3 Questions : Andi

3 Questions is an interview-style series featuring some of my favorite bloggers. Every week, I ask one inspirational person 3 completely random questions and ask them to share three photos that represent Who they are, What they do or make and Where they feel the happiest.

I think I remember reading somewhere about how our knitting style (the patterns and colors you choose, how often you knit, how you approach knitting, etc) says a bit about our personality. Maybe you always need to juggle a handful of projects because you are someone who likes variety in your life? Or maybe you like to stick with classic patterns in monochromatic yarns because security and familiarity are central to your happiness? Do you knit for the final result or for the journey? This popped in my head when I sat down to write this little intro for Andi’s 3 Questions. Andi is one of my biggest knitting inspirations. She has that knitter’s intuition (something I’m hoping comes with experience.) The patterns and colors she chooses are always the perfect blend of fun, color, class and taste. I was thinking maybe there is something to that theory because visiting her blog you can tell she, as a person, is warmhearted, witty and graceful. (And she always shares the best links.)

What was your first bike like?

So glad you asked, as it is one of my very favorite memories. My first bike was a Huffy Strawberry Sizzler. It was so fantastic. It has a banana style seat that had huge strawberries on it. The frame was a bubblegum shade of pink. My favorite part was on the handlebars there were these wonderful light pink, dark pink, and white plastic tassels.

I wish I has a picture of it or a pic with me riding on it. I don’t think it stayed “pretty” long since I was a tomboy. Me and my bestie guy friends used to jump off ramps and hills in our bikes. My friends with their cool Mongoose bikes and me with the pink dream bike. I am sure that must have been quite the sight.

How do you manage stress?

Knitting is high on my list for stress maintenance. Even if it is a single row on a sock, that will get my nerves settled.

A nice cup of tea. Preferably hot tea in a nice cup. A sweet chamomile, fruit blend or chai, will often be called to the plate.

Quiet music streaming on my computer is a must. Especially before going to bed. A necessity for a stressful day at work. I will listen to NPR’s 24/7 music radio station. Great for getting a nice eclectic mix of songs and artists that I would not normally be familiar with.

Super stressful days are when I bring out the big guns in the form of a comedy. Laugh is truly the heal all. It is difficult to worry, fret or be sad when laughing. Jim Gaffigan’s show

Beyond the Pale

, is a belly laugh and a half. :)

Did you ever run away from home as a kid?

LOL! Ashamed to say I did. Over crazy stupid stuff. My poor mother still dreams that she looses me in stores and other places, to this day. She blames it on the fact that I used to run off all the time. You know those pets that when you open the front door they take off? Well that was me from a very wee age. A favorite story of my mom’s is when I was about 4, I took off and was found at some random strangers home eating dinner with them. True story!

Another time I “ran away” because I didn’t get a piece of cheesecake when I wanted it. Another true story and there is proof, my mom kept the run away note. (ah, the shame)

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