I like Scout. I like her blog, and her sense of humour, the fact that she works at a LYS, and that she dyes the most awesome yarn I think I've ever seen. She has this nice and short meme that she posted a day or so ago, and has invited us all to participate. Here goes!
1. How and when did you learn how to knit/crochet? Who taught you?
I learned in February of this year (2006). I began taking my daughter to SCA meetings (Society for Creative Anachronism) in January, for fencing lessons as a Christmas gift. I sat around and got to know the other ladies there, and a couple of them were knitting. I had an unfinished cotton dishcloth stuffed into a drawer at home, and they inspired me to get it out and at least finish it. I had been shown how to knit garter stitch and YO increase Continental style, but I found that it hurt my hands and I couldn't knit for more than a couple of dishcloth rows. So at SCA, they taught me English-style, and I have been off and running ever since! It helps that the LYSO brings her kids to fencing practice, too.
2. How has this craft impacted your life? (besides financially!)
I have become good friends with the afore-mentioned LYSO, and we see each other outside of the store for various social functions. And I am a very high-strung person, easily prone to freak-outs. Knitting helps me get in a calmer place. But if I am someplace where I am told I cannot knit, the freak-out liability increases exponentially.
3. Pick at least one person to talk about who you have met through the knit-world and why you are thankful to have met them. Feel free to get all mushy.
If you mean bloggers, I haven't met any face-to-face. But I read lots of knitting blogs, and I tend to read all the blogs that THEY read too, at least once. I have commented on a few, and even gotten replies back. That always makes me feel special.
4. Comment and let me know when you post this in your blog so I can read them all.
You will be duly notified!
I finished my second Mega-Boots snock. I only had to do the toe decreases and graft it closed and now I have a lovely pair of squishy snocks! I made the leg part 70 rows and I have gobs of yarn left over. This leads me to believe that with the leftovers of this, and the other whole ball, I could do knee snocks a la JanuaryOne. She emailed me to tell me that she would help me figure out the formula, because I have tried it several times and just got ten kinds of frustrated. But these look so nice, they have a subtle stripe effect like Trekking does, and it's lovely.