Secret Pal 11 Questionaire

Edited 8/17/07

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I love wool, the smell, the feel – yummy. I am particualarly drawn to hand painted, kettle dyed and tone on tone dyed yarns. Also trying to build a small stash of silk, cotton, hemp blends. I have no lace yarn what so ever.

I am not into whacky fun fur-esque novelty yarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

A couple different bags and tins. They are pretty organized most of the time.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

Been crocheting since I was a tot and knitting for about three years. Haven’t met a skill I couldn’t figure out, consider myself an advanced intermediate.

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

I have an Amazon list (okay several) and a Wist. Links to both can be found on the side bar of my blog.

5. What’s your favorite scent?

I have a few 1. citrus 2. herbal (green) 3. spicy (FYI – I dislike patchouli & bergamot – often too strong.)

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Yes I do, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Buttered Popcorn Jelly Bellies & Fiddle Faddle, very into the sweet and salty combo.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

Quilt, Sew, Weave, Altered Books/Collage. Yes, I spin but currently without wheel or spindle (coveting a navajo spindle)

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

Extremely Eclectic – gregorian chant to 40’s standards to filk to indie to country to graver to angry chick rock. Can play mp3s.

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?

For faves denim (indigo) and think goth – Black and Jewel Tones – Amethyst, Sapphire, Ruby & Emerald. I do not like yellow, orange, rust or overly earthy tones.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

Have one husband and one son, no pets at the moment

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

Yes, Yes, Yes and sorta (prefer shawls/wraps to ponchos)

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

Hats, dishcloths & toys

13. What are you knitting right now?

Currently on a dishcloth and toy kick. Need to get crackin’ on a couple of sweaters, but it’s too hot to knit.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Absolutely

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

Circular / Bamboo, wood & heavier metal dpns

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

Not yet

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Either my MIL’s Irish Hiking Scarf or my doubled Sophie (in hibernation 2 years).

18. What is your favorite holiday?

My birthday/beginning of summer, Halloween & Winter Solstice

19. Is there anything that you collect?

I am a huge reader, so you could say I collect books including – vintage cookbooks & pamphlets (1700’s – 1960’s), vintage romance novels & pulp fiction (50’s – 70’s).

I am also into gargoyles, tea and collect compass roses and old looking maps/sea charts (especially of the Atlantic).

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

Noro Silk Garden (Striped Scarf), Noro Kureyon (more squares for Lizard Ridge Afghan) or varigated wool (Panta for me). There are a few one off patterns (Sahara, Central Park Hoodie, Sizzle, Pi Shawl, Shapely Tee, Wonderful Wallaby, Camellia, Rogue, Simple Knitted Bodice, Hypoteneuse & Obstacles — WOW! more than I thought) in my queue that I don’t own. And the only EZ book I own is Knitting Around. No magazine subs yet.

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?

Lace knitting, not sure why I haven’t tried it. Probably because I like to multi-task and don’t see that happening with lace.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

Yes, have to find out what my measurements are – small and fat.

23. When is your birthday?

June 6

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

Yes, indigo

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