Are you religious?
No, though I was raised to be and still respect those who are.
How long have you been knitting? Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced?
I've been knitting since childhood but only seriously for about 5 years now. Intermediate.
Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting?
I bead a little, keep a diary, make paper doll clothes.
Purple/blue/red family. The richer the better.
Do you collect anything?
Sorry, no. At least I try not to. But I do keep mysteriously acquiring yarn, shiny trinkets, items with pictures of the Blythe doll on them.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals?
Nope. Thank goodness.
Do you have any pets?
Three beautiful cats.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee, then tea.
Cookies or Sweets?
Well, I can't eat wheat flour so I guess it's sweets.
Do you knit socks?
If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits)
I go through phases - lace, garments, wrist warmers...
Do you put up a Christmas tree? If not then what do you do?
Yes a tree. I love my old ornaments.
Favorite holiday treats?
Clementines, sherry, mixed nuts.
Favorite holiday smells?
Pine, bayberry, mulled wine.
Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Please elaborate.
Just visiting and being visited as much as possible. Unfortunately, due to my line of work, I often work a lot over the school holiday (which sucks).
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
The season always starts with Stuart McLean: A Vinyl Cafe Christmas around mid December at Convocation Hall in Toronto. Does anyone else know what that is?
Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....”
If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….?
The chubby ballerina with fairy wings!
What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given?
The stuffed pink mouse with green gingham ears I got when I was wee. Saw it in the catalogue, asked Santa for it and there it was Christmas morning!
When do you start your Christmas?
Seriously get going as school ends.
Do you send Christmas cards? Do you make them or buy them?
Oops. I always mean to...
What is your favorite Christmas dish?
Cabbage rolls - now vegetarian cabbage rolls because of The Daughter.
Carolers are at your door. What do you do?
Join in, then pass out candy. I used to carol in university with my theatre group. Some of the best times ever.
When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning?
In the morning, in pj's.
Do you celebrate with family or friends or both?