Sunday, January 08, 2006

SP7 Questionnaire

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand?

I'm afraid I am. I buy the best I can afford (in sales & other bargain offers) & try to avoid acrylic & polyester whenever possible. I do use fancy yarns for scarves but prefer not to. I like merino, cashmere & have some gorgeous silk sock yarn from my SP6 that I'll be using soon.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?

I can't spin & don't plan to. I can do very basic crochet & have just finished my first project - a crochet curly whirley scarf

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

A pencil case in my knitting bag & a small wicker basket at home for those I'm not using.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I learnt to knit when I was 19, stopped for about 5 years & started again 2 years ago. I'd classify myself as intermediate - I've still got a lot to learn & am looking forward to it.

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

Yes - please email me & I'll send it to you.

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

I love citrus scents, ginger, coconut & other natural scents. I'm not that keen on rose or lavender & hate perfumed soaps etc. However I do use perfume but not every day.

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

Yes but am trying to lose weight so am not eating sweets or biscuits.

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

Not many others but I do groom my own dogs if that counts.

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

All our stereos & PC's play MP3's.

Fleetwood Mac
The Pretenders
Norah Jones
KT Tunstall
Joan Armatrading
Ella Fitzgerald
Crowded House
Scissor Sisters

Paul Weller
Talking Heads
Semi Sonic

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?

I love purple. Also reds, maroons, pinks, some blues. I hate orange & yellow & pastel shades.

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

I live with my husband & 10 year old daughter. We have 3 elderly cats (eldest will be 19 in May '06) & 2 Airedale Terriers.

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

I wear scarves & mittens. I have very thick, shoulder length hair so look awful in hats. Ponchos look great on my daughter but not me.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino - both baby & aran.
Rowan Cork
Jamiesons Super Chunky

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

Ladder yarns - used
Sirdar Firefly recently - the FO was lovely but I hated the yarn
Sirdar Snowflake - but I still have some in my stash & it's earmarked for baby blankets.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?

Baby clothes - it seems that everybody I know is having a baby soon.

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

baby bootees

17. What are you knitting right now?

Jaywalker socks
Baby clothes

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Yes please

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

Circs every time.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

Bamboo or aluminium - I hate plastic needles.

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

Yarn winder only - DH makes a good swift.

22. How did you learn to knit?

Aged 19 by a German friend with the aid of red wine. We had a great time & she taught me a lot. Sadly we've lost touch. I did try to find her recently & discovered that she moved to Turkey about 5 years ago - the trail has stopped there.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?

Baby jumper somewhere in the loft - about 8 years - I think.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?

Favourite animal - easy - dogs in particular Airedales.

25. What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas as we're all at home together.

26. Is there anything that you collect?

Airedale Terrier stuff (have a display cabinet on the wall), addi turbo circs & yarn

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

Interweave Knits but only from Winter 04 so any back issues would be very welcome.

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?

Wrap Style or a decent beginners Crochet book.

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

Not at the moment - I've recently learnt how to felt & knit socks. I just need to perfect the latter now & work on my crochet.

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

Yes on 2 circulars - UK 7.

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



Woolly Wormhead said...

I like the story of how you learnt to knit - shame you've lost touch...(don't mind me, am being nosey and checking out folks questionnaires ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the info! Am going to have fun with this. Have a good week, keep smiling.

your SP

Anonymous said...

I was sure I posted a comment last week! Wonder what happened. Thanks for all the info and you'll be hearing from me again soon. Cheerio. From your secret pal!