Sunday, October 08, 2006

Secret Pal 9 Questions

I am so excited to be a part of SP 9. This is my first of the SP swaps and I'm really looking forward to it. Here are my answers to the SP questions:

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I really like alpaca, soft cottons, and most wool. I'm not a big fan of novelty, furry, or ribbon yarn.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
My hooks are in this little cloth eyeglass case I got in Japan and my needles just get stuck in my BagSmith bag.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I've been knitting for about a year, but I've been crocheting for about five or so (learned when I was a kid but picked it again as an adult.)
I learned to knit with a good friend at a class at Gourmet Yarns in OKC.
I'd say I'm beginner to intermediate.

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

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
In bath products, I like mostly natural scents: Rain, Lavendar and other earthy scents
For candles I really like wintery scents, like cinnamon, other spices, and cranberry.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I love all things sweet, especially chocolate, white and dark are my favorites.
I have jaw problems and can't eat any candy that's too chewy or crunchy.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I crochet and sew (quilt a little bit), but that's about it. There's a lot more I'd like to do but I don't have time.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I can play MP3's, I have an MP3 player in my new car. I also have an Ipod.
I have really eclectic taste in music. I mostly like mellow 70's, lots of 80's, some country, some alternative and indy rock. I mostly like mellow/acoustic sounds.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I mostly like earthy colors, also like deep reds and deeper blues and purples and some soft pinks. I don't like most yellows or oranges.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I'm married, no kids or pets

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I do wear scarves, hats sometimes, no mittens or ponchos (but I've really been wanting to try out some fingerless gloves.)

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Baby blankets and scarves have been my favorites, but I'd really like to branch out and try more clothing items and socks.

13. What are you knitting right now?
Still re-working Mom's Green Gable but there are several things I want to start.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes I love them.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circulars. I love Addi's the most, also like Bamboo and some cheap plasticky ones called Balene. I'm not a huge fan of aluminum.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Yes, I have a winder and it was such a great purchase. I don't have a swift but I haven't really needed one so far.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Ooh, I haven't dug in that pile in a while. I think I have a baby blanket in there that I started crocheting about 3 years ago.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love being together with family, with all the celebrating and traditions and jovial craziness.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Yes, I collect cool wine glasses and handmade pottery coffee mugs.

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 don't subscribe to any knitting magazines. I haven't really kept up with the new knitting books so none come to mind.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I'd like to learn entrelec and lace knitting. I also need to learn to cable, I was looking at the Lion Brand Cabled Arm Cosies pattern to learn cables and make some fingerless gloves.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I haven't tried knitting socks yet but I really want to, I just don't quite know where to start.
My foot is 10 inches long and about 9 inches around the middle of my foot.
I wear a size 9 regular shoe.

23. When is your birthday?
September 18


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