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Most of us knit or crochet to relax. What do you do?
Run, watch movies, work in my garden. What's the most unlikely place you've ever knitted or crocheted? On a backpacking trip. Which knitting and crochet luminaries (living or dead) would you invite to a dream dinner party? Elizabeth Zimmermann, Richard Rutt, Brenda Dayne Tell us about your most unusual teaching experience. A student who knits in the opposite direction wanted to learn the trapping method of stranded knitting taught by Philosopher's Wool, also called Armenian Knitting, so I figured out how to teach it in reverse, and she got it. What's your favorite tool in your knitting bag? Why? Pencil. I can use it for math, keeping track of where I am, sketching, notes to myself, etc. What's the latest knitting or crochet technique you learned that rocked your world? Double knitting has many opportunities for fun and geekiness. When you look at another designer's work, what makes you say "wow"? A well-written and edited pattern. Have you ever seen one of your designs on someone "in the wild"? What's that feeling like? On Ravelry. Never in person, but it was still a thrill. I don't think of myself as a designer, but one of my pieces made the cover of
Knitter's and got some posts on the big Rav, and it was awesome.
As a famous knitting (or crochet) teacher, you must travel a lot. Do you have any secret airport vices you'd like to share? I like to be silly and buy the Fiji brand water because I like the bottle. Also an expensive travel or decorating magazine. One last thing, what are you most looking forward to about STITCHES?
Interacting with the wonderful humans of the knitting world-students, teachers, vendors, the lot.