Unfortunately I had to go away with work unexpectedly for a few days and therefore have to catch up now on my 30 Day Knitting Challenge.
Day 11: Do you have a “Knitter Hero” or someone that is just way too awesome for their own good? Do share!
My knitty heroine is Lauren O’Farrell AKA Deadly Knitshade – a graffiti knitting artist with a fabulous sense of humour, she also loves cats, so what’s not to like!?
This is one of my many favourite pieces… A Phone Box cosy from her book Knit the City.
Day 12: Where do you keep your stash?
My stash is finding itself strewn across the house – it started off in my purpose-built Tardis cabinet but has now stretched across to the bottom of my dresser and to many different nooks and crannies downstairs. It hasn’t yet trickled upstairs yet but I think it’s only a matter of time…
Day 13: Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for?
I love Noro yarn and bought this bargain-tastic lot recently – but not yet found a project for them all…
Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why?
When I started knitting and crocheting, i started with a lot of cheap acrylic double knitting yarn to practice – such as the one for this mobile phone cover which I made for my friend… I rarely work with acrylic now.
Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why?
I tried this Eyelet Scarf in Jarol Heritage 4ply, which I was never very happy with, but looking back it is not as bad as I thought…
Day 16: Have you ever had a knitting related injury?
When I first started knitting, I found it very hard to wrap the yarn with my right hand, as I am naturally left-handed, however after a few teething pains it became bearable over time.
My worst injury was a series of small, odd-shaped bruises on my legs and shoulders, which I could not work out where I had got them from.
Eventually I worked out that I was using needles that were too long and was pushing them into my legs or shoulders to help move the yarn along sufficiently! I soon moved onto better yarn and needles which resolved the issues.