Monday, October 02, 2006

Secret Pal 9 Q&A

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? My fav yarns to knit with are wool or part wool content yarns, but I'll also knit with acrylics. I do have an incredible aversion to most fun fur though, I think it makes people look like they've had a run in with a muppet--and lost

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Anything that stays still long enough. No....really

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I've been knitting for almost 3yrs. I'm mostly self-taught, with a little help from my friends :-) Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I consider myself somewhere between beginner and intermediate

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yep, but it's farshluggineh. It was used as my book collection database before I discovered LibraryThing and I haven't updated it since, so the books I own and the books I want are all thrown in there

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) Plumeria, gardenia, pine, or anything clean & citrus-y

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? No. Favorite candy? Nope

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I crochet, quilt, sew, embroider and I also make miniature topiaries. I'm beginning to seriously consider getting interested the art of rubber stamp making (I know that sounds odd, to "seriously consider getting interested in something", but you know how it is when you get so all consumed with creating. I want to make sure I have time for everything I want to do 'cause something will always go on the back burner). Do you spin? No, I don't spin and although I do have a drop spindle-- I'm nowhere near proficient with it

8. What kind of music do you like? Eclectic, World Music (see profile). Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Yes

9. What's your favorite color(s)? My favorite color is green, closely followed by blue. Any colors you just can't stand? No. I prefer earth/forest/ocean tones to pastels, but don't have a color I can't stand

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Married, no kids, 2 cats

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes to all except ponchos, I'm totally not a poncho person...and under no circumstances would I wear any of those items in fun fur (see muppet attack above)

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Actually, I'm not sure yet

13. What are you knitting right now? 2 bags, 3 socks, 1 scarf, 1 wrap & 1 sweater(like) object

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Circs. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Bamboo. Having said that, I have an insane amount of circular bamboo needles...so aluminum is the next frontier

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

17. How old is your oldest UFO? Knit wise, less than a year. Quilt wise, almost a year and a half

18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? I mostly collect fabric & yarn and bags to hold my goodies in; books about yarn and fabric; and buttons, I love old buttons. Oh, and sometimes my projects themselves like to collect things (dust for instance) but only as hobby ;-)

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? The Nicky Epstein book when it comes out (Knitting Beyond the Edge), lace or sock yarn, really long circs., "French Girl Knits" patterns. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I have Interweave Knits & Vogue Knitting

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Knitting 2 socks on 2 circs, Intarsia & Knitting backwards

22. Are you a sock knitter? I'm trying to become one. What are your foot measurements? Wear size 9 woman's U.S.

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) December 25th