My first interview!

11 04 2007

I’m very excited to answer five questions from Maia!  Her blog is one of my favorites as I love to learn from her sock design tutorials and spinning advice.  So without further ado…..

1. When did you learn to knit and crochet and who taught you?

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was just 7 yrs old and I’m 30 now.  When I started getting interested in learning to knit, I could not find anyone to teach me so I tried to teach myself from a book.  I failed miserably.  I struggled on and off trying to learn for about 3 yrs.  Finally I found an online video demonstrating the long tail cast on and the knit stitch.  Lightbulbs went off in my head!  All of the sudden it made sense and I just had to make my crochet-trained hands cooperate.  That took about 6 weeks of truly horrid swatching with long metal needles and red heart yarn.  Then I started to fly!  I discovered wool and other yarns that didn’t come from Wal-mart or Hobby Lobby.  I got hooked on Interweave Knits and the magic that is the Yarn Harlot.  From that moment, I have been proud to call myself a knitter!

2. What is your favorite thing to do on a date night (just you and hubby)?

We like going to the movies together as he would like to direct someday.  But our first choice is choosing a new restaurant we’ve never been to and exploring new cuisines.  Our favorite at the moment is Japanese.  We’d like to try Thai or Indian next.  If we have a date weekend we love to go camping.

3. I admire your commitment to service. What is most important to you about
your volunteer work?

Thank you.  This is something that has been on my heart for about 6 or so months now.  The most important thing to me about volunteering is giving.  Our society is full of people concerned only with what benefits them, what is going to make them happy.  As a christian I’ve made the choice to pursue a lifestyle that allows me to invest some of my time into the happiness of others, finding what benefits them and making that happen.  I truly believe in the principle of “what you sow, you shall also reap”.  As I make the effort to bless others, I too will be blessed.

4. Have you ever lived outside of the United States? If so, where. If not,
where outside of the United States would you be interested in living?

No, I haven’t but it’s very interesting to me that you chose that question.  Hubby and I both believe we will live outside the U.S.  someday, we just aren’t sure when.  We plan on eventually relocating to Israel.

5. What is your favorite comfort food?

That is a toughie.  Fresh from the oven, still warm, sourdough bread with lots of herbed olive oil is always my first choice.  However that is not always the most advantageous to my bum.  As I’ve gotten older and wiser I find myself craving stirfry and gooey, fudgy , chocolate brownies.  Really great soup is also a front-runner most of the time.

That was really fun!  Thanks Maia for the questions and if anyone else would like to be interviewed, I’ll keep the fun alive.  Leave me a comment telling me you’d like to be interviewed and get ready!

Next post: Project Spectrum Socks!

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3 responses

11 04 2007
Maia

I love your answers!

Hubby and I like to go to new restaurants too. My favorite cuisines right now are Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai (love that coconut milk soup!). I asked everyone this question because I believe in having date nights no matter how long a couple has been together (14 years for Roger and me) and I love knowing what other people do.

I agree with you about giving. It is a gift to yourself and putting good out into the world brings more back to your doorstep. Thank you for being a great example for all of us.

Hot sourdough bread! With olive oil! I want some too!

11 04 2007
Amanda

I’m with you there, I love the Olice Oil, too!

I enjoyed learning more about you!

17 04 2007
Amanda

OK, here is the recipe for the tomato soup, from the mouth of hubby through my fingers, and onto this post:

Take a pint of heavy cream, put in a pot, and reduce it over low heat by half. In a separate pan, bring a large can of tomato juice to a simmer, and add fresh basil, course ground pepper, and garlic powder (add spices to taste).

Once the cream is reduced by half, add the hot tomato juice to it slowly. Keep stirring the whole time.

Let the soup cook until it can coat the back of a spoon.

Voila!

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