Monday, October 02, 2006

Sock-ret Pal Questionnaire

The basics: How long have you been knitting?
Initially, I was taught to knit at about 10 years of age....(on teeny tiny needles) so...I decided that I would rather crochet. In the cool California fall of 2004 a good Danish friend of mine convinced me to try knitting. Thus began what is now my obsession w/ all things fiber related!

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?
I have knit 2 pairs of adult sock and 1 toddler sock so, I guess I am a beginner. I still knit form the cuff down on dpns (although I 'd like to try a toe up pattern) and have yet to make any fancy socks and the thought of the magic loop intimidates me a little.....

The measurements:
I am a US shoe size 8 1/2.

While your pal may ask for some additional info to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size, or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent.
(fiber related)

What colors do you love? I LOVE purples (not bright purples) deep darker ones, lavender, lilac, I have lately been drawn to autumnal colors like burnt orange, browns. greens, reds (not bright red). I also shockingly (for me) have been into pinks this year...

Do you prefer solids or variegated? BOTH

What fibers do you most love to knit with?
I am a self proclaimed yarn snob (my sister also refers to me as such) I love wool..especially soft squishy yarns... Supermerino, alpaca (I love the drape)

Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? Lornas Laces, Artyarns Supermerino, Koigu, I also like to knit with Lambs pride, Alpaca with a twist....EVERYTHING!

What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? I like to knit scarves and shawls, Sweaters for babies/toddlers (fiber related)

Dislikes: Acrylic (I don't mind blends)

What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To wear? Acrylic

What colors would you never wear? Bright neon colors....(yuck!!!)

The Tools:

Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? I typically use either bamboo, my denise int. or my pony pearls. I am faithful to my Denise Interchangeables

DPNs or Magic Loop? DPNS

Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? I don't have any cool stitch markers..just your plain plastic ones

The Extras:

Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link!
No.....should I? Maybe....

Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*) SWEET!!!!! Chocolate!!

Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc) Although I have a cat, (she's sweet but, stays away from me for the most part my DH is the love of her life!)I am allergic to them...... smoke bothers me as well!

Favorite scents? Anything fruity...passion fruit, Mango, coconut.....

Scents you can't stand? I like fruity scents. I like the body shop's Mango line....but mostly I wear Estee Lauders Beyond Paradise.

Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? No, I like to I have tons of books.

When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!) November 4th

Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? Well......I purchased a drop spindle and some fleece @ Md S&W but, I have not used it yet! I would like to dye my own yarn though. I've read about kool aid dyeing but I am afraid the colors would end up being too bright for me!

Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better...
I LOVE to read. I am a classically trained vocalist so I do enjoy classical music but, I also like jazz, r&b (especially motown), I listen to a lot of gospel lately... Love Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Isreal Houghton but also some of the contemporary praise and worship David Crowder band and Vineyard worship. We usually vacation near the beach (my husband is a surfer...and I cannot swim....funny huh!) I enjoy the warm weather and the salty sea smell, and the quaint beach town feel!


Blogger jae said...

ohhh I like chocolate and my Denise's too! God Bless

11:22 PM  

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