Monday, October 02, 2006

Secret Pal 9 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I like all types of yarn, I even like acrylic for some projects. However, no offense to Lion Brand Yarn, I love lots of their yarns, but I do not like Homespun yarn by Lion Brand. It frustrates me.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a cotton wrap needle case for my srtaight needles, I can fit a couple of circulars, but I don't have a good place for my circulars.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have been knitting since June of 2006. I started by teaching myself from a book and then joined a knitting group where I learned more in one day than I ever did by myself. I would say that my skill level is between beginner and intermediate. I have dedicated a lot of time to improve my skill. I still like to knit a scarf but I have started a childs sweater and some wraps.
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
No, but I sure can make one very fast! There are a few books that I want that I still do not have. Scarf Style, Vogue Knitting-The Ultimate Knitting Book, Knitting on the Edge, Big Girl Knits. Anything really other than the Stitch n' Bitch books, I have both already.
5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
Oh that is easy, Jasmine
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I love dark chocolate. Truffles are always excellent. But if I am at the grocery store or drug store I have been known to buy Dove Dark Chocolate Promises they are wrapped in red tin.
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I do not spin. I don't have a lot of time for other hobbies because of the karate school that my boyfriend and I have. But I do like to make the schools website. Oh and I love to take photos.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Yes, I can play MP3's. I love all kinds of music.
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
Hands down, RED. Not an orangy red, a true red or blueish reds, blood red. I have been very partial lately to greens too. I have so dark brown hair that it looks black and I wear red and green pretty well.
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have a boyfriend of 3 years and my dog Mugsy he is a Pekingnese or a Tibeatan Spaniel. I have been told he was both by differnet people, they look so similar.
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I wear scarves and wraps.
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
So far it has been the Clapotis and my nieces pullover sweater. Oh I did a baby blanket that I am pretty proud of!
13. What are you knitting right now?
I am still trying to finish my Clapotis and my nieces sweater.
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circular needles, bamboo or aluminum.
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
17. How old is your oldest UFO?
About 1 month.
18. What is your favorite holiday?
19. Is there anything that you collect?
Now days, YARN!
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 have any subscriptions to any magazines. I want the Lady Eleanor Stole pattern because I have a stash of Noro SIlk Garden especially for it. That pattern is in the Scarf Style book. I want more circular needles. I need small sizes like 2-5 and 7-9.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Yes, I want to learn how to knit socks. I have bought sock yarn, I have size 2 dpn's and not a clue in the world what to do with them!!
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
See above answer...hehehehehe
23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
December 20. I know, it really sucks being so close to Christmas, trust me!!

I hope this helps my secret pal out and any family members that were wondering what to get me for my birthday or christmas.

Knit ya later...

1 comment:

  1. Hi, its me . . . your secret pal. I'm so excited to start this round. Be prepared to be spoiled. I hope you post often cause I love to read blogs and check in on you. Happy Knitting :)