I'll have a real post (with pictures) tomorrow, but in the meantime, I've been tagged by Kris to do the knitting meme that's been making the rounds lately. So here goes!
Do you knit using the English or Continental Method?
I knit using a bastardized form of the continental method. My mother, who taught me, knits using the English method. I tried it, and it just didn't feel right to me. I really wanted to be holding the yarn in my left hand, so I worked out something that works for me. I don't think it's quite as smooth and efficient as real continental knitting, but so far, so good.
How long ago did you learn to knit?
I learned around Christmas 2003.
Who taught you how?
Oh, I kind of answeered this already I guess. My mom taught me the basics... knit and purl, casting on, binding off, etc. I'm a big reference-using person though, so I also got the first Stitch and Bitch early on, and read it cover to cover a couple of times. And I've picked up a lot of things via the internet and reading blogs. :)
I'm with Kris on this, and can't believe I'm being asked to name just one! I love the color combinations that Noro comes up with. I loved working with the Filatura di Crosa Zara that I used for my tie-waist raglan. And Mountain Colors has some yarns that are sooo soft and nice to touch... Mountain Goat and the Bearfoot sockyarn, to name a couple.
Favorite pattern youve knit so far?
Definitely the Adrienne Vittadini raglan I just finished. It was brilliantly designed and written.
Favorite Pattern Source?
I think that Knitty is a fantastic source of patterns (duh), and I can't believe it's free. And I love my subscription to Interweave Knits. That is the one magazine I've seen that consistently has designs that I would wear.
Addi Turbos are pretty much the only needles I use, unless I need DPN's (then it's Clovers, because I can get them locally). I use only circular needles, I don't like knitting on straights because inevitably the right needle gets too heavy. With circulars, the weight of the knitting stays more consistently distributed between the two needles.
Nicest thing youve ever knit?
Again, the AV design.
Most hated project?
Gee, hate is such a strong word... I guess my most frustrating knit to date has been the Eyelet Cardi. It's really a straightforward pattern, but I've ripped it so many times for gauge and sleeve length issues, that it's been taking an extended time out for two or three months now.
Who are you going to pass this on to?
I've had fun with this, but I'm going to let it drop for now unless someone wants to be tagged.