Saturday, October 14, 2006

More things I'd like to try...

I have an addendum to my knitting questionnaire (since I'm indecisive) - there are some other knitting-type things that I'd like to try...entrelac and dying. But maybe not together...

Friday, October 06, 2006

My Knitting Questionnaire

For anyone interested in my knitting habits and happenings, here are my responses to the Secret Pal 9 questionnaire:

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I like wool and alpaca (never knitted with silk or bamboo), and I don’t like acrylic or 100% cotton.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a folio for my crochet hooks and Knitpicks Options, otherwise they’re just everywhere!

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I’ve been knitting for 2 ½ years – I taught myself when I quit my corporate job and started grad school full-time. I consider myself to be intermediate.

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

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) Anything except vanilla or floral scents.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? No sweet tooth ☹

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? No other crafts except a bit of sewing and crochet – and I don’t spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Yes I can play MP3s. I usually listen to pop or 80’s music. I listen to classical with my baby.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I like earthy purples, greens, and oranges - (not pastel or neon, and maybe not together). Basics like black, white, and browns are also a good choice.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am married with one 3-month-old son and two fat cats.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I wear scarves, hats, and mittens (and shawls); but not ponchos.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Sweaters (baby sweaters especially), hats and scarves (to practice new stitch or color patterns), toys.

13. What are you knitting right now? An Elizabeth Zimmerman seamless yoke sweater, a lace scarf (my first), a cabled scarf.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I prefer aluminum circular or resin (like Bryspun) straights.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? I finally bought a yarn winder but don’t have a swift.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? I have a 1½ year-old sweater that I haven’t gotten around to frogging.

18. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween or Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? No

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 subscribe to Vogue Knitting. I really want to knit Glampyre’s Simple Knitted Bodice.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Steeking (yikes!) and Entrelac

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I like to knit socks – I’m a size 7 women’s

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) July 15