I’m being interviewed by Eliza of Shitty Kitty fame!! Below are my questions and answers. Let’s continue to play this forward. If you’d like to be interviewed (they are random questions, not a standard set), just comment.
1. Who taught you how to knit and how old were you?
My Mom taught me when I was quite young, 5-6. She learned at a knitting shop in the Burlingame/San Mateo CA area when she was pregnant with me.
2. Do you have an all-time favorite knitted item (knit by you or a gift)?
It’s long gone but my Mom knitted me a dress when I was in high school (and had the reed slim figure to wear it!). It was featured in Family Circle or Woman’s Day magazine in the late 60’s early 70’s. Mock turtle neck, long sleeved knitted in a DK or Aran weight. The body of it was 2 inch horizontal stripes alternating grey, navy, green, gold and burgandy. I think the sleeves were grey. If anyone had this pattern, Mom and I have been searching for it for years. Not to knit it again, just to remind ourselves of her accomplishment!
3. Aside from knitting, what do you do in your free time?
I spin, dye, and ride my motorscooter.
4. What is your favorite food/comfort food?
If calories and distance weren’t factored in, it would have to be my Mom’s parmigiana di melanzane sandwiches. If I could time travel it would be my grandmother’s rollata di vitello. If I am making it at home, it’s my spaghetti and meatballs, simmered all day long. Can you tell I am 1/2 Italian? My Dad is Norwegian and even though I love lutefisk, it’s not my idea of comfort food.
5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
It’s that Italy thing again. Avellino where my grandparents farmed before they came to the US.