On to the interview:
1) What is your dream job? If not fiber related, how does fiber play a part?
Colorist for a yarn manufacturer. I used to be a colorist in the printed textile industry and that was really different, but what I imagine MIGHT be a job in the yarn industry would be following color trends and choosing new colors for each new season. I LOVE color.
2) What most influences your knitting?
As I've said on my blog, nature. Textiles in general draw a great deal from motifs found in nature. Most people find patterns in nature to be interesting and soothing.In knitting, I like to take it one step further as so many of the yarns I like are tweedy. I like things that look somewhat organic. Sure, a bright pink modern sweater is great fun, but mostly I'm drawn to muted colors and lots of texture.
3) What is the most interesting thing you have done with a knitting needle?
I think I used one as a gardening tool once. You know, an old, bright orange aluminum one in size 11 from the 60's that lose it's match...