Tuesday, October 10, 2006

SP9 questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love fine yarn, no thicker than 4 ply (fingering) in natural fibres: silk, wool, linen, hemp.
If need be these can be doubled up.
Sock yarns containing up to 25 % artificial fibres are good too.
I don't knit with acrylics or novelty yarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Several cardboard tubes that previously contained bottles of scotch.
Crochet hooks stand up in an oval tin that once contained sweets.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
Advanced in some, a learner in others. I have been knitting since I was 5.

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

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
Only a natural scent like rosemary. I don't use scented items often in the shower.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Dark chocolate 70 % or more. Salt licquorice occasionally, but I'm much more likely to eat an apple or other fruit.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I spin, make beads from porcelain, and sew (less often)

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
My musical tastes are catholic, but I favour jazz, especially Jan Garbarek.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I love purples and other rich reds, magentas and their accompanying opposites ( in small amounts). I don't like pale pastel clours (I would overdye them).

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I live with my husband and nearly 18 yr old nephew.
No pets, just the assorted frogs, newts and other wildlife in the garden.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Scarves, and gloves (sometimes mittens, but I prefer gloves as I cycle).
I wear hats only in the infrequent sub-zero weather we have here.
Ponchos won't ever be on the horizon for me.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Sculptural pieces in fine wire, and socks .

13. What are you knitting right now?
Fine wire into sculptural pieces to wear, and socks.
I should work out a cardigan for myself as the weather will turn cool any day now.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
I love them.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circular and dpn's only for me, especially in ebony or rosewood

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Both, twice over

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Decades old, and needing to be unpicked no doubt.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Any time with no obligations, and time to knit and read

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Yarn, needles etc. and seed beads for sewing or making jewellery

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Both "Mason-Dixon knitting" and "Knitting Rules" haven't yet found their way to my shelves.
I buy occasional copies of the British kniting magazines.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I'm more likely to work them out for myself!

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, an avid sock knitter. European size 39

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
June 12th


Blogger Shelby said...

Thanks for posting your questionnaire! I hope you have a great SP9!!

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