I am Janet and I live in SE Louisiana. I am knitting AGAIN after a hiatus of 30-something years.First taught as a kid by my grandmother, who, although of German descent, knitted English style. Life, school, college, children all intervened and I did not knit a thing until December 2015, when I took a knitting weekend class for beginners. Things began to surface from the storage lockers of my brain where they had been lurking. So, my answer to question 1 will have 2 parts:
1) first thing knit as a kid was a dress for my Barbie doll, basically a couple of strips we stitched together; first thing as an adult was a small pouch, then a scarf.
2) movie: Independence Day; food: ice cream (it has its own food group); color: blue; shoes: cross-trainers (retired, so I can wear no shoes if I like)
3) working on knitting continental, and I think it's going well.
I really wanted to knit socks so I bought a lot of sock yarn and it mocked me because I wasn't knotting socks. So, I found a basic 2-at-a-time cuff-down magic loop pattern and hopped on a train from here to Chicago and from there to Portland, OR. I figured I was a captive, so I'd either make a good start on the socks or else. Am now on third pair, second pair of sock-weight, and will be experimenting with afterthought heel on this pair.
I found MDK while searching the web for patterns, videos, etc. I am glad I did. Love the Saturday snippets and the sense of humor (boy do we ever need that in this current climate), and the encouragement to try new things.
PS, I also weave.
Janet (Ravelry name is cajunweaver)