No, that's not the real Napoleon Dynamite, that's my baby brother, John, in the sweetest Halloween costume ever. Gosh! He even won fourth place in his high school costume contest. And no, the prize wasn't tater tots. (Hope most of you have seen the movie, otherwise all these references make zero sense...) And if you look at the wall behind him, you'll notice the uber-spooky Halloween art that he, our sister, and I created and that my mom has saved for about 18 years.
So here's the rest of that knitting quiz...
Your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...but it was the most fun to knit) As it was my first non-scarf pattern, I'm choosing the Clapotis. Just challenging enough to keep me interested, and I look forward to wearing it more in the chilly weather.
Most valuable knitting technique? Checking gauge, which has already prevented too-tight sleeves on my Lara. And I'm trying to get better about tinking, rather than giving up and completely starting over (flashbacks to math homework with my dad - if I don't get something right away, I get frustrated). Thank you, Veronique, for teaching Virginia and me the origin of "tink" - knit backwards, and "frog" - rip it, rip it. I feel as though I've had a knitting epiphany.
Best knit book or magazine? I don't have an extensive library of knitting books yet, but I'm in the market for one with finishing techniques. I must give a shout-out to the Red Heart basic skills booklet that I used to teach myself to knit.
Your favorite knitblogs? The Spiders of course!
I don't have very interesting answers for the rest of the questions, but my favorite finished project, the Clapotis, can be seen in my photo album.