Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A Knitting Meme.

Ok, I decided to create a little meme....come on now...give it a chance, it's about knitting! I haven't read a knitting meme on anyone's blog...and have never received one. I was hoping to inspire other knitters and maybe learn a little something from fellow knitters.
Here it is...and I hope to read it on others knitblogs;)

What is your all time favourite yarn to knit with?

I must say that I love koigu for socks and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran or baby cashmerino.

Your favourite needles?

Addi far. I have ventured into bamboo and I use them occasionally but I do find that I knit much faster on addis. I wish there was a similar needle with a sharper point on it for lacework...maybe someone out there will enlighten me.

The worst thing you've ever knit?

Last year I knit this really long, thin 2x2 ribbed scarf. I hate it...really...what a waste of yarn. I may rip it in the new year and knit something a little more exciting.

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

Forbes Forest Scarf from Scarfstyle. This was a really fun knit. I improved many a knitting skills in this project. I knit it last year for my hubby, we'll see how much he wears it this winter!

Most valuable knitting technique?

I have to say, because I have made this the year of the cable...knitting without a cable needle. You can learn of it here and here.

Best knit book or magazine?

Although I just recently bought it...Vogue Knitting, the ultimate knitting book and my favourite knitting mag is Interweave Knits.

Your favourite knit-a-long?

Scarfstyle. Absolutely. It is active all year long, and the knits are just so wonderful and inspiring.

Your favourite knitblogs?

There are so many, but if you haven't read: grumperina (she is just a brilliant knitter and knit designer!), purly whites (nice and simple-non distracting blog about knitting), Knit and Tonic (she is just hilarious and has some great knits), and sweetgeorgia (another beautiful blog and fabulous knits)....I have so many favourites...those are just a few to get you started.

Your favourite knitwear designer?

Elizabeth Zimmerman...a fabulous knitter. I must also say Debbie Bliss, who's designs inspired me to really start knitting.

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)

Ene's absolute favourite.

Now...who to pass it on to? Purly Whites, Grumperina, All Things Heather, Affiknitty and Serendipity. Give it up ladies!

p.s. feel free to change the canadian spelling to american....favorite!


grumperina said...

Carolyn, I love it! I was thinking the other day, why are there no knitting-specific memes? And you know, I've got an opinion of those kinds of things. So when I saw you have that meme I was hoping you'd tag me! And you did! Woo! I'll answer tonight.

Purly Whites said...

Aaah, I'm so thrilled to be one of your favorites! I'll definitely do this one tomorrow. We do need a good knitting meme.

I loved reading your answers, too!

winnie said...

what an interesting meme. you know this one will be passing around like crazy soon - if not, already! i enjoyed reading your answers.. makes me feel like i get to know a little more about your knitting side. :)

Laura said...

Yay! You tagged me! I was hoping you would too! What a great idea, I can't wait to see what other people say.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful. Thanks for telling us a little bit about you and I'll look for it on some of my favorite blogs.

Lauren said...

I just got 2 sk of Baby Cashmerino. Any suggestions on what I should use it for?

Beak-Knits said...

Great idea to have a knitting meme.

And because we all want to know more about you...

TAG! You all are it...

I'm sending you the Twenty Things About Me meme. Pass it on to three other people.

jacqueline said...

i am running so behind with everything because of being interstate for most of last week....but that you for tagging me. i will post the meme probably on the weekend (i am interstate for the rest of this week too!)

btw - great meme which i am looking forward to completing.

nona said...

Thanks for starting this wonderful Knitting MeMe! I have so enjoyed reading the answers to this MeMe on your blog and on many others.

Anonymous said...

So I did a search for knitting memes and yours was the first to pop up. Just letting you know that I'm stealing it and answering it on my blog. Thanks for making an awesome meme! (:

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I consider this blog very interesting, most of all because i would like to lean kniting, i think is a good activity that i can practice in my free time. In fact now i will have a lot of free time for me, because i will get a house throw costa rica homes for sale and i really liked the style that i chose.

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Thank you for the meme, please find my version of it at the following url.

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