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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.¬†