I get asked lots of questions about my knitting, my yarn selections and patterns. But I also get lots of weird questions.
I love participating in shows because I love talking with you about my work. The yarns I use, the reasons I put the colors together, the history of my family, how I got started knitting, and how I create my knitwear.
Sometimes, though, I don't do such a good job explaining.
Once, during an event in San Jose, a customer asked how I design my ruana or vest. So I explained how I start knitting in one corner, adding yarns as I go, then cast off in the middle, knit a couple of rows, cast back on and start up again knitting the other side of the vest. But she didn’t quite understand and now that I’ve said this out loud, I don’t understand either!
So I ended up getting a piece of paper, and drawing how I knit the ruana, Aha! Now I get it.
But other times I get asked really weird questions. Let me give you a couple of examples, and yes I’ve really been asked these questions.
“Each day, when I come to work, I park under a tree. But the birds keep pooping on my car, Do you think there’s anything I can do to stop them?”
"What is the name of your hairdresser? I want to have my hair dyed the same color gray!"
"Are you Native American or are you just dressing like one?"
But the best questions are the ones that surface during Knit Night. Why are they the best? Because during Knit Night we all participate together in the answer.
I miss in-person knit night!
Anyways, let me see if I can help you with your knitting questions. Go on, fire away, I’m here and ready to help!