Quirky Q & A

It’s been ages since we’ve done a Q&A. It’s time to see who else out there is quirky like me.

  • The bird in photo is a decoration my mother received from a friend as a thank you for caring for their cat when they were on vacation. When I inherited it I knew I had to display it by my fireplace just like my mother did. Do you have any quirky decorative pieces that you just love?
  • Do you have quirky food habits? What is the quirkiest?
  • Everyone has a favorite shirt. Do you have a favorite quirky piece of clothing? Maybe it’s super comfortable. Maybe it’s your favorite color.
  • We all love to craft. Do you have quirkiness involved with your crafting?

Here are my answers.

  • Along with the metal shovel bird I also have a chicken statue named Aunt Fanny. We got her in The Husband’s family yankee swap at Christmas a few years ago. We brought her back to the swap and my BIL had custody of Aunt Fanny for a year. He entered her again and she returned to us. I’ve been hesitant to bring her again. I’ve gotten attached.
  • I’ve confessed before that I’m not a fan of cheese. I am a fairly fussy eater. I like smooth peanut butter only. But the quirkiest is probably that when I go to restaurants I order the same things. For example at Olive Garden I get spaghetti with marinara, McDonalds I get chicken nuggets, fries and coke. I have a specific order at every restaurant. 99.9% of the time I stick with it.
  • I have some Life Is Good t-shirts that are so worn out that they should be in the trash but I just keep wearing them because they’re so soft.
  • I am a quirky knitter. I have my favorite needles and go to brands of yarn. I keep a project on the table all the time so I can do a row or two when I sit for a minute. I limit myself to 3 projects at a time otherwise I’d cast on every skein of yarn I own.

Now it’s your turn to show how quirky you are. Feel free to answer in the comments or leave a link if you plan to answer on your blog.


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12 Responses to Quirky Q & A

  1. Interesting! I’ll answer mine here.

    Do you have any quirky decorative pieces that you just love?
    My Galileo thermometer is both decorative *and* useful! It’s a pretty good indicator of the temperature in my bedroom, which is the warmest room in the house in the summer (because it’s in the northwest corner of the house, where the sunlight is strongest that time of year) and the coldest room in the winter.

    Do you have quirky food habits? What is the quirkiest?
    I’ve been known to “deconstruct” sandwiches as I eat them (eating individual parts of the sandwich one at a time rather than biting into the whole thing). I also usually eat individual portions on the plate one at a time (for example, if I have turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes on a plate, I’ll eat the potatoes, then the turkey, *then* the stuffing…I usually save the stuffing for last because it’s one of my favorites).

    Everyone has a favorite shirt. Do you have a favorite quirky piece of clothing? Maybe it’s super comfortable. Maybe it’s your favorite color.
    I wear a tattered black maxi skirt because 1. It’s comfortable, and 2. It’s great for hiding the fact that I’m on my period.

    We all love to craft. Do you have quirkiness involved with your crafting?
    I crochet underhand (also known as using a “pen grip”), when most of the crocheters I’ve come across usually work overhand (“knife grip”). I use that grip because it’s the grip my maternal grandmother used when she taught me some of the basics of crochet (she specialized in granny squares and used her own special stitch that I haven’t really seen since; I guess it’s best described as a half-treble crochet, but instead of wrapping the yarn around the hook twice, she’d yarn over, then draw up a loop through the space created by the granny squares, then repeat those two steps before finally completing the stitch with the yarn over, draw through 2, over and over again until one loop remained…then she’d move on to the next stitch). She also held the yarn between two fingers in her left hand, no wrapping the yarn around her fingers. I hold my yarn the same way. She’s been gone 16 years now, but her crochet technique is still with me after all those years! She never really did anything other than granny squares, though. I’ve learned that, flat crochet, crocheting in the round, and some of the basics of amigurumi and Tunisian crochet (although I’ve never managed to finish a Tunisian crochet project).

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  2. Marsha Noce says:

    1. I won a ceramic crowned frog in a white elephant exchange 15 years ago. I use it to store my spatulas. It matches nothing in my kitchen but I love it and refuse to get rid of it.
    2. I do not let the food on my plate to touch. I also only eat one thing until it is gone before eating the next thing on my plate.
    3. I love my night shirt that says “it’s too AM for me” . It is way too big for me but so comfy to wear.
    4. I have a journal where I keep track of all projects. It lists the name of the project, what size needle or hook, name of the yarn and the beginning and end date.

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  3. Mimmy Jain says:

    1. I collect frogs. All shapes, all sizes, all colours. And there’s no reason for this. I just like them. The family is now learning to give me more frogs as presents.
    2. I hate too many different things on my plate. It bewilders me. Keep it simple.
    3. I could – and do – wear my nightie all day. Its comfortable and allows room for my expanding bulk! I can because I work out of home.
    4. I will try anything, once. It looks like the husband will have to cut one foot off if he wants to wear the single sock I’m struggling over at the moment.

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  4. Quirky decorative pieces that you just love? Well every room in this house has at least one Minion and most likely a Winnie the Pooh thing as well. I’m writing this in my bedroom and can see 16 minions! There’s more in some rooms and less in others…the living room display cabinet has the mini ones and so maybe 80 minions or more! I know it’s an addiction but I love them. For a lady without children that’s quirky I guess.
    Quirky food habits? I’d usually try to get a little bit of everything on my plate onto my fork. I also tend to order the same things from certain restaurants but mix it up by ordering different desserts.
    Quirky piece of clothing? Hmm other than my Minion and Pooh Bear t-shirts and pjs I don’t think I’m too quirky clothing wise.
    Quirkiness in crafting? I don’t know if this is a quirk but I like to cast on socks one at a time but then when I’ve started both will move them to magic loop and do two at a time…is that a quirk or just laziness in not wanting to count rows to get the same length foot on a sock. I don’t like to have more than one long term WIP and so like to finish other projects ASAP.

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  5. I have a thing about penguins. I just love them. I first saw my real penguin in New Zealand when I visited my daughter there in January, and received a small build-your-own one from her recently. Love it.
    Food habits? I don’t think I’m particularly quirky about food, but my husband does! I’m intolerant of cow’s milk but can and do manage goat and sheep cheese and goat yoghurt. My main quirk, if I’m honest, is (dark of course) chocolate. Preferably with marzipan.
    Clothing? I never wear anything uncomfortable, including shoes, and haven’t done for the last 25 years or so.
    Crafting? I really like there to be a good contrast between the needle and the yarn colour, so will sort out my needles according to that. Also, can’t cope with more than one project at once. It’s too much information in my head.

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  6. Alissa Head says:

    Fun! I am so ready for a quiz. Thank you!

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  7. Quirky decorative pieces? I should have been a Victorian, I love having my walls covered with all sorts of things. Prints, paintings, photos, embroidery, ceramics. You name it, I hang it.
    Quirky food habits: I DETEST cooked tomato skins in anything, even the smallest piece. I shudder when I see so many dishes today with cooked cherry tomatoes. Makes me want to gag.
    Quirky clothing: if I’m wearing a tshirt it’s Life is Good. Must have 30+, some over 20 years old.
    Quirky crafting: I love to start projects, then start another. I often find an old project and spend a few hours figuring out where I left off in pattern, or where the pattern is! I view it as a mystery to be solved.

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  8. chrisknits says:

    My quirky object is weathered wood and a rock from Colorado? Food quirk? I like plain vanilla ice cream and prefer my grandmother’s recipe. Shirt from the bahamas, cause it’s so soft!!! But also a I ❤️ America shirt. Knitting quirk? Can’t think of anything real quirky. I guess dislike knitting with acrylic.

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  10. Fun quiz, and I love your metal bird! I will answer on my blog 🙂

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  12. salpal1 says:

    I am late, but here goes!
    Quirky decorations… I can’t think of any… unless wooden cat silhouettes count? I some how have some! Three came from the place we had our screen doors made… one of them has a cat cut out. There was a box of the cut out pieces for free. We had three cats at the time, so we grabbed three. They sit in a row above the door in the living room. I gave A a cat thing that is much nicer… it hangs on the corner of a door frame, and is one cat climbing up and another cat sitting waiting.

    Quirky food… maybe it’s not so quirky from what I read here! I prefer to eat one thing at a time. I also like mayo on my hot broccoli.

    Quirky clothes… I have summer shirt that has to be 30 years old. It is a brightly colored water color version of tie dye… tunic length, semi sheer, so I wear it as a duster, over a tank top. It reminds me of a dear friend, now gone, who loved it. It is not my normal style, it requires ironing, but I love it.

    Quirky crafting… if not liking a lot of wips is quirky, then that is it! I cast on too much this spring and it has been awful! Almost back in control now!

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