Sunday, October 01, 2006

SP9 Questions

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I love almost anything, really. There is a time and place for every yarn, so I don't discriminate. I did, however, particularly enjoy my time spent with Lorna's Laces, Zephyr, and Artyarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? My straights are in a big round plastic thing that used to hold biscotti (think plastic 1gal pickle jar), my dpns are in a small makeup bag, and my circs try to stay in their original packaging

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 two years, and I would say my skill level is slightly advanced (I'm not about to do a wedding ring shawl, but I can do Icarus and other lace projects JUST FINE, thank you. and I adore cables)

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I have several, in my sidebar

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) food smells. anything fruity or that smells like food. I also like spicy scents. no florals, no "perfume-y" scents

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I have 28 sweet teeth (tooths?). I love love love dark chocolate, not super fond of milk chocolate, hate white chocolate. I like things that are slightly bitter. I LOVE any foreign candy -love trying new things- especially Japanese candy

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I can spin, but I don't. I don't like the drop spindle. I maybe be dropping some bucks on a real spinning wheel soon, though. I also make beaded stitchmarkers (nothing else), and I like Kool-Aid dying. I also make soap.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Ben Folds and They Might Be Giants are my favorites -but I like LOTS of music. I have a secret weakness for dance music. Everything can play MP3s -my car, my computer at home, and my computer at work. and I need new work music :hint, hint:

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I LOVE PINK. I'm not super fond of yellows and oranges.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? My boyfriend and I live with a lovely but moody cat named Bast

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? It rarely gets cold enough in Texas, but yes, YES, gloves (no mittens), and no

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? triangular shawls, anything with cables, socks (though I've yet to finish a pair)

13. What are you knitting right now? two pairs of socks, Icarus, I have Seraphim on waste yarn (needed the needles for a more immediate project), Tri-Aran-Angle from Knitty, verious dishcloths, a baby sweater, various baby bibs, and an on-going log cabin that I've really been neglecting

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? OH YES

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

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

17. How old is your oldest UFO? just over a year

18. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween

19. Is there anything that you collect? anything with cherry blossoms, tea sets, sake sets

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 want the KnitPicks Options. I haven't tried koigu, and I'd like the have the Wing o' the Moth pattern. I have subs to Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, and Knit.1

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? not that I know of

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? yes. US women's size 9. pretty average

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) 02/03