08 May 2006

Secret Pal 8 Questionnaire

1.) What is your favorite yarn(s) to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I'd like to try bamboo yarn, soy yarn & Koigu. I don't care for Red Heart and I'm "boycotting" Lion Brand because their dye lots are so screwy.
2.) What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I store them in plastic bags, or in my big knitting bag.
3.) How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I've been knitting since fall, last year. I consider myself intermediate.
4.) Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
No, I don't.
5.) What's your favorite scent?
Citrus.
6.) Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Yes! Favorite candy would have to be chocolate! I also like marzipan.
7.) What other crafts or do-it-yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
Right now, it's all about knitting. Although I am in the Dye-O-Rama Swap, so I'll be dyeing real soon. I don't spin...yet.
8.) What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3's?
R&B, 80's, 70's, yes, even disco. I don't think I can play MP3's.
9.) What's your favorite color? Or - do you have a favorite color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
My favorite color is blue. I like bold colors. I like blues, greens, purples, reds, orange and yellow, black & white. I don't care for pastels (especially pastel pink).
10.) What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have a 7-year old daughter, a cat and a goldfish
11.) Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I wear scarves, hats, mittens and gloves. I don't wear ponchos.
12.) What is/are your favorite item(s) to knit?
felted bags and socks
13.) What are you knitting right now?
(3) prayer shawls, (1) sock, Irish Hiking Scarf, (2) hats
14.) Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Yes!
15.) Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Straight, circular, dpn - depends on the item I'm knitting. I like bamboo, wood, and aluminum.
16.) Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I have a swift - no winder yet.
17.) How did you learn to knit?
Mostly self-taught. I learned alot from Vicki Square on one of the Knitty Gritty episodes.
18.) How old is your oldest UFO?
Old. At least 8 or 9 months.
19.) What is your favorite holiday?
I don't have a favorite holiday.
20.) Is there anything you collect?
Umm, yarn?
21.) Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Yarn Harlot, Mason-Dixon and Wendy Knits new books. Oh! Also the dyeing book (Dyeing To Knit - or something like that). Size 0 or 1 circs with a 40" cable. I subscribe to IK and KnitSimple magazines.
22.) Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Lace. Fair-Isle.
23.) Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I have knit 3 socks. My foot measurements are: 9 1/2" around the instep and 9 3/4" from heel to toe (size 10 shoe).
24.) When is your birthday (mm/dd)?
March 7th.

1 comment:

ms. pea said...

How was MsW???