwear designer(s)? I don't think I have a favorite. I'm picky about the designs I like, and I don't think there's one designer who consistently amazes me. Eunny is pretty close, though.
The knit item you wear the most? My toque... I wear it just about every day during the cold half of the year.
Who's next? Eenie, meenie, miney... I think I'll pass this to some of the locals: Sunflowerfairy, Marla, Jenn, and anyone else who cares to do it.