First day back at work. Requires a lot of coffee! The upside is now that I’m not on holiday I have better internet connection again – it doesn’t fall over and, unlike my holiday connectivity, it is faster than a comatose snail.
So… I can finally tell all about the craft stuff I’ve been up to. But first, sp12 questions:
1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”?
Hard one, I’m on a bit of a hunt for linen or cotton or silk or bamboo blended with elastane or another non-wool fibre for elasticity. I love wool, but in the summer it’s a bit too warm even here 🙂 I’m playing with tofutsies sock yarn at the moment, and while I love the feel of it I think I’d like some similar in solid or semi-solid colours.
2) What yarn do you never want to be without?
Noro kureyon of any weight, and Yoroi from the same company. The latter was the first ‘luxury’ yarn I invested in, and it’s still my favourite.
Kureyon is the only yarn I have ever found that has accurate needle/gauge recommendations. In other words if the ball band says 4.5mm needles, that’s what I use. For every other yarn I’ve used, I have to change needle size to get the recommended tension.
1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday?
I’d have to say Skye. My upstream sp and I were exchanging emails about holiday destinations and this reminded me just how much I loved the place. There’s also at least two yarn manufacturers there that are easy to find, and a place that does craft breaks/courses if you enquire.
2) Where is one place you’d like to go?
Iceland and/or the Faroe Isles. I have a friend in Iceland who’s into possibly an even more eclectic mix of hobbies than I am and we’d have so much fun exploring the places and learning about local crafts.
What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation?
If I take anything, it’d be something small. Socks maybe, now that I’m more familiar with how their construction works, or gloves. Having said that, I think I’d prefer something I don’t do so often, so maybe tablet weaving, as long as I set it up before I go:)
If you’d like to share a story…Tell us about a time that you packed too much knitting or were stranded without knitting.
Anytime I’m without knitting or anything else to do, I fall back on doodling knotwork even if I have to borrow pen ‘n’ paper to do it.
What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit?
Currently: on the sofa in front of a dvd.
What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?
A little ‘box of tricks’ similar to the one I have for sewing, but with knitting oriented stuff instead. I haven’t gotten round to it yet, but I fully intend filling an altoids tin with: tape measure, yarn-friendly needles, stitch markers, needle gauge, the broken crochet hook I’ve got, finger guards, tape threader and anything else I come across that’d be useful and fit in!