1. Is there a sport/ hobby that is more of a passion than a past-time for you?
For me, that's knitting. I think about it a lot. I find it both creative and meditative. I look for yarn stores wherever I travel as surely as my hiker husband looks for mountain peaks that call to him.
2. Outdoors or indoors?
Knitting is more of an indoor sport, though I have certainly done it outdoors when the occasion warrants.
3. Where do you find peace and quiet?
Knitting something simple with really beautiful yarn can bring a sense of complete and rhythmic peace.
My other delight is being outside with Sam (and Molly when she was with us), especially in the snow. Sam and I have a favorite park, and being with him there in a snowstorm is one of my most peaceful and magical memories.
4. A competitive spirit; good or bad, discuss…
Well, I have one, but it can misdirect me at times. Most of the things I do are not about competition with anyone but myself, and the measurement is about the outcome as opposed to the speed or strength, at least where knitting is concerned. I think what I love most about knitting is taking something simple and making it flower into something useful. You can do a lot with sticks and string!
5. Is there a song a picture or a poem that sums up your passion?
This is a blanket I made for a friend's baby. I made up the pattern based on dishcloth squares. I loved making it and loved the way it turned out, despite the weaving in of a million ends. The whole process, from picking the yarn to choosing the pattern to knitting the project to weaving in the ends and finishing feels like writing a poem. I'm almost finished with a different baby blanket and feeling the same way. Pictures to follow when the time is right.