Sunday, September 11, 2005

Secret Pal 6 Questionnaire

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?

I definitely have the potential to be a yarn snob, but at the same time, I am also somewhat budget conscious, thank's to DH's attempts to keep me in check. I have used Lion Brand, and it's okay, but it would definitely not be my first choice.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?

No

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

Cats, pollen

4. How long have you been knitting?

5 months - I began in March 2005.

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

Not yet, but I am working on putting one together.

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

Vanilla, Citrus, Pumpkin Spice, Apple.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?

Yes, I love chocolate, gummy bears, and licorice.

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

I like beading - making earrings.

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

I like anything and everything, with the exception of heavy metal. Usually, I like top 40 kind of stuff. Yes, I can play MP3s. Right now, I have been listening to Coldplay a lot.

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

Favorite color is blue. I do also love autumn colors. I don't really care for bright orange or fluorescents.

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

I am married, and live with DH and our cocker spaniel Simon.

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)

To live a happy and healthy life surrounded by friends and family.

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

I like Rowan, Cascade 220, Berroco. I am a newbie so I am willing to try anything!

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

Don't know yet.

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

Purses.

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

So far, I've been hooked on baby hats for my friends' new arrivals.

17. What are you knitting right now?

A lacy loop scarf, Branching Out scarf, and a Booga Bag.

18. What do you think about ponchos?

I haven't decided yet. I made one this spring, and I haven't decided yet if I will wear it.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

Circular

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

Bamboo

21. Are you a sock knitter?

Not yet, but I want to learn.

22. How did you learn to knit?

Took a class at a LYS, and then read lots of books.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?

1 month.

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

I love dogs!

25. What is your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving - love the food and fall weather!

26. Is there anything that you collect?

Books, pottery.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

None yet, but I do want to check out Vogue, Knit.1, Rebecca, and Rowan.

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?

Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter, At Knit's End, Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner,

29. Any patterns you have been coveting, but haven't bought for one reason or another??

I've been looking at Chic Knits' Chickami and Eyelet Cardi, Orangina, and My Constant Companion.

30. What are your foot measurements, and what kind of socks do you like?

I wear a size 7.5, and I like all socks!

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