As usual, I am late to this knitterly-thing party.
1. Practically, I've never knitted with straight needles, except DPNs for socks. But I am quite sure I won't miss them if I had!
2. Knitting is always associated with grandmothers (and I hope this has changed a bit!). But I haven't seen my grandmother (my mom's side) knit ... and I don't think she did. While for the other grandmother, she passed away before I was born, yet from information I can gather, she didn't knit either. Actually, according to my best knowledge, no one in my extended families knits. So, you can say I am an odd skein ... hahaha ...
3. I always read knitters saying that they would knit on road trips while their partners are driving. Not for me. Knitting is a dangerous activity in the front passenger side of a moving vehicle.
4. I always have problem understanding why people would knit (or crochet) bikini swimsuits. Do they really wear these to swim? That again is quite a horrifying thought to me!
5. I seldom knit in public though I don't avoid doing so. I think I share blossom's feeling on this.
6. I recently learned that having the yarn stash easily visible to me helps me to be more controlled in buying. Ever since moving into the new apartment, I haven't bought a single ball/skein/hank of yarn. ;)
7. I started knitting lever style (I knew of this term from joy) and has always been comfortable with this. Until I started reading knitting blogs, that was the only way of knitting to me.
8. I only have one Yarn Harlot's book ... the first one ... and I have only read a few pages of it. Sorry, it's just not my cup of tea.
9. I have a knitting spool but have yet managed to use it successfully. Maybe it's just because I haven't tried hard enough.
10. "Knitters are the most generous / kind / (any adjective indicating good quality in a person) people." I am not sure if I said this before. If I did, I will never say that again. I have seen enough to know not to judge a person just from the fact that he / she is a knitter. If someone is nice, it's because it's the way he / she is, not because he / she is a knitter. I hope you don't find this too negative ... I am just being realistic.