Let’s see, I knit using the combined method. This means that I “twist” my purl stitches so that the right leg sits in back and then I “untwist” them on the next row. It works well for me and creates a nice even tension. I love knitting with double-pointed needles, I tried the magic loop and it wasn’t for me (although I may consider it for my next pair of lace socks). Knitting with dpns has such a lovely rhythm. I prefer knitting with natural fibers, mostly because knitting with acrylic feels like knitting with plastic to me and it doesn’t breathe. Other novelty yarns made from nylon or miscellaneous petroleum by-products are fun occasionally, but I prefer to stick with wool, mohair, cotton and silk. I’ve also found that tencel is nice when blended with wool or cotton.
In addition to knitting, drinking coffee, and obsessing about my cats I like to ride my bike and shop at farmer’s markets. I live in Carrboro, North Carolina. I tried moving back to Boston, but it didn’t work out so well.