13 questions – Pam Allen


More in the 13 questions series… This time, it’s Pam Allen’s turn – Pam has been one of my favorite designers for at least 15 years and it was work like hers who inspired me to pick up knitting needles in the first place.

1. Childhood ambition?
To have a fascinating life.

2. Best/worst weather (choose one)?
Balmy evenings with warm breezes when you can be comfortable in a T-shirt or with just a light cardigan.

3. Favorite food?
Way too many to name: Fried clams, oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins, Milano cookies with milk, salad after too many meat-and-potatoes days in London.

4. Current book?
Short works of Leo Tolstoy alternating with chapters from Financial Planning Demystified.

5. Guilty pleasure?
Uncounted Milanos with milk.

6. One quirk?
I love housework.

7. Something you’ve never done that most people have:
Watched an episode of Seinfeld.

8. Favorite drink:
Alcohol? Rioja in a jelly glass.

9. Oddest job you’ve had:
Peeling vegetables under a bare light bulb in a cold-water sink for an elderly couple who lived on Rue St. Michele in Paris. I peeled the vegetables; they boiled them for their noon time dinner.

10. Last song you listened to (on purpose, not on the radio):
White Stripes live version of Jolene.

11. Cities/towns/villages you’ve lived in, in chronological order:
Born in Charleston, West Virginia Chicago, Illinois Paris (college year abroad) Camden, Maine Dover, New Hampshire, Portland, Maine

12. Teenage ambition?
To get out of high school as quickly as possible.

13. Movie you’d most like to be a character in:
Harold and Maude (Maude)

More Pam
Pam is the creative director for Classic Elite Yarns, as well as the author of ‘Knitting for Dummies‘ and ‘Scarf Style‘, and the co-author (along with Ann Budd) of ‘Wrap Style‘, ‘Lace Style‘ and ‘Bag Style‘. She also writes a weekly web-letter for CEY.