Friday, October 13, 2006

Secret Pal 9 Questions

I had so much fun with Secret Pal 8 that I decided to join SP 9! Here is the questionaire along with a few questions my pal added to the end.

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

I LOVE natural fibers. I am not crazy about acrylics but will use an acrylic blend on occasion for a child's item (My first choice is a superwash wool.)

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

My favorite Needles are my new knitpicks option needles. So those are stored in the case that came with the set. I also store my cable needles and tapestry needles in a pocket in this case. My DPNs and crochet hooks are made in a fabric roll that I made.

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

I have been knitting for almost two years. I taught myself by reading books and KnittingHelp. I would say I am probably an intermediate knitter. Since I have yet to truely give some of the advanced techniques a fair try. I am planning on tackeling some Faire Isle this winter. I am also fairly new to lace knitting and haven't tried Entralac.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Is it up to date?

Yep. And yes it is current.

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

Not picky. I don't like overpowering florals though.

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

We are a bit of health nuts over here (sorry about that). I do love organic dark chocolate! (Loaded with antioxidants!!!!! Thank God chocolate is good for you!)

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

I crochet, spin and sew

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

Mostly Contemporary Christian.

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

I like earthy colors...Browns, greens, rustycolors, burgundies. I really don't *hate* any colors but I am not crazy about pastels. Oh and I guess I can't stand bright neony garish colors so I guess I do hate some colors. But one doesn't see these colors too often for good reason!

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

I am married with three children (7,5,3) and two cats!

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

Scarves and mittens. I really don't like too many ponchos (there has been a rare pattern that I thought I might like but not too many.) I love the look of hats but think I look silly in them.

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

SOCKS!!!!! Up until now small projects have suited me best. But I have started eyeing a number of sweaters that I think I may need to try my hand at!

13. What are you knitting right now?

A baby cardigan for my nephew to be. A pair of Jaywalkers. And Tubey from Knitty. I have the lotus blossom tank on hold right now. I figured I would pick it up again towards the spring.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

They are the best kind to give and receive!

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

Knit Picks Options!!!!!!!! So I guess to answer your question Metal circs.

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


17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Tubey. I started last winter and didn't manage to finish. Since I like to utilize what I finish right away I put it away for the summer and just picked it back up again. I am about half way through the body portion!

18. What is your favorite holiday?


19. Is there anything that you collect?

Besides Yarn? Books....Other than that I can't think of anything.

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

I have a subscription to Interweave Press's Spin Off. Other than that now subscriptions. Although I tend to buy Interweave Knits the moment it hits the stands.

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

Faire Isle, and Lace knitting

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

Yes!!! I am a us size 4. (I know small feet.) That is about 8 1/4 inches in length.

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

Sept 5

24. Do you like tea, coffee or hot chocolate? Favorite brands?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

25. Do you have a favorite author? Any books you really would like and not
On your Amazon wish list?

Jodi Picoult. Francine Rivers (Contemporary Christian author)


Blogger Whimsical Knitting said...

I'm so BUMMED that I missed the deadline, I wanted to join this time...boohoo me! Hope you have a great pal.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Deb Brown said...

I wanted to join this too, but also missed the deadline. Hopefully I can join the fun next time!


8:23 AM  

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