Friday, February 09, 2007

I'm it!

Kristine tagged me with this meme. I think it's my first official tagging. Be excited.

Six Weird Things About Me

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

As Kristine puts it, weird is relative. So I'm going to stick with the knitting things, otherwise this would be way more than six things.

1. I don't knit socks. Reasons why are here, here, and here, in addition to several places in my closet. There are far too many things that I want to knit to waste my time on something I don't like. I may do at some point just for the sheer joy of conquering it, but I don't expect it to be soon.

2. I read knitting books like most people read regular books. I read them in the bath, in bed, when I need something to read, always.

3. I taught myself to knit out of a book. My aunt tried to show me when I was younger, but she knits continental, and I knit American. Mostly it was the "I taught myself to knit!" pamphlet from Walmart, with grating metal needles and squeaky acrylic yarn. The book that made me a knitter was Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n' Bitch.

4. I classify my (many) projects by how much attention they require. Things that are large and/or complex, such as blankets, serious lace or charted projects, stay at home. Travelling projects can involve minor shaping or counting rows, like basic sweater pieces. Movie theater projects must be so simple you can knit them in the dark. (Not knitting at the movies is not an option.)

5. I have a hope chest. This may seem strange for a card-carrying feminist, but it mostly started with adorable baby projects I couldn't bear to give away. I make no apologies. Even if I don't have children, there's bound to be a special child in my life at some point.

6. Unless I'm doing something very complex, I don't look at my knitting. I love how this freaks people out.

And now for the tagging others part. Kristine already got most of my blog friends.

I'll try tagging Amanda, but she seems to think law school is more important than knitting right now. Pfffhhhht.

Also, consider yourself tagged, friends:

Vicki

Jessica

Becky

And random Science Knits cohorts:

Knitting Like Crazy

and

Underwater Knitting


because they like the Bears.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I found your blog through one of Fringe's emails announcing you were one of their instructors now. I am not a sock knitter either. I know how, and I've made one pair (of pedicure socks) but I agree - there's just too many other things I'd rather make to waste my time on them. Great blog!