Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An Interview with BarknKnit

So I'm the random interviewer for Gryffindor this term. That means I get to interview people and ask them random questions and you get to read the answers.So pull up a chair and grab some coffee or tea and let's get to know each other.
What’s your Rav name? Barknknit
What do the muggles call you? Natalie or Gnat
What year are you in the HC? Firstie!
What you do in muggle world? I am a customer support specialist for a web company.
Do you knit, crochet, or spin? Tri-craftual? Bi-craftual? I would say I’m Tri-craftual in that I knit, spin, and can sew. However, on several occasions I have learned to crochet so I guess I could be quad-craftual.

What’s your fave craft? I guess I would have to say knitting because it’s what I do most of but if I could bring my spinning wheel with me everywhere it would be a tie.
Do you have a fave project to date? Again I can’t just pick 1. :) My all time favorite project would be my wedding shawl. It was my very first lace project and it was for such a special day. But there are two other projects of note. The toddler hoodie I recently knit for my daughter babybarknknit was my first steeking project and turned out so cute! And I also have to mention the vest I made my dad because none of my knitting gifts have ever been received by a more appreciative recipient and he wears it all the time even though he lives in Panama. :) 
What Inspires You? My inspiration comes from my family and friends. I really enjoy knitting for those around me, however, when I first started knitting no one in my family understood why I knit when I live in Florida! It took us having a really cold front come through two years ago and when I had all kinds of lovely handknits they all asked where were theirs. I’ve since started a slow process of knitting everyone in the family something and for the record I am part of a very large Latin family so this is going to take a while. Ravelry.com is another big inspiration! Even before the greatness that is the House Cup for inspiration, I have always trolled the new and old patterns on rav as well as checked out my friends activity on a regular basis. I have found many of my favorite projects by looking through rav. I have also been known to find inspiration by listening or watching podcasts. It’s great to hear or see what others are knitting and how they make the pattern their own.
Do you have a green thumb? I wouldn’t say I don’t but I wouldn’t say I do. :) When I have planted things or had plants in the house, I have always managed to keep them alive but we moved a bunch for a while and I ended up not investing a lot of time in planting new things. I have been wanting to start a small vegetable garden for sometime but our backyard needs a lot of work before this would be able to happen.
Are you a good speller? Thankfully spell check and Google exist. :)
What kind of critters are you scared / nervous of? spiders, snakes, cockroaches and anything else that is creepy and crawly give me the creeps!
Do you collect anything? What? Other than yarn and fiber, the only other collections I have are books of all sorts and Willow Tree figurines! I love them and only have a few but they are my favorite!
What is something that makes you cringe? Scary movies!! They make me cringe so much I refuse to watch them!
Do you have any weird habits? What? My weirdest habit is that I talk to my dogs like they can respond to me. I will have full on conversations with the both of them.
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? Can I please sleep just a couple more mins? 

Thank you so much for the interview.  If you'd like to be interviewed PM StarKnits.