Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Secret Pal 8 Questionnaire

Okay here are the answers to my questionnaire!

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I've only knitted with acrylic, cotton and wool. So with that said, I like wool. But I'm open to trying pretty much anything, even acrylic if its very soft. Don't like the novelty yarns. How many eyelash scarves can a person have? Maybe if it were mixed with something else for say a cool bag or funky scarf, just not too hairy...

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Right now they are in a drawer and in a box. I've been looking for a cool vase to display them in.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I've been knitting seriously for about 2 years. I would say I'm somewhere between advanced beginner and intermediate

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I like peppermint smelling stuff. I also like scents like hazelnut coffee, caramel...desserty kind of smells, particularly for candles. Also like tropical smells like coconut, pinapple and plumeria.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
YES!!! If it has sugar in it, I'll eat it!!
I like anything chocolate and have been recently trying all the fancy organic chocolate bars out there. Love peppermint with chocolate and raspberry with chocolate. Would love to try new and interesting stuff.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I am an advanced crocheter. I am crafty in general, I paint a little with acrylics on wood. I don't spin, and really not interested either.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Adult alternative I guess you would call it...Huge Counting Crows fan (they're touring so if you have tickets in the NE let me know!!), DMB, Mike Doughty, Alanis music from the 90's. CD's would be to download stuff to the ipod.

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Love pink. But rich pinks, like raspberry and deep magentas. Love purples, blues, teals and aquas too. Tropical colors that go with the olive skin, you know?...Not so much into red, yellows and greens.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Live in a typical suburban home near the water with my husband of 9 years and our 2 tonkinese cats.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
NO PONCHOS. I don't wear hats either. But definitely scarves and mittens.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I knit mostly baby stuff...seems everyone is having them around here and I am constantly making gifts. I am also currently into knitting socks. I'd like to make myself a sweater but it's hard to find a pattern that fits me where the yarn doesn't cost a bazillion dollars.

13. What are you knitting right now?
A baby sweater, a baby blanket (crochet) and socks

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I just bought the Denise circ set,so I am currently into circs. I have alot of bamboo, I found they were great to learn on cause it kept the stitches on the needles. I am now learning the value (and speed) of metal.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
No, but I am seriously contemplating a ball winder...Husband arms are completely unreliable and tend to be whiny.

17. How did you learn to knit?
Taught myself from books and the internet. The aha moment came from Stitch & Bitch where I finally got how to correct mistakes.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
I have a toddler sweater that's about a year old but other than that I try not to start new projects until I finish the ones I'm working on.

19. What is your favorite holiday?

20. Is there anything that you collect?
I like to buy stuff with crabs, starfish or seagulls on them...our house is kind of beachy so I tend to buy stuff like that. And plus, I'm a crab, in more ways than one.

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Some smaller circs for sock knitting would be great, the Denise set starts at size 5. Funky straights are always cool. I don't have any subscriptions (patterns never fit me), although I am trying to find the Rebecca baby magazine.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
This magic loop thing intrigues me...

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes I am! My feet are 10" long; 8.5" around . Wow, they sound like canoes when you write it like that.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
July 15th


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