I saw this little gem on Aunt Purl's site yesterday and I thought y'all might enjoy. I'm a native Minnesotan, so I was a little surprised by my profile. I guess my wandering ways have affected my speech. Since graduating from college, I have lived in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Miami, Alabama, and I now reside in the grand old capitol of the confederacy, Richmond, Virginia. My favorite question on the quiz is the one that asks what you call the four wheeled thing you put your groceries in. Until I moved to Alabama, I didn't know that there was more than one term for this contraption. On an early visit to the Piggly Wiggly, a friendly employee addressed me as "ma'am" and asked me if I wanted a "buggy." I had no idea what he was talking about. As a result of my time in the South I have fully embraced y'all and I use it freely, but I will never push my groceries in a buggy.
Your Linguistic Profile:
|70% General American English|
|15% Upper Midwestern|
I can speak Minnesotan and I frequently do, especially when I'm with Kitty, when I'm drinking, and/or when I'm trying to vex my husband Bob. When Kitty and I were seniors in college, the movie Fargo came out on video and it was a favorite at our house. After repeated viewings, our other roommate, Ashley, who grew up in the Bay Area, learned to speak perfect, albeit exaggerated, Minnesotan. We got a cat that year, and Ashley named her Margie, as in Margie Gunderson. To this day, if I say something that Ashley finds particularly interesting or surprising, she'll deliver a perfect "Oh Yah?"
On the knitting front, I'm still enamored with socks. I started another pair on Thursday night with my new Addi Turbos. They are awfully slippery at first and I had to rip out a few times before I got the hang of it, but I'm liking the Addis now. I'm using one of Sockbug's patterns and in the spirit of Sockbug, I took a picture of all of the socks I have knitted, including the sock in progress. Sockbug has a lot of great free sock patterns on her site as well as a great tutorial on casting on two socks on two circs. I was going to attempt the short row heel, but I don't have the needles the pattern calls for and I'm not making that mistake again, so the short row heel will have to wait.
I joined the Fuzzy Feet Along and I'll probably get started on the feet today. I need to embrace the idea of having more than one project going at a time. I went to Lettuce Knit yesterday to get my Fuzzy supplies. I have to say that Lettuce Knit is becoming my Richmond area yarn store of choice. As they say at Victory Lady (my gym), it's all about the ladies. Lettuce Knit has the nicest knitting ladies. I like the gals at Unraveled too, but yesterday one of the ladies at Lettuce Knit noticed my Oberlin cap and asked me if I was a musician. When I told her I was a violist, she not only knew what a violist was, she responded with a viola joke. For this reason, Lettuce Knit wins.