I love giving away books that aren't my own. And I really love giving away my friends' books. Wendy and I go waaaaaaayyyyyy back. Back to the stone ages, when we were blogging on papyrus and RSS readers were done by smoke signals.
I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of her new book, Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistable Everyday Lace, and it's GORGEOUS.
Basically, I want to make everything in it, and Wendy makes the lace approachable enough that I think I could (which is really something — I am no lace master). I especially love the True Love stole….
I couldn't resist taking the opportunity to ask her a couple of questions that I've been DYING to know:
1. I love to watch Project Runway and ANTM while knitting — it's my guilty pleasure. What is your favorite TV show to watch while knitting and why?
Okay, I had to google "ANTM" to figure out what it was. 😉 Clearly I am not among the trendy. I do watch tv — I love 1940s movies, and also Doctor Who (because I'm a big ol' geek). But my all time favorite show to knit to is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have the series on DVD and on Sunday afternoons I will pop in a disk and watch 4 episodes in a row while knitting. I know all the shows so well that it provides a nice background. I don't have to pay too close attention if I'm knitting something complex. But it's sort of comforting to have an old favorite on the tv. I'm all about the familiar and comfortable.
2. My grump Digit and your gorgeous Lucy have been having a not-so-secret long-distance affair for many years now. What keeps the spark alive, do you think?
I think it's the old "absence makes the hear grow fonder" thing. Long distance relationships are so romantic. You have all the yearning and passion with none of the reality of a relationship. 😉
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