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About Me Q&A: Knitting Edition

NothingButKnit shared this quiz. I know I’ve done a lot of these lately, but I liked how this one focuses on my craft rather than just random facts about me. 😀 Enjoy!

1. Share an image of a knitting pattern you love but would probably never knit. undefined The Aidez Fitted Cardigan by Cirilia Rose. Never say never… But yeah, this looks like it would take FOREVER! It’s gorgeous though. ❤ https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Cardigans/aidez-fitted-cardigan

2. What is your favorite knitting technique? Hmm.. Probably entrelac. I love that it’s much easier than it looks. I love the look of cables, but they are a bit more annoying to work.

3. Yarn: wool, alpaca, cotton, linen, hemp, silk, or acrylic? I love how easy it is to care for acrylic. It’s my go to especially for baby gifts. I only just started working with luxury natural fibers. My favorite so far is a merino, silk, and alpaca blend.

4. Needles: wood, bamboo, metal, plastic, or casein? Metal.

5. Would you go on a knitting vacation? If yes, which country’s yarn shops would you like to visit? Sounds like fun! I haven’t given it much thought, I have worked with some Peruvian yarns though. So maybe Peru?

6. Lace, fingering, sport, DK, worsted, or bulky? (If you had to choose just one) Worsted. It’s pretty versatile and works up fairly quickly.

7. Do you eat while knitting? If so, what? Sometimes. Nothing too messy!

8. Speckled yarn: yes or no? Eh.. Not my favorite, but maybe with just the right pattern.

9. Favorite knitting slang word? Hmm… don’t have one.

10. Can you do anything else while knitting? Watching or listening to something doesn’t count. Does having a conversation count?

11. Favorite knitting pattern designer? I need to pay more attention to designers…..

12. Favorite yarn brand? Yarn Bee from Hobby Lobby is a nice affordable option. Lion brand has some good stuff. I’ve loved everything I’ve gotten from knitcrate. 😀 (Check out my recent blog post about knitcrate https://briasknits.home.blog/2019/11/15/good-things-come-in-small-packages-nov-2019-knitcrate/ ) 🙂

13. Intentional felting: yes or no? I’ve never done it. It works for some things, but it’s not my favorite look.

14. Who taught you to knit? My cousin-in-law/my older sister’s bestfriend. You can read more about that here: https://briasknits.home.blog/2019/11/09/introductions-knitting-story/

15. What’s your next knit? Either a hat for my youngest niece or a scarf for one of my sisters in law.

As always, thanks for reading! Please subscribe if you want to join me in my knitting adventure. 🙂

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50 More Things About Me

50 (yes fifty!!) Things You’ve Never Been Asked…. I always enjoy reading these and seeing a quick glimpse into my friend’s lives. Thanks for sharing @nothingbutknit2. If you’d like to answer in the comments great! If you’d rather post on your blog leave a link so we can read your answers.

1. What is the color of your toothbrush? Green and white

2. Name someone who made you smile? My silly, sweet nieces always make me smile.

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Dropping off my husband at the train station. He takes a commuter train to work.

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Reading the Bible.

5. What is your favorite candy bar? Ghirardelli dark chocolate.

6.Ever been to a strip club? NO!!!

7. What is the last thing you said out loud? Hmm… A prayer? The last thing I said to another person was “I love you.” 🙂

8. What is your favorite ice cream? Rainbow sherbet, Vanilla, or marionberry pie

9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Coffee

10. Do you like your wallet? Yes

11. What was the last thing you ate? Special K fruit and yogurt cereal

12. Did you buy any new clothes this weekend? A comfy long sleeved shirt

13. The last sporting event you watched? A mariners’ game in September. (I don’t care much for professional sports)

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Butter

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message too? My sister

16. Ever go camping? Yes, many times

17. Do you take vitamins daily? I try to, sometimes I forget

18. Do you go to church every Sunday? Yes, unless I’m really sick

19. Do you have a tan? Yes, but it’s probably fading

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? I love both!

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? If it’s from a restaurant

22. What did your last text say? I was wondering if I should bring your taco meat or not.

23. What are you doing tomorrow? Chores, probably grocery shopping, and knitting

24. What terrifies you? Losing someone I love.

25. Look to your left, what do you see? A lamp, a google home, a fireplace, a window, my car, and more.

26. What color is your watch? I haven’t worn a watch in years.

27. What do you think of when you hear Australia? Interesting animals

28. Favorite Soda? Dr. Pepper or Sprite

29. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? It depends

30. What is your favorite number? I’ve always liked 15 for some reason. No idea why…

31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone? My husband

32. Any plans today? Clean the house, do some knitting, hang out with my hubby in the evening.

33. How many states have you lived in? 1: Just beautiful Washington State

34. Biggest annoyance right now? My coffee is cold.

35. Last song listened to? “Wanted Man” by Matt Kearney

36. Can you say the alphabet backwards? Maybe. I’m too lazy to try.

37. Do you have a maid service when you clean house? Nope.

38. Favorite type of shoes you always wear? Boots.

39. Are you jealous of anyone? Sometimes, but I don’t like it.

40. Is anyone jealous of you? I don’t know.

41. Do you love anyone? Imperfectly, but Yes ❤

42. Do any of your friends have children? Yes.

43. What do you usually do during the day? Clean, cook, knit.

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? No.

45. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? I don’t think so. I normally say hi.

46. What color is your car? Tan.

47. How many kids do you want? 4 or 5, but I’ll start with one and go from there.

48. Are you thinking about someone right now? A few people.

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags? No.

50. How did you get your worst scar? I don’t have any terrible scars, just lots of little ones from various scratches, burns, and the like. My hands are especially beat up. 😦