Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Too Much About Camels

This came from A Stitch in Time, Liz

Here's how it works:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions here. They will be different questions than the ones below.
3. You will update YOUR blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Ask and ye shall be interviewed, by me that is.

For Miss Alice from Liz:
1. I noticed your banner and it made me wonder: Are you also an artist? Since I saw the drawing figure I thought you might be.
2. What other craft related hobbies do you have, and have any of your kids taken an interest in your hobbies yet?
3. How did you end up with a Canadian soccer team in your house?
4. How do you choose your knitting projects? For wearability or looks alone?
5. How long have you been knitting and how and/or why did you learn?

  1. No I do not draw, paint or in any way try to recreate real things. I do a lot of artistic things. Right now I am making fused glass, which is really fun. I have a kiln in my garage, I got it cause I wanted to do pottery (I have a wheel too) but have not had clay for a long time and wasn’t very good at it.

  2. Craft hobbies!! My kids can talk for hours of all the things I have done. Pottery, Fused glass. I made Fimo beads for a while, did a little beading with that. Have made a lot of baskets, the basement storage area is filled with reeds. I used to sew tons, took tailoring classes in college and am not sure why I don’t any more. I loved to bake bread, but my ex husband threw out my four year old sour dough starter one day. My kids have played along with a lot of my hobbies. A little basket making, a little pottery, more fused glass, but so far no one has started knitting. My daughter just asked me to teach her so maybe she will like it.

  3. My oldest son plays High School Rugby in Oregon. The Canadian team was on an 11-day road trip, and we were the first stop. Our players hosted their player, and of course all these teenage boys wanted to hang out together rather than sleep at individual houses. Having 5 kids of our own, our house is usually pretty crazy, so the kids know we say yes to almost anything. So oldest son asked if a mess of his teammates and their Canadian’s could spend the night.

  4. I like to have something complex going that I can only do when I focus completely on it. I like to have something mindless that I can knit watching TV or in the car. I recently have started to think about the finished product more. What fits into my wardrobe, what looks good on me (as opposed to on the model in the picture.)? So somehow I try to combine the process of knitting with what I want in a finished item. Do I want to knit it cause it would be fun to knit and would I buy the end result if I saw it in a store? I have been a lot happier with what I end up with. The biggest thing now is I let myself change my mind. If I am not liking knitting something, I frog it and start something else.

  5. I learned to knit when I was 10, my mother taught me, she rarely used a pattern, she would measure our chests, measure our arms and back length and away she went. It really was a gift to me, cause I know I can do what ever I want, I am never afraid to try anything or change anything. I am kind of a strange blend of analytical and creative so I just do what I want to patterns. (I am finding that most of us knitters are that way.) When I was younger I didn’t knit much, cause mom could do it faster and better and I wasn’t into the knitting, just the clothes aspect. Some point about 20 years ago I fell in love with this aqua variegated silk and started knitting a sweater, I knit for about 5 years, then quit for about 5 years. So about 10 years ago I really started knitting cause I loved the process, not just the results. My knitting disappeared for about 2 –3 while I started Flowerbud.com. That was all encompassing. But then my 1st marriage ended and I turned back to knitting. Now I am rabid and am going to mesh my business sense with my knitting love and open a knitting store.

So how is that for long winded – my dad has a line “that is more about camels than I ever wanted to know.” (Meaning too much useless information) Maybe this is like that.

14 Comments:

Blogger Liz said...

Alice, those are great answers! Thank you for taking to time to answer all of my questions. I too have dabbled in pottery, but have never purchased a wheel or kiln. I've always played at an art center or co-op. My favorite part of pottery is playing with the glazing afterwards! :)

2:20 PM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

interview me

heatherly
www.yarnyenta.blogspot.com
yarnyenta@yahoo.com

3:50 PM  
Blogger alice said...

hey, any chance i could get interviewed? i was looking around on the RAOK site, and found that there's actually another alice on there! so i got all excited and hopped over to your site :) i'm currently catching up on the canadian soccer invasion... heh.

alice
http://yarNerd.blogspot.com

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