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Christine Montet

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When did you first start knitting/why?

I was seven years old. My grandmother was always knitting and I wanted to make a sweater for my doll.

Who taught you to knit?

My grandmother.

How do you knit?

I guess it is more English/American with some French twists.

Do you have a knitting philosophy? what is it and what helped you form your philosophy?

Whenever I need to get centered I pick up my knitting. It is a soothing, creative outlet that brings joy and warmth to friend, relatives and often strangers (knitting for less fortunate folks.)

Have you ever taught someone to knit?

Yes.

What is your very favorite knitting book and why?

They have varied over the years.

What projects are you working on now?

A baby sweater for my grand daughter and a mohair sweater for a friend. Also a hat from left over scraps for my early morning walk with my dog.

What is your very favorite yarn?

Anything that is soft and in unusual earthy colors.

What is the best thing you ever knit?

A silk sweater decorated with an antique ribbon and beads.

What is the worst thing you ever knit?

I un-do what I don’t like so I hope there is nothing I have knitted that is out there being “ugly” and ill fitting.

Why do you like to knit?

It is creative, relaxing and stimulating at the same time. Let’s me play with beautiful colored yearns in a useful way.

When do you knit?

Whenever possible.

How long have you been knitting?

About 55 years.

What do you like about our guild?

I don’t know yet because I just joined, but so far the one meeting I attended was very inspirational and stimulating. The members seemed to be wonderfully creative, friendly and generous with their knowledge.

Do you engage in other Fiber Arts?

I sew a little and have quilted in the past.

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