Friday, February 15, 2008

CP "Get to Know a Purl": Carrie

1. How did you hear about Charlotte Purls and when did you join?
I'm not sure how long ago it was but I'd guess it was sometime in late July-August. I happened into Caribou to get an afternoon drink and saw everyone there and decided to join in the following meeting.

2. How long have you been knitting/crocheting and who taught you?
I taught myself after getting a crash course at a knit shop in all of 20 minutes. I wanted to learn so that I could make my sister a baby blanket. I finished it before she was born and she still uses it to date (she is now 12!).

3. What is your favorite item(s) you like to knit/crochet that you could never get enough of doing?
I don't have a favorite. If I work on something, it takes me forever so they're all my favorites! I'm thrilled that I got finished.

4. Is there one thing you really have no desire to knit/crochet?
Can't think of anything. I'd try it all if I only had more time.

5. How often during the week do you knit/crochet and when do you normally fit in time?
I usually knit every two weeks at the CP meetings.I knit at night once in a while if I haven't fallen asleep on the couch first!

6. What is your favorite project to date that you knitted/crocheted?
Proud of that first blanket I made for my niece. The last time I saw it I said, "wow, that is so pretty, where did you get it?"

7. At this moment, what is your future dream project you would like to knit/crochet?
Socks. I bought 2 types of yarn and can't wait to get started but first I have too many other things lined up.

8. What one new knitting/crocheting thing do you want to learn in 2008?
I'd love to do something with cables....I know ....boring to some of you but would like to see it with my own 2 hands.

9. What are your "go to" knit/crochet book(s)?
Anyone with a good suggestion?

10. Other than knitting/crocheting are there any other hobbies or activities you enjoy doing?
Love cycling class, going to the gym, playing with my kiddos, reading, dancing.

11. Tell us, how would your close friends/family describe you?
Caring, honest, hard working, looking for adventure (who's gonna write anything bad?)

12. If you could have a full day to spend with anyone (dead or alive) who would that be and why?
Have never given this much thought but the first person that comes to mind is my mother in law. LOVED her!!!

13. What one thing do you know for sure?
Life is too short!

14. What has our group (Charlotte Purls) changed about you?
It's given me the ability to have greater challenges within my knitting. I can fix most mistakes now. I want to do other projects. I also like talking/meeting other women.

15. What do you enjoy most about Charlotte Purls?
It's been challenging after moving here and having 2 small children to get to know others but this lets me get out for a while. It's MY time and I feel good about that.


Virtuous said...

So glad you joined us Carrie!!

You are always so positive and I love your smile!!

Janet Richards said...

Great to get to know you a bit better Carrie! I'm praying all goes well with your knee surgery!

Aura said...

Great picture of you Carrie. I love the shawl too. You seem to like the color blue a lot.