Monday, October 31, 2005

Meme, Photos

Edited to add: many of you have asked about the pictures I submitted for the company contest - thanks for your interest and kind comments! I posted the photos and a few others to Image Zone.

I've been tagged by Agnes with a knitting meme! Although it is a rather dubious honor to be tagged because I sound depressed :-)

What is your all time favorite yarn to knit with?
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. Super soft, easy on the hands, luxurious.

Your favorite needles?
Addi Turbos, hands down. I hardly knit with anything else except for birch DPNs or bamboo circulars if the yarn is extra slippery.

The worst thing you've ever knit?
There's a tie between the Tivoli Tee and the Diane tank because I messed up both of them so badly, although with Diane you can't tell.

Your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...but it was the most fun to knit)
Toughie. I guess I would have to say the Not-Knit-Round-Scarf, aka lacy capelet, from Sally Melville's The Purl Stitch. I had a tough time with the yarn used in but I really enjoyed the pattern itself.

Most valuable knitting technique?
Knitting continental style. I spent a month practicing this and will never go back to the English style.

Best knit book or magazine?
In terms of techniques, Vogue Knitting Quick Reference. I carry it in my knitting bag at all times. It's been a lifesaver when I've forgotten how to do something. For designs and photography, I love Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick and Interweave Knits. Very inspiring. I look through both when I need a pick-me-up.

Your favorite knit-a-long?
I've only participated in one, the Tivoli Knit-a-Long, and didn't fare too well. Doh.

Your favorite knitblogs?
My favorite blogs are a mix of knitting and life experiences. I love knowing how knitting fits into people's lives and reading about the other experiences that shape the writer. So with that in mind, I have to say A View From Sierra County written by Birdsong and Knotted Thread written by Kelly. And Knit Knack by Rebekah is a hoot!

Your favorite knitwear designer?
Veronik Avery who designs for Interweave Knits.

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
The item I wear the most is the Give the People What They Want cardigan from Yarn Girls Guide.

But my favorite to wear is Marilyn by Debbie Bliss.

Who to tag?
How about it, Birdsong and Roberta?

I leave you with this photo of my camera-hogging cat, Little Kitty. She loves being photographed and is one of my favorite subjects.


Agnes said...

Your cat is a doll!
So, how is it going in chez Lynette? Still reading and cooking more than knitting? I've been reading a bit more lately too! The ten thousand loose ends almost leave me insane ... have to do something else to regain my sanity!

Stephanie said...

Great answers - thanks. Little Kitty is adorable.

Stephanie said...

You are very talented. Those photos are simply breathtaking. When I grow up I want to be able to take pictures like that.

kittensmittens said...

you have an amazing talent. the pictures are ... can't describe it. wow just comes to mind.
I love the colors on the orchids.

ps tag will be answered shortly...

Ruth said...

lynette - i absolutely LOVE your pictures!! you are so talented! i also adore your orchid picture, and the stainglass church shot was gorgeous. your kitty picture is so cute too. and yes, i love DB's cashmerino too! i just started a scarf with it and i am loving it! =)

Birdsong said...

Thanks for the compliment on my blog! Both you and Jenn have tagged me, and I will have the responses in the next day or so...