Monday, May 08, 2006

My SP8 Questionnaire!


1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love most natural yarns. I am not a big fan of acrylic, but some of the novelty yarns are fun. I do love alpaca, merino, and other really soft yarns. I love Koigu, Lorna's Laces, Debbie Bliss, Manos de Uraguay, and most of KnitPick's yarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
My SP7 made me a needle case for my straight needles, so I use that. For circs, they are in a CD case. My Double Pointed needles stay in their orig. packaging so I don't get them mixed up.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I've been knitting since I was 5, but seriously for 2 years. I'd say I'm intermediate, and not afraid to try anything!

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes, I do, but it really needs to be updated.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
Lavendar Vanilla, from Bath and Body Works aromatherapy line.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Oh yes! I love chocolate, and fruity candy (Twizzlers, sweet tarts, spree, skittles, starburst)

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I am an avid scrapbooker, card maker, rubber stamper. I also do beaded jewelry/stitch markers, quilting, photography and cooking. I am starting to spin now, and AM HOOKED!!

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I have an iPod and iBook, so MP3s are good! I listen to most types of music, except for country music. I love Rock, pop, and metal. My favorite bands are Barenaked Ladies, Guster, Great Big Sea, They Might be Giants, and Dave Matthews Band.

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
I love blues, greens, purples pinks. I really dislike orange, and many bright yellows.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am married, with a 2 year old daughter. I've got 2 cats.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I love scarves, mittens and hats. Ponchos I'm not sure about, but don't dislike them.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Lately it's been socks. And clothes for my daughter.

13. What are you knitting right now?
Too many things to mention! I've got Clapotis going, two pairs of socks, three sweaters (two for my daughter and one for me), a scarf or two, and the Flower Basket Shawl. And I just started the Streekers Shrug from the spring IK out of Tess' cultivated Silk/wool that i got at MS&W

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Of course!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I prefer circulars that are bamboo, but use anything but plastic.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Nope, but hope to some day.

17. How did you learn to knit?
My aunt and my mom taught me when I was 5.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
About a year old

19. What is your favorite holiday?
my birthday!

20. Is there anything that you collect?
poodles, shot glasses, pins (especially from different places/countries)- I have a baseball cap that I put them on, and wine. My husband and I have a nice wine collection. We buy a bottle every where we go!

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
For books, I'd say One Skein looks great! I'm also really wanting to give dyeing a try. I do have Interweave Knits as a subscription (thanks to my SP6!). And for needles, size 1, circulars that are LONG (about 40 inches) for the magic Loop method.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I want to get better at spinning. And lace, my Flower Basket Shawl needs some major help! And Dyeing, I really want to make hand dyed sock yarns!

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes! I'm not sure, I'll find out and change this later. I wear a 10 wide.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
June 25th. And I'll be 30 this year! Argh!