Secret Pal 11 Questions

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1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I adore wool, worsted weight or bulkier…  I really don’t like cotton or acrylics.

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

Right now…  They are in a plastic bin, in their cases.  I really need a better organization system.  I admit it.

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 off and on since I was ten…  I learned in Girl Scouts.  I’m an intermediate knitter.  I can do advanced things, cables and such, but lace totally freaks me out!

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

I do, Amazon

5. What’s your favorite scent?

Vanilla and chocolate.  I hate really floral smells.

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

Hello, I love candy.  Milk chocolate is my favorite, and I like things in it, like toffee and mint.

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

I don’t spin.  I have been known to scrapbook, but I don’t do it often.  I am handy around the house, plumbing and electrical work, etc…  I also enjoy photography.

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 alternative, like REM, Counting Crows, the Wallflowers, Lisa Loeb, etc.  I can play MP3’s.

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?

Pink, pink, pink.  I also like reds, blacks and grays.  Hmm.  I don’t like really bright neon colors.  I’m more of a pastel kind of girl.

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

I’m a newly-wed (July 22), and I have a dog (Lhasa mix, so no shedding).  My new husband has a cat.  Hmm.  I don’t really like cats, neither does my dog.

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

Scarves, mittens and ponchos.  Not so much hats.  My hair is too influenced by them, I get horrible hat head.

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

Felted purses, scarves, baby sweaters.

13. What are you knitting right now?

I have numerous UFO’s, but currently I’m not knitting anything.  SHOCKING.  I got on the bus with no project this morning.  It was quite wrong.  However I bought some beautiful wool in Stockholm that I’m going to knit a shawl with.  I will be starting that within the week.

I also need to make one more purse for the Summer KalCal, and finish the two that I’ve felted for it.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

I do!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I am a bamboo circular girl.  I have straights and they are just uncomfortable.

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

I own both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Do I really have to admit this?  It is a baby sweater, that I started over 3 years ago.  I have just the sleeves to finish, and like 4 inches at that.  It’s pretty sad, but I got angry at the person I was making it for, and I’ve never finished it.

18. What is your favorite holiday?


19. Is there anything that you collect?

Besides yarn?  I like mid century collectibles.  I have a china pattern that I love, Vernonware Tickled Pink/Heavenly Days.  Other than that, not really.

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 almost everything.  I dropped Knitters recently because there was never anything I liked in it.  I really like 1950’s pattern books, I find them very amusing, and while I’d never knit anything in them (I don’t knit comfortably on size 2 needles), I really enjoy seeing what they knit and how they knitted them.

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?

I so which I was better at the kitchener stitch, I think it hinders me from finishing projects.

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

No, no, no!  I’ve tried on the sock thing and I just don’t like it.  Foot measurements?  I wear an 8.5 shoe, and my foot is a bit wide.  I’ll measure tonight for you.

23. When is your birthday?

November 27.

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what’s your ID?

I wish, I’ve asked, but not yet.

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