Secret Pal 6 questionnaire!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

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?

Yes, I'm afraid so! I have a legitimate reason though, many types of acrylic cause me to break out with angry red welts and rashes. It goes away after a while tho.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?

I do spin. I don't know how to crochet though!

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

Acrylic and some foods like meat and eggs.

4. How long have you been knitting?

About one year. I knit constantly though.

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

Yep, just search for my email (beh2g AT mtsu DOT edu).

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

Anything soothing and not overly sweet. Vanilla, citrus, leafy things, and laundry detergent!

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?

Kinda, but I don't eat things that have egg products in it if I can help it. Milk is ok though.

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

I paint, draw, sculpt, cook, and occasionally write.

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 singer/songwriter stuff. Bright Eyes, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Talib Kweli (ok, so he's a rapper/songwriter.)

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

I look hideous in anything yellow or yellow green. I like peach, deep blue, anything blue-green, cream, dark brown, and occasionally a pale, leafy green.

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

I have a boyfriend and one spoiled little cat. (Her name is Electra.)

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

To move overseas (hopefully to New Zealand:) create knit sculptures, drawings, and paintings. Also maybe own a cafe.

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

Right now it's Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora (but we have that on a good sale at our LYS), Rowan Cashsoft DK, and some handspun that I buy on ebay. I have some Kidsilk Haze on the way too, but I've never used it. We'll see. OH! And BIG WOOL. I LOVE BIG WOOL.

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

Anything scratchy or really textured.

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

Cables and lace.

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

Sweaters and socks. And stuffed creatures?

17. What are you knitting right now?

A Cotton Angora One Skein Wonder, the second sock from a pair of Lorna's Laces (color Happy Valley), an alpaca sweater for my boyfriend.

18. What do you think about ponchos?

They are extremely unflattering.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

Circular, but it depends on the project.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

It depends on the project. I don't discriminate :)

21. Are you a sock knitter?

Yeup!

22. How did you learn to knit?

I taught myself from a book.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?

Maybe 3 months? It's a tank top where I lost my place in the pattern. Ooops....

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

I love rabbits, chinchillas, or anything else related to the lapine family. But I don't collect rabbit "stuff".

25. What is your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving. All that food!

26. Is there anything that you collect?

Besides yarn?? Isn't that enough?! :) Books, I guess, especially graphic novels.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

Interweave Knits.

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

Rowan Mag 37. The Barbara Walker knitting series (4 books, I believe??) "I Don't Mind if You Forget Me" by Yoshitomo Nara (this is out of print and very hard to find at a reasonable price however.) Also any Agatha Christie mysteries. I've only read two, "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" and "Ten Little Indians" but I'd like to read more.

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

Any of the Rowan pattern books... I can't afford them!

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