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Chicks With Sticks

Authors of The Chicks With Sticks Guide To Knitting

Nancy Queen
San Francisco Bay Area, California
store owner, author, designer

What are your hobbies?

Gardening, walking, cooking, hanging on my computer, playing with my dog

What are your favorite crafts and what's your craft space like?

Knitting & crocheting,

What do you craft along to?

Entourage, tunes on my iPod

What was the first project you ever made?

My mom & dad were very into hobbies when I was a kid. My mom did a lot of needlepoint, counted cross stitch, sewing, baking, bargello, quilling, and baking. My dad loved photography and film developing and woodworking. They introduced me to exploring different hobbies. The first thing I remember making was a little needlepoint smiley face. My mom framed it and hung it in our camper.

What are your favorite items to make?

I love to knit and crochet small projects such as: hats, mittens, socks, stuffed animals - things that give me a quick sense of satisfaction.

Which other craft blogs do you love to read?

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I've recently gotten into more textured knitting projects: interesting stitches, modular knitting and even shadow knitting. Whatever I'm making - I like to have fun with it!

Images and text copyright (c) taken from Chicks with Sticks Guide to to Knitting by Nancy Queen & Mary Ellen O'Connell, published by Watson-Guptill, RRP £10.99, available from or by calling 01273 488005

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Entourage, CSI series
Van Morrison
Since I recently moved to San Fran area, I'm really enjoying checking out the restaurants, museums, shopping and sites of the city - but Philly will always be in by blood.
Any '80s movies like Trading Places, 16 Candles, Secret of My Success,
Bergdorf Blondes, Nanny Diaries, anything by Dominick Dunne or Carl Hiaasen - any light, somewhat trashy beach-type reading
lime green, but if zebra stripes were a color - that would be it
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