Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Interview

I will respond to Lynne's interview questions. If you would like to participate in this blogging phenomenon, follow these simple steps:

1. Leave me a comment saying “interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions here in my blog. They will be different questions than the ones below--if you are more of a reader or chef than a knitter, don't worry, I won't ask you about your knitting (or whatever).
3. You will update YOUR blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

And here are my answers to Lynne:

If you had to pick just one obsession, which would it be and why?

Hmmm. Reading or cooking? I'm gonna go with reading because the cheater in me says that I could still eat terrific food without having to cook it. I often feel seriously crazy when I don't have a good book to read. Knitting and writing please other parts of my psyche, but I don't think they affect my central sanity.

How do you like blogging so far?

I like it a lot. It seems to be helping me keep in touch with a number of people, near and far, and to feel more connected to the world. As a work-at-home mom, I find the social isolation to be pretty frustrating sometimes and while the blog doesn't replace face-to-face interaction, it sure can make a bad day with the kids more tolerable.

Describe your most favorite thing you ever knit.

It's not the most challenging item, or the most intricate, or the thing that took the longest, or the one made of the nicest yarn. This sweater (with a matching hat not in the picture below) that I knit for Ian when he was still in utero is probably my favorite. Ian could fit the sweater and hat I made for him when he was about 6 months and that was when I first started feeling semi-competent as a mom (at least that is when I stopped thinking maybe I would just take the baby back to the hospital and let people who had a clue take care of him...). Of course, not so competent that I can locate a photo of him in it...the picture below is of Fiona in the sweater. So this one wins the favorite title due to positive feelings whenever I see it.

What character from The Big Lebowski do you most identify with?

Oh, as a Gemini I fluctuate wildly between "The Dude" and Maude modes. Sometimes I'm an elitist, controlling b**** who pronounces "thorough" as "thu-rah" and other times I just want to kick back, mellow out, have a beer and maybe go bowling. On the Lebowski character quiz, I came back as the Dude. At the Lebowski Fest last year, I went as a mish-mash character--Maude's Viking helmet, a bowling shirt, a T-shirt with a subtle "rug" slogan (because it was the rug that really pulled the room together, dude), and green toe-nails a la Bunny Lebowski and the severed toe.

If I supplied you with a ball of cheap cotton, would you be willing to knit a couple of dishcloths for Project Scrubbie?

Nope. If I'm going to do charity knitting it'll be hats for chemo patients. I'm thinking of some hip cotton ones for summer wear for the younger cancer patient set. Ever since a friend had a bone marrow transplant at age 23, I've been aware of this demographic.


Edward Vielmetti said...

hey, that interview thing sounds fun - can you interview me Kate?

Annie said...

I would love to be interviewed.
So glad I found you and your new website, Kate!

Kate said...

Ed and Annie--
any area of interest or expertise in particular that you'd like me to focus the questions on (food, books, fiber arts, kids)? It'll be fun to think up the questions :)

freddyknits said...

Hi Kate. Guess I'll have to find other victims to unload my cotton on. I've heard that Lion Brand Microspun makes very nice, soft chemo caps. Haven't tried it yet, but it does come in some nice colors. Looks sortof splitty though.

Edward Vielmetti said...

Kate - if you're picking the questions, my four obsessions are probably food, coffee, kids, and the net. #5 would be books, which get squeezed out sometimes with the other four, unless you count books read to kids!