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My career is medicine, pediatrics to be exact, but my passion is knitting. I firmly believe that she who dies with the biggest stash wins and I'm in contention! Not a fiber purist, but enough of a yarn snob to have turned my back on fun fur and all things Red Heart. Prefer wool and wool blends, love alpaca, rarely use cotton, NEVER linen. (Too ouchy!) I knit in the round whenever possible and will seam most relunctantly when there is no other option.

Me in a nutshell:

Circulars not straights, wood not aluminum, double-pointed not magic loop or two circulars, buttons not zippers, fair isle not intarsia, crochet steeks not machine sewed, toe-up not cuff down, Zimmerman not Fasset, Interweave Knits not Knitter's. I do stop to swatch, but never a 4"x4" and I'm too impatient to wash them. There are probably three or four UFO's in my stash and I will likely never go back to them - if it's worth finishing, I finish it the first time. Frequently in error, rarely in doubt!

Interests

Hobbies: knitting and reading Favorite Authors: Elizabeth Berg, Diana Gabaldon, Maeve Binchy, Andrew Greely, Laurie King, Robert Heinlein Favorite TV: Gilmour Girls, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Project Runway Favorite Movies: Moonstruck, The Princess Bride, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, While You Were Sleeping, O Brother Where Art Thou, Grosse Pointe Blank Sports: strictly a spectator! NFL football (Go Dolphins!) NBA Basketball (Suns and Pistons) Favorite knit blogs: Yarn Harlot, Mason-Dixon Knitting, Wendy Knits, Grumperina, and the Panopticon