Wednesday, August 15, 2007

SP11 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love to use natural fibers. Wool is probably my favorite. Mainly I choose yarns based on the project, and on the softness of the yarn. Softness is the key! I have used cotton before, but I really didn't like it at all. I have heard Cotton Fleece is nice, but I have never tried it.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I made a DPN holder for my bamboo DPNs, a couple glass jars for my aluminum straights, and my wooden straights are hanging out in a box. i am not what you would call "organized

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I learned to knit 19yrs ago, but seriously picked it back up last winter. I am an advanced beginner, I suppose.

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

5. What's your favorite scent? scents, apricot, shea, lavender, basically anything organic and natural. I am allergic to Bath&BodyWorks products, so I rally don't like their scents;)

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Yes, but I have maore of a salty-tooth:) I love lifesavers gummisavers wildberries, chocolate with almonds in it, and wite chocolate. Do you remember Alpine White? Yummy.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I have a spindle and am learning to use it. I love to sew, both by hand and machine, and I am really wanting to learn to embroider.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants
to make you a CD)
I listen mainly to 1930-40s jazz and big band swing. Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, The Cats and the Fiddle, Slim and Slam...

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I love all colors as long as they are saturated. I am loving purples, burgundys and greens right now.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I live with my husband only. He is allergic to pets, so I can't have any furry friends. *sadface*

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I love knit hats. We go snowboarding every winter, and gaiters/hats/scarves get used out on the slopes! I have never had mittens.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I am loving shrugs and sweaters right now, and I always have socks on the needles. I have extreme project ADD, and need frequent doses of Knitalin to stay focused. (thanks miss violet for the term!)

13. What are you knitting right now?
heeheehee...Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style, Feminine Puffed-Sleeved Cardigan from Fitted Knits, and Roza's Socks form the Spring Interweave.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Oh Course! Handcrafted = happiness ;)

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I always loved straights, but now that I am starting to knit sweaters I have been using more and more circs. My needles are a wide variety of material, but I always head to my bamboo/woods.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Yes, I love them.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Wow, from last fall, my first big project clapotis in silk garden. I majorly screwed up, and need to frog and rewind all of the 3 skeins that I knit up. Still makes me mad to even look at it. Grrr...

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. Pumpkin Spice lattes are in the stores, pumpkin pies, orange colors everywear, sweaters, and lots of comfort food!!

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Beside sock yarn? I collect American Fostoria, unique coffee/tea mugs, exotic coffee, orchids, and sewing notions.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What
knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I subscribe to interweave knits. I have looked at other knitting magazines and none of them really impress me. I love any project that is posted on ThePurlBee. I am always in search of soft yarns to make a cozy shawl or scarf from, and I love patterns that my friends have knit so that I can share in the fun.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Toe-up socks!!! The only way I'll be able to knit HusbandSocks.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
See #21 :) I wear a US size 7 shoe. length:

23. When is your birthday?
March 5th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?