Hi, I'm Jen, in Virginia. Longtime MDK reader, but haven't explored The Lounge much until now. I'm embarking on AYOT, because the list of new techniques includes several things I'd like to try or improve -- short rows, color work, and sock heels. Plus, it's fun to see what everyone else is doing.
First yarn-y product, under my grandmother's supervision, was a crocheted granny-square afghan for my dog. She was the best dog ever and is long-gone, but I still have the afghan. I taught myself to knit years later, with assists from a friend who helped me figure out how to purl and many online tutorials.
Favorites are too hard to choose -- there are too many things to like. But I'll watch old movie musicals whenever I come across them, and I can almost never turn down ice cream.
I have 13-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, who are delightful in many ways, not least when they ask me to make them hats.