I was extremely honored to be picked by Ruth of Kangath Knits as a Liebster Award recipient. Basically, this award honors bloggers whose blogs you enjoy reading, but have a smaller number of followers.
Ruth gave me a set of questions to answer:
What kind of music do you like? I have a pretty eclectic listening style. I'm not a huge fan of heavy-duty grunge, but I'll listen to heavy metal to country, to folk and bluegrass, to classical. Some of depends on what I'm doing. I like certain things to listen to when I exercise, certain things if I'm knitting, certain things if I'm in the dye studio. But pretty much the sky's the limit.
Do you prefer the weather to be so cold your nose hairs freeze, or so hot you sweat just thinking about moving? Easy - ICE COLD. I love winter and late fall. I would rather be outside in a sweater and a bit chilly than sweating. At all. Ever. Summer and me - we are not friends.
If you were forced to chose only 1 knitting technique to use for the rest of your life, would it be cabling, colorwork or lace? While I like all of those, it'd have to be colorwork. I like color (duh right? I dye things for a living), and I really like the zen-like state of working colorwork patterns fosters for me.
What was the last book you read? Since I'm almost done with it, I'll count Driving Mr. Dead. Not great literature, but fun mind candy. I am reading a lot these days.
How do you tie your shoelaces? I'm in the make a loop, wrap the shoelace around it, pull the second loop thru group. (As opposed to the bunny ears way.) That said, I rarely ever wear shoes that I tie anymore.
Name one thing you've done you will never do again? Hm. This is a tough one. Oh - I've got it. I will never ever move 2400 miles across the country during the winter storm season along the northern corridor. Hauling 6 rabbits, a dog, a cat and a crammed-full car on a trailer. Thru three separate winter storms on the way west.
Describe your relationship with your camera: Mostly love/hate. I'm not very proficient with it and I wish I was better at it. I know it's a practice makes perfect thing, but I am short on time when I actually just need it to take a fabulous photo. Definitely more my shortcoming than its.
Apples or bananas: Apples.
Name three knit designers whose work you admire: This is another tough one - I have a lot of designers I like:
Kate Davies: I like the combination of traditional Fair Isle colorwork combined with her modern style sensibilities.
Becky Herrick: Interesting design details, fun construction, and a casual, comfortable style that suits my personal vibe to a T.
Kirsten Kapur: She's got a whole whack of shawls I'd happily knit my way through. Her combination of lace patterns with a contemporary styling = eminently knitable to me.
What do you like to do after a hard day? I suppose every day is a hard day around here, since my ideal relaxing evening is a glass of vino with a nice dinner with DH, followed by knitting while I read. (And usually, I'm fortunate enough this happens at least 5 out of 7 nights around here!).
As part of the award, I'll think about other less-well-known bloggers I'd like to nominate, but this will get me started on fulfilling the award Ruth gave me for mine!
All for now.....