Lisa, what’s on your needles right now?
Learning to read a chart as opposed to a pattern! I struggled for HOURS during one of our NJ hurricanes years ago and no matter what I did, I just didn’t get it. But then, after a good night’s sleep, I picked up my needles the next morning and voila! All of a sudden the chart clicked perfectly. That’s the power of a sleeping brain!
Oh, there have been too many to count. But my biggest heartbreak came after working on a wool scarf for my brother that took ages. And when I blocked it, I was a bit overzealous. In a matter of hours I ruined the whole thing!
Usually circular, even if I’m knitting flat. I’m less likely to lose a needle if they’re attached.
Depends on the yarn.
White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate?
Tea, in all of its beautiful and elegant forms.
Oh yes. My latest novel The Wishing Thread is fundamentally “about” knitting. I owe the whole story to knitting. Whenever I knit for someone, I always say a prayer for the recipient, thinking some of that good energy will get caught in my stitches. It wasn’t a far jump from there to, “Wouldn’t it be cool to knit a magic spell?”
That my characters got more knitting done than I did while I was writing it.
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