Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Interview with Evonne Wee

Name: Evonne Wee

Knit or crochet?: I mostly knit, but I can also crochet a little. I like that crochet goes fast!

What's your favorite That Yarn Store yarn: Rio De La Plata Sock - I love how the colors change in the plies. I can probably stare at that yarn till I get dizzy.

How long have you been crocheting/knitting/spinning: I learned to knit when I was little, maybe 6 years old. I made a square, about the size of a coaster. I picked up my needles again about 7 years ago, and have been hooked ever since. I have been spinning for 1 year, after a failed attempt at learning several years ago. It didn't "stick" the first time!

How did you learn to crochet/knit/spin: I learned to knit from my mom. I learned to spin from John Pitblado, an LA spinner, and I visited the Pasadena Spinning Guild a couple of times.

What is your current project: You mean, what are my various half done projects? I am knitting a cotton tank top for a good friend. I have a shawl 99% finished. (I haven't found the time to do the last 2 rows!) Those are the main ones. I guess I am on a lace kick lately. I get distracted easily, as many of us do. On some projects, I get a good stretch going for a while, like if I have a few days of time in a row, some good movies to watch, or the project has some interesting colors or details.

Do you follow patterns, make up your own, or a mixture: Both. With handspun yarn, I like winging it more. I usually knit it top down, because I am afraid I might run out of yarn. Depending on the amount of yarn I have left, I might add some details or change my plans accordingly. Don't do this at home kids - I have seen many a grown man/woman cry when they run out of yarn near the end. It's a good thing I like cropped sweaters and sweaters with 3/4 length sleeves. No, seriously, I do, and it makes more sense for our California weather.

Do you have a blog or website: I have an etsy store: www.evonnewee.etsy.com and I am "craftypeapod" on flickr. I can seriously waste a lot of time looking at other people's craftiness on those 2 sites. Lovely.

What's your favorite non-fiber website: I like reading www.dooce.com and www.angrychicken.typepad.com. Everyone should check them out!

Have you ever been attacked by an animal: Kind of. Once I was walking around my neighborhood at night with my roommate. A barking dog charged at us out of a dark alley. I ran away, but my roommate fell. She never lets me forgot that I left her there and saved myself. But my "fight or flight" response really kicked in. The dog's owner grabbed the dog a few seconds after it charged at us. In the end, she was mostly unhurt but kind of shocked.

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