Well..... not much new exciting to report, so I asked my pal Amysue to interview me:
1. How and when did you originally learn to knit? I learned to knit when I was around 6. My grandmother was always knitting, and I really wanted to learn. But - although she tried to teach me, kind of gave up because I'm lefthanded (like that makes a difference). My mom (who also knits) went out and got me the book 'I Can't Believe I'm Knitting' (yes it is still in print, and yes I totally recommend it still as a great learn to knit book) and I pretty much learned to knit from that (with a lot of help from my mom). I knit a bunch of scarves for my cabbage patch doll, and mittens for me.
Fast forward 10 years. I'm living at my family's cabin in the Berkshires for the summer. I had a lifeguarding job... so I worked from about 10 - 4. I would get home at night, we only have a black and white TV - and I would run out of books before I would be able to go to the library to get more (I didn't have a car, and the library was a 45 minute drive - so that was a weekend trip when my mom was there). So - I picked up knitting again. With that same book, I start knitting a raglan sweater out of forest green acrylic. It took me all summer! And I didn't finish.
Another small break, and when I graduated college, I lived alone, and decided to join a group of gals that had a knitting group. My first project after that 4 year knitting break was a baby blanket with bobbles (again, from that same book!) for a friend. It took me so long, and I started to love it so much, that I stopped knitting on it, and saved it to finish when I had my own baby. I finally finished it 2 years ago... and um, yeah. Still no baby.
Oh - and my Mom actually finished the sleeves of that first sweater for me, and I still have it.
2. How many miles of sock yarn do you have? Ok. There are 1760 yards in a mile. And let's just assume 400 yards of sock yarn for a pair of socks. It's safe to assume that I have about 12 miles worth of sock yarn.
3. Do you really knit that fast or do you have staff we don't know about? I do knit 'efficiently'. Maybe I'll do a movie to show how I knit. It's a bit of a combo of different techniques. But I think it's more the amount of time I spend knitting - I knit when I'm on conference calls at work. Aaron does all the driving, so I knit whenever we travel somewhere. Weekdays, I probably knit at least another 2 hours when I get home. And weekends.... another 6 or 8 hours of knitting.
I don't have kids and we have a cleaning lady ; )
4. Tell us the truth..Aaron has no idea how much stash you have? You know what - most of the time, Aaron is very supportive of my stash. He understands how much I love knitting, and my reasons for having more yarn than I can knit in a year. I'm not in debt over my stash, I have yet to hit S.A.B.L.E, and it's all out in open on display in my yarn room. Although, if we are having a tight month with money, he will give me a bit of a talking to if I come home with a bag of yarn he knows I don't need.
5. I heard you had some really cool hand-dyed yarn in your freezer..what did you do with it? Um. Right. My good friend Amysue left a craptastic skein of 'experimental' yarn in my freezer after we have an afternoon of playing with yarn and dying. I had good intentions of sending it to her for her birthday - but Aaron had actually thought it was some gross food product, and threw it away in a freezer purge.
This was fun! If anyone want me to interview them, just leave me a note in the comments!