I'm Deb Silvers. I live in Tampa, most of the time, but my HOME is in East Tennessee. I'm a humanities professor by day, but my family says I knit 24/7.
I come by it honestly, even though I started it later in life. I learned at around age 5-7, then quit because it wasn't "cool!" My mum's a Brit and has been knitting since she could hold needles, she did deem it necessary to pass her skills on, though, thank goodness!
Let's see, the questions:
The first thing I knit, both times, was a scarf. Rather badly.
I would love to learn how to do a provisional cast on this year. I don't know why it intimidates me, but it does.
I'm a shoe person, and I'm partial to Prada. The sound you're hearing right now is my wonderful, extremely knit-worthy hubby groaning! He swears he could line up a row of black shoes of different brands (like Cinderella) and my foot would find the most expensive every time! I just grin..... and keep knitting! And remind him that I gave him two lovely daughters just like me!
Oh, and I adore pie! But I am a strange and sketchy person that doesn't care for fruit pies. But I can make a from scratch pie crust that is to die for! I have adapted my grandmother's recipe for the food processor, but every time I go to hit the button, I picture the look on her face, telling me to just go ahead and cut the darn butter! My favorite pie is chess and chocolate silk.