Monday, October 02, 2006

SP9 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Love wool, blends, alpaca, handspun, new things like bamboo. Don't like 'novelty' yarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
An old cardboard tube for metal needles, my wooden needles are in a hand turned vase a friend made from a grasstree root. It's dpns and circulars I have trouble with...

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
Been knitting on and off since I was a child. Learned from Mum and Nana. I suppose I'm advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
No, sorry.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
Cinnamon, lavender, ocean-y scents.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Chocolate. Cinnamon gum.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
Have just started to spin with a spindle. Am thinking of having a go at quilting. Photography.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Like all sorts of music from folky to opera, via rock and classical. Can play mp3s dvds, cds.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
Signature colour is purple. Wear a lot of black, brown and am getting into green.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Married with teenage son, adult stepdaughters and small step grandchildren. Keep lizards and tree frogs. Am working on persuading the rest of the family that we need another cat.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Not ponchos, but everything else.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Socks, scarves, hats, felted things.

13. What are you knitting right now?
Scarves to send to Romania, socks for self, sweater for husband and scarf for friend.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Yes please!

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

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

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Oh, don't ask!

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas, also Autumn half term break (Halloween etc)

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Sheep. Earrings, Wold pottery, Emma Bridgewater pottery.

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

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

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, size 7 UK

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

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