I saw these interview questions over at Needles and Wool and then Knitting the Blues and I thought it would be fun to interview Dale. Here’s my favorite photo of him so you can picture him while you read his answers – plus, you know how I feel about a blog post without a photo.
Okay, here we go!
Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Dale: It makes you happy.
Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Dale: Sometimes I think you’re ignoring me and just pretending to be concentrating.
Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
Dale: Everything you knit is good but I really like my stocking cap and my new gray sweater.
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Dale: Not when it’s just plain knitting.
Me: What does that mean?
Dale: Well, when you start throwing in the wheels and such it can add up a bit.
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Me: What are your hobbies?
Dale: Civil War reenacting and hunting.
Me: So, if we compared money/time spent on hobbies, who would win?
Dale: You mean who spends more money and who spends more time?
Dale: You do.
Me: I don’t see it that way. Your hobbies are pretty expensive!
Me: Do you have a stash of any kind?
Dale: I have a trailer full of Civil War stuff. I could outfit a small company of Union soldiers! I have a lot of books, too. I have a tendency to collect a lot of stuff.
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?\
Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Dale: I don’t know what a swatch is.
Me: Of course you don’t.
Me: Do you read Carole Knits?
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
Dale: No. You already hired someone to clean it and besides the house always looks fine. You always do your “chores” before you sit down to knit.
Me: You bet I do. Is there anything else you want to say?
Dale: I think that your knit blogging has also made my life better – we’ve both made a lot of friends with this.
Okay, friends. There you have it. Dale’s take on my knitting.