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    When was seventeen, I decided I wanted to learn how to knit. I looked up directions online, got really excited, and ran downstairs to find my mother and inform her of my plans.

    She looked at me, sighed, and said, 'Why can't you go out and get drunk, like a normal seventeen year old?'

    I'm still yarn obsessed.

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Who are you and what do you do when you’re not knitting or chronicling your knitting in a tasteful yet obsessive manner?
I grew up, went to college, and currently live in New Jersey (though my parents have since moved elsewhere). I love the color green, cinnamon dolce lattes, dumplings, and yarn. Lots and lots of yarn. Also sleeping.

When I’m not knitting or commuting to Manhattan for my day job, I write and officiate wedding ceremonies as a Wedding Celebrant.  If you’re getting married in New Jersey, you should check out my website at Eclectic-Unions.com.

How long have you been knitting?
As you probably know from the blurb on my front page, since I was seventeen. Though, to be perfectly up-front, I didn’t learn how to purl until November of 2003. What does one make when one does not know how to purl? A load of garter stitch scarves. But is purling hard? No. Why did I wait so long? Because I’m crazy.

And how did you learn?
I didn’t actually figure out the knitting thing for another few months after the incident with my mom. I had trouble following directions online, and eventually I had my friend’s mom teach me. Thus began my garter stitch scarf years.

Haven’t you done this before?
Think you’ve seen me around? My knitting blog has had a few incarnations. The first is still around – over on LiveJournal [gilneas-knits.livejournal.com] – I had been writing about my quilting projects there since April of 2003.

In May of 2004, I moved over to a Typepad blog [gilneasknits.typepad.com] that I maintained for a year and a half – but then it fell to the wayside, and I couldn’t justify paying for a service I never used. So I deleted it at the beginning of 2006. Without backing it up. Oops.

After a brief knit-blog sabatical, I found myself here, in June of 2006.

You can also find me on Ravelry under the username “gilneas.”

Where did the name come from?
I like the color green. I like moons. Chartreuse is a shade of green. Luna means moon. It doesn’t mean much beyond that.

Still have a question? Drop me an email.


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