Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Secret Pal 10 Questionnaire ~

As a girl, growing up in the middle of nowhere, I was always very intrigued by the whole pen pal thing. So, when I heard about the Secret Pal 10 swap I felt compelled to join - how fun!

Here are all my particulars......

What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Love wool and wool blends (cashmere/silk, merino, alpaca blends)
Cotton wool blends are great too
Soft cotton is nice -

Fun Fur, no thank you.

What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
A knitting bag (keep them in the plastic sleeves they come in from the shop)

How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
2 years – a very nice yarn shop owner taught me.
A very solid intermediate

Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes - see sidebar

What's your favorite scent?
Cinnamon (grandma’s baking)
Fresh Flowers

Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Yes!!!! Chocolate - dark chocolate

What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I don’t spin or dye, but would love to learn.

What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Oldies (Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, Etta James, Motown)
Classic Rock - throw in an 80's hair band you have made my day!
Norah Jones,
The Beatles, The Eagles
It’s really varied

What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
Do not like yellow (makes me look like I have the flu), rust or purple
LOVE - chocolate brown, pink, aqua (think Tiffany blue), blues, greens, a touch of orange, black

What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Married, one child, one cat and one boston terrier

Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Scarves, mittens

What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Baby Items (hats, sweaters, etc.)
Scarves & Wraps

What are you knitting right now?
Chevron Scarf from LMKG

Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circular - either aluminum or bamboo

Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Yes, both. Seriously, what would you do without them?

How old is your oldest UFO?
1 year…. Ugh!

Is there anything that you collect?
Sock yarn!!! Fingering or sport weight, esp sport weight
Vintage travel or cooking items and vintage/retro bangle bracelets

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 subscribe to Interweave Knits
Subscribe to - Yarn Forward from the UK

Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Continental knitting and dyeing my own yarn and I would also love to learn to spin.

Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I love socks! Wear a size 10 shoe.

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