Sunday, June 05, 2005

"About Me" questionnaire for SP5

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
For the most part, I use higher quality but I always like to try something new!

2. Do you spin? Crochet?

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)

4. How long have you been knitting?
6 months

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
vanilla, soft florals, cinnamon, lemon/citrus

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
oh my, yes! dark chocolate..... caramel..... cookies......

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

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
new country; not sure about the MP3 so probably not!

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
PURPLE! (pink is nice, too); I don't like brown. Bright colors win me over every time.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
married, 5 kids (11-18), 3 cats

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
To achieve world peace and eliminate hunger..... oops, sorry, doing my Miss America impersonation; my real life dream is to simply make other people happy.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I love wool/silk blends. I'm so new to knitting that I'm having fun experimenting with all different kinds of yarns. Yarns that twist annoy me.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I don't think I've found any

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
I'm not sure what this question is asking. My kids claim I'm obsessed with knitting because I spend every spare moment knitting. I DO find that I'm now looking forward to long car trips because I can knit.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I like to knit socks and capelets/wraps. Because I'm still a relatively slow knitter, I like smaller projects, however, I've started a cotton summer sweater that is moving right along.

17. What are you knitting right now?
I have 4 projects going right now. A pair of Ripple socks in Fixation yarn; A Good Bias Shrug (half done); A Soleil sweater in Classic Elite Flash; and a Booga Bag in Kureyon.

18. What do you think about ponchos?
love them! Short ones... long ones... they're all good

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
I think I'm leaning towards circular

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I don't care for plastic but I like both bamboo and metal depending on the projects. The Addi Turbos are wonderful but for some yarns (silky alpaca), they are too slippery for me and I use bamboos. I've only used bamboo DPNs for socks.

21. Are you a sock knitter?

22. How did you learn to knit?
My dear friend, Linda, taught me the basic knit stitch - my first project was a scarf out of Great Adirondack Fluff yarn. After that, I got a few books and taught myself. I also took a sock class.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
6 months old - I started a dish cloth right after learning to knit but never finished it.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I can't think of an animated character that I like but I do like bunnies.

25. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas - no doubt!

26. Is there anything that you collect?
Besides yarn? No. Well, actually, my friends and husband would argue that I collect shoes.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
None. I've purchased the Interweave magazine and the Family Circle Easy Knitting and enjoyed them both. Oh and a Vogue magazine - nice, too.

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
I love to read and get most of my books from the library or used book store. I guess the only book I've been wanting which my library doesn't even have yet is Sarah's Quilt by Nancy Turner. It's a sequel to These Is My Words - one of my favorite all time books.

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