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Most of us knit or crochet to relax. What do you do?
Believe it or notâ€¦writing knitting books relaxes me!
Whatâ€™s the most unlikely place youâ€™ve ever knitted or crocheted?
At a bullfight in Arles, Provence, Franceâ€¦where they do not kill the bullâ€”No bull!
Which knitting and crochet luminaries (living or dead) would you invite to a dream dinner party?
John Paul Gaultier and Madame DeFarge from â€śA Tale Of Two Citiesâ€ť(A rotten person but a terrific knitter!)
Tell us about your most unusual teaching experience.
An all-male knitting club in Washington DC. And Iâ€™ve taught around the world from Alaska to London to Australia to name a few and they were all wonderful experiences. Oh! I forgot the time I was teaching the ROCKETTES during performances! That was really fun, too!
Whatâ€™s your favorite tool in your knitting bag? Why?
My knitting needles---Without them Iâ€™d be writing cookbooks!
Whatâ€™s the latest knitting or crochet technique you learned that rocked your world?
The incredible variety of garments you can knit using individual circles, as Iâ€™ve documented in my latest book â€śKnitting In Circlesâ€ť
When you look at another designerâ€™s work, what makes you say â€śwowâ€ť?
When they design â€śoutside the boxâ€ť!
Have you ever seen one of your designs on someone â€śin the wildâ€ť? Whatâ€™s that feeling like?
Iâ€™ve been lucky enough to see them on people around the world, and each time I get a feeling on intense satisfaction and fulfillmentâ€”And Iâ€™m not shy about going up to them and introducing myself and thanking them with all my heart.
As a famous knitting (or crochet) teacher, you must travel a lot. Do you have any secret airport vices youâ€™d like to share?
Before you leave put all your clothes and your money on the bed---Take half the clothes and twice the money!
One last thing, what are you most looking forward to about STITCHES?
Thatâ€™s easy---Meeting and interacting with knitters and lots of hugs!