Wednesday, October 04, 2006

SP9 Questionnaire

The answers haven't changed much from last time, but here goes......

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

Favorites are purer yarns, that flow round the needles, silk, kid mohair, cashmere...
Don't like novelty yarns with a passion, most evil are eyelash and plume, but Dune is fairly close to the top of the list !

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

Needles are in a cardboard box but *will* be in needle rolls when I can get to my sewing machine to make them !
Denises are in their box and crochet hooks are also in their zip up thing they came in....
Circular are in a folder, and I've just found some boxes for my dpn's.

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

Not sure now long I've been knitting for but I guess it must be over 30 years, think Mum taught me, but more complicated is self taught.
Probably towards advanced, but not for colour work and still have a lot to learn...

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

Not current

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)

Lavender, cut grass, freshly brewed coffee

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

Yes :-) :-) Not got one particular fav, but posh chocolates and coffee flavours.

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

learning spinning. Other crafts include (coz I'm bound to forget something...) Feltmaking, patchwork, machine embroidery....

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

Most things apart from Jazz and rap-like. Still not sure about the MP3's....

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

Fav - purples, greens, browns, earthy colours.
Hates - yellow, orange, pastels and white.

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

Live alone. Two cats and lots of fish in the pond...

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

Yes scarves and mittens, no to hats and ponchos.

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

Depends on my mood, not that keen on scarves, get bored about half way through....

13. What are you knitting right now?

Socks, Clapotis, shrug... (that cant be right must have something else on the needles, but did have a massive froggy session a while ago...)

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Yes, doesn't everyone ?

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

There again it depends... I knit underarm so do like long straights, for weighty knits I let circulars take the strain and stop the sewing up. Just started doing socks on two circulars which is also good.
Like wood, bamboo, and set of Denises, try not to use metal unless there is nothing else available ....

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

Yes to both :-)

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Because I frogged all my ageing wips a while ago, oldest is clapotis started in early September...

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Looking at scenery, exploring and getting away from it all.... with knitting, good food and good company, and the occasional beer !!!

19. Is there anything that you collect?

Yarn , old craft books, material, embroidery threads, novelty salt & pepper sets.Thanks to Ruth, the number of sheep in my house has increased recently !

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

Would love to try some Jaggerspun Zephyr for shawls.
Mags subscriptions: Interweave(US), Vogue(US), Simply Knitting (UK), Yarn Forward (UK).

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

Continential style knitting...

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

Yes, UK size 5

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

8th September.


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