Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Secret Pal 8 Questionaire

This is my first time participating in the Secret Pal program! So, here's some info about me, oh mysterious pal of mine....

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Merino, alpaca. I haven't yet met a fiber that I've hated.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
For straight needles, I use a cheapo fabric roll from the craft store. For my circular needles, I have this really cool needle "wallet."

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
Only about 2 years; I'm an "intermediate" knitter.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes, but I need to update it


5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
Cinnamon, but my husband can't tolerate scents well, so I don't use or wear much. Bummer!

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Yes! Anything chocolate(m&ms or kisses), or cinnamon (like Hot Tamales or the Jelly Belly flavor).

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
Polymer clay. I'm a beginner at spinning but I have a cheapo bottom whorl spindle and a nice high whorl. Haven't invested the time into learning much yet, though.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like Folk rock: Fogelberg, Four Bitchin' Babes. And Wyndham Hill stuff (not holiday though)
9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Teals, turquoise blues. I like "spring" colors -- pastels and jeweltones. I don't like greens or oranges that are brown-y (those retro colors)

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Husband plus 4 wonderful cats. Husband is wonderful too!

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Theoretically I wear scarves and hats, although I never seem to put them on. I like mittens but am very clumsy when I wear them. I'd like to make and/or wear a poncho.

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

13. What are you knitting right now?
Socks, a jacket, felted clogs (Fiber Trends)

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Yes, if they are made with care.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circulars; I only have metal, but would love bamboo or other woods

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Yes, I own both

17. How did you learn to knit?
I taught myself from a "Learn to Knit" booklet.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
9 months (the jacket)

19. What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving; Chanukah

20. Is there anything that you collect?
Cat figurines, but not the cutesy stuff. Cats with "purrsonality".

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I get "Creative Knitting" and "Knitter's" mags. I'd love to get "Spin-Off" magazine. I'd love to have Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. Also, I'd love to try those Bryspun needles.

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

I want to learn Fair Isle and intarsia, and also cables

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Why, yes I am!! Foot length = 9 3/8 inches; Circumference of ball of foot =8 1/2 inches; circ of ankle = 9 inches

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
April 8
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