Today I got tapped to participate in the “knit tag” by the lovely Ally and Woozle. Her blog can be found here Look I said sure and didn’t have a clue what I would be required to do hahahahahaha! It is simply a few questions and I have to tag 10 folks. So look out for you name below. Ok here we go

1. How much time do you spend knitting?

*sigh* Look before I answer this question don’t forget this is a judge free zone, ok? OKAY!! Ok so it’s 24 hours in one day right? *counts on my fingers* hahahahahahahaa I knit a LOT that is all I will admit.

2. What is your favorite yarn and why?

OH GOD!! why didn’t I read these questions first. The question should be is there a yarn I don’t like? This is a set up! I demand new questions!

3. What size of needles do you most often knit with?

Well you all know I am the founding member of #teamlazyashell so anything US13 and up, way up!! are my friends. We play well together :p

4. How big is your stash right now?

Listen here, for all of you with your noses pressed against the screen all ready to judge me, kick rocks! hahahahaahahahaha. My stash is, well let me share this and you decide. Last year I was in the Philippines for 2 months and my routine was to talk to my Shelbey before I left work and once I got back to the hotel. Well one day I didn’t call or contact like normal and this child went on Facebook and said “if my mother doesn’t get in touch with me in the next hour I am tossing all her yarn out the window!” You do know I was about to swim across the Pacific Ocean to save my precious yarn. So how big is that? LOL!  NOTE: I ain’t answering this because it could be some crazy fiber person reading this plotting to come rob me of my precious cargo. I am not falling for that! NOPE

5. What is your favorite yarn brand and why?

I swear reading is fundamental..I should have read before I accepted this challenge. I can’t name just one. I mean it depends on the weight..for example the big bumps I am BagSmith girl, why? Quality. I have used quite a few brands and the poncho that I made from the BagSmith gets the most play. I don’t get that annoying pilling that happens and it’s extra warm too. Bulky/super bulky oh I love it all!! BUT this month I would have to say my favorite is Plucky Knitter Snug…oh it’s a yummy blend of Merino, Cashmere and Alpaca. It’s absolutely yummy! The squishy level is off the charts. Ok I could and will go on and on but I will stop here.

6. What do you prefer: circular needles or straight ones?

finally an easy one..definitely circular!

7. Have you ever design your own knitting patterns?

now by design you mean something that is written on paper for someone ELSE to knit? NOPE now the things I have knit and didn’t write down..well yea we all do that right?

8. What yarn-related skill would you like to learn? (crochet, weaving, spinning)

I am curious about spinning, but I don’t need another thing to keep me up all night long!

9. Which is worst: a thread of yarn that splits or realizing that you made a mistake after 20 rows?

Prior to attending the Stephen & Steven tour I would have said finding a mistake after 20 rows. But I am working on being a YES knitter and just keep going. It’s gonna be hard, but I will try.

10. Which yarn are you knitting with now?

I am using Feederbrook Farms Super Fluffy chunk 100% merino. It’s so soft it’s sinful. I purchased this at the Vogue Knitting Live in NYC this year.

11. Which brand of yarn would you like to test?

I have been drooling over the TJOCKT Fat and Sassy. I would love to get my hands on some of that fiber goodness. It’s just looks sexy!

12. What is your feeling about knitting?

I have said this time and time again. Knitting it my therapy and yarn is the string that holds my tattered heart together. I knit when I am happy, I knit when I am sad, I knit when I lost something that I wish I still had. Yea I knit all the time, when I knit I feel fine. ;P

Ok now the fun…I have to tag 10 of you to do the same; so here it goes AndreSue, The Knitterly Hooker, Knitting Sarah, Midnight knitter, Dana, largeroomnolight, Pattymac, Marleygurl, Curls &Q, and Nittin Ninja

Knit on my fiber friends…knit on

~GG