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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Small Gathering and Getting to Know Liz

We had a small gathering today on the deck in the sunshine. It was a beautiful day so many of the Chicks took the opportunity to catch up on things they couldn't do during the recent rains.
Sheila and Liz worked on their checkerboard scarf and feather and fan afghan, respectively and caught up on the the news from their recent vacations. Sheila enjoyed a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Skyline Drive and Liz toured Ireland. Both had a wonderful time.
Maureen and I were the only two for the evening session. She finished knitting the body of the sailboats and ropes afghan and is now working on the edging. This is turning out beautifully!
The subject of this week's interview is Liz.
Interviewer: At what age did you learn to knit?
Liz: I was about 18 years old and I thought it would be a better habit to develop than smoking!
Interviewer: Who taught you to knit?
Liz: My college friend taught me.
Interviewer: What was the first item you completed and for whom did you make it?
Liz: The first thing I made was a pair of socks for my husband Walt. But I don't think he ever wore them.
Interviewer: What was your favorite item knitted?
Liz: I made myself a Williamsburg Blue sweater. It was a 100% wool cardigan.
Interviewer: What was your most challenging project?
Liz: There's no doubt about that, it was the Baby Surprise Jacket (Jody speaking: incidentally, Liz's BSJ was the first to sell at a charity craft sale in which we participated to raise funds to buy livestock for Heifer International).
Interviewer: What took you the longest to make?
Liz: I think the Baby Surprise Jacket which took about a month.
Interviewer: What do you like to knit now?
Liz: Baby hats and blankets.
Interviewer: What is your favorite fiber to knit?
Liz: I would say Canadiana or Encore or any wool blend.
Interviewer: Where is your favorite place to knit?
Liz: My family room in front of the TV.
Interviewer: Where is the most unusual place you ever knitted?
Liz: At my granddaughter's piano recital and my daughter asked if I could knit more
quietly! LOL!
Thanks to another talented Chick for letting us get to know her a little better. Just two more Chicks to interview and then you'll know all of us. How about leaving a comment to let us know where you like to knit?

1 comment:

bmash said...

I like to knit almost anywhere but most often I can be found in my chair in the living room. My family calls it the throne of knitting. I guess that makes sense since it is usually surrounded by several bags holding several different projects depending on my mood!