via Cynthia.

1. Do you knit continental or English?
English. I’ve debated about learning continental (for real), but I like being able to free my left hand for taking notes while knitting. I plan to eventually brush up my continental knitting so I can knit two-handed fair isle.

2. How long ago did you learn to knit?
About three and a half years ago (late August, 2001)

[3. Who taught you to knit?
My friend Emma V., who was one of my housemates at the time.]

5. First FO?
A green hat, entirely in stockinette (in the round). I learned circs and dpns really early.

6. Favorite yarn?
My consistent favorite is Manos del Uruguay. I particularly love the prairie and jungle colorways, (Who, me? Variegated brown and green?) and I like the subtle variegation in the solids.

7. Favorite pattern?
I don’t think I have one, really. I have pretended to follow Knitty‘s fuzzyfeet pattern twice, though, which is more than any other pattern. I tend to either adapt existing patterns or just make up my own, at least for anything simple and fast enough for me to make more than once. That said, I really liked both the Highland Triangle Shawl and the felted turtle from FiberSpace (via Patternworks).

8. Favorite pattern source?
Quite possibly Folk Shawls. I’m also rather fond of Interweave Knits.

9. Favorite needles?
My favorite needles that I own are my Brittany birch 5s. Sometime when I have more money in my knitting budget, I want to get some Lantern Moon dpns and some wooden circulars.

10. Nicest thing you’ve ever knit?
Probably my Highland Triangle Shawl, or maybe the snowflake hat that I designed and made for my dad.

11. Most hated project?
Sophie. Waaaay too much i-cord.

12. Who are you going to pass this on to?
Emma C., and Anne (assuming she ever reads this to find out).

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