Hey guys HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today we have a written conversation because Tech Knitter wanted to keep his/her identity unknown. So enjoy! Next week will be audio! I have a lot of written and audio interviews lined up so yay! This is fun!
How did the Techknitting blog start?
How long has Techknitting been around?
What inspires you to keep this blog going?
How many people contribute to the blog?
Why is the blog done anonymously?
How do you come up with the topics for each entry?
How often do you post?
Do you have a favorite technique?
What is your least favorite technique...the one that makes you cringe when you think about it?
How are your illustrations made?
Have you EVER thought about making Techknitting into a book?
Who taught you how to knit? How long has TECHknitter been knitting???
I had two teachers--the first was my mother. I badgered her for years to teach me. She knit “German style,” and she thought that if I learned to knit that way, I could never use a pattern written in English. She was stubborn, but so was I, and I finally got my own way when I was 24—which was quite a few years ago, believe me.
The second teacher was by long distance--the renowned knitting author, Elizabeth Zimmerman. Just after I won my argument with mom, I was knitting in a public library. A knitting librarian dropped a copy of “Knitting without Tears” on the table in front of me. One read-through of Zimmerman’s great, great book made me into a Knitter-with-a-capital-K, just like that. Her clear writing made the concepts flow into my mind and take up permanent residence. At one point, I wrote her a letter and got a written reply--I bitterly regret losing that note in one of my many moves.
How are you liking Ravelry?
Thank you so much for taking time out last week to answer my questions and just allowing me to be nosey! LOL
This weeks Blog Spotlight goes to.....
KNIT OR KNOT
Talk about beautiful work!!! OMG, go check it out.
*Disclaimer, no one asks to be the blog spotlight. These are blogs that are on my blogroll, that I am sharing with you all :-)*
Now, I will share one of my kids favorite recipes. They have been BEGGING for potato soup since mid summer...well it's JUST now cool enough to make:
3 to 4 medium baking potatoes, baked
5 bacon strips, diced
2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
3 1/2 cups milk
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp worchestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (8oz) sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese
Peel and dice the baked potatoes: set aside. Cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
Remove bacon, drain, reserving 1 1/2 teaspoon drippings.
Add the soups, milk, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and pepper, and reserved potatoes to the drippings, cook uncovered for 10 minutes until heated through. Stir occasionally. Stir in sour cream; cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated. DO NOT BOIL. Garnish with cheddar cheese and bacon. Yield: 10 servings (2 1/2 quarts)
Notes: I almost make four times this much. This is a big hit in my house and even when I make mass quantities it does NOT last. The first time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly...now, I omit the worcestershire sauce, add more cheddar cheese soup and more bacon.
Thanks to the hubby for the pics! Ya'll have a great day!!!