Monday, January 09, 2006

SP7 Questionnaire

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do
you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand?
I would prefer to knit with natural fibers. I usually only buy acrylic if i am
making a gift and i am worried about washability.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I learned to crochet in the 6th grade, but i prefer to knit.

3. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
i have a denise set, and my straights/dpns are kept in a glass vase.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be
beginner, intermediate or advanced?
i learned to knit post-college, so maybe 3 years now? i would say i'm

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
my amazon wishlist (just the craft books):

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I like coffee and spice (christmasy or pumpkin) scents, but i'm allergic to
most smelly things, so it might be best to avoid them.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
yes, but i'm trying to quit. i love chocolate and nutty or peanut butter

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
i sew clothing and am trying to learn to quilt. but mostly i knit.

9. 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, so mp3s are no problem. i like many different kinds of
music...for a sample check out my blogger profile.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette
you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
i like most colors except for camel. my favorites are blues/greens/purples,
but i also enjoy reds and pinks. i don't look very good in yellow or orange
unless it is summer.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
i'm single, with a roommate i've lived with for five years, and two kitties.

12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
i love winter accessories. i don't do ponchos, though. i made one once and
decided it made me look like a tool.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
i've recently discovered alpaca. the hairier varieties make me sneeze though.
i think my fave so far is debbie bliss alpaca silk. i also love wool and wool
blends, including almost all of the knitpicks line. i heart manos del uruguay.
i am trying to learn to appreciate cotton, though it has yet to win me over.
i've never knit with silk or linen. i like to try new things.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
i've had a lot of bad experiences with cotton, but like i said, i'm trying to
learn to appreciate it. i also hate novelty ladder yarns. fun fur makes me
shudder. i'm not big into novelty in general unless it has some natural fiber
in it.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
right now--learning to design my own sweaters and cabling. i do heart the

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
socks! i like to have at least one pair on the needles at all times.

17. What are you knitting right now?
a secret project that i dreamed up all by myself and soon-to-be canada socks
from knitting on the road.

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
who doesn't?

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
i use denise circs for almost everything, except for my socks on dpns.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
i like bamboo dpns, but i use metal for the smaller sizes.

21. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
nope, not yet.

22. How did you learn to knit?
from one of those learn to knit kits you get from joann fabrics. it had
terribly unclear instructions.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
a fleece artist thrummed mitten kit from over a year ago. i just need to make
the other one.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
i love the animaniacs, the simpsons, futurama. i like cats.

25. What is your favorite holiday?
memorial day/labor day. i like bbqs.

26. Is there anything that you collect?
shoes and dust. maybe knitting books. i'm not much of a collector.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
ik, rowan.

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your
hands on?
most of the books are in my amazon wishlist. i would love annie modesitt's
ribbed corset pattern. i also really like the rogue hoodie from
girlfromauntie. i could always use more solid yarns. i think i tend to get
carried away and buy all these beautiful variegated yarns and forget about the

29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
i want to become more experienced in fair-isle. it would probably be good to
become a more accomplished finisher. i enjoy knitting top-down sweaters and
would like to become more proficient.

30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
yup. i wear ladies 5.5 shoe, and i like very long sock cuffs (more than eight
inches) or very short ankle socks (only 10 rows of ribbing). i don't know if
this is snooty, but i prefer to knit my own socks. i like things that are
custom fit.

31. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)july 21

1 comment:

  1. I love that we are so much alike! Iam dreaming up gifts to send! Yay! will be sending you an email soon, secretpal!



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