Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sock-ret pal answers

I've been paired up and I'm looking ofrward to another great swap-

here are my answers to the Sock-ret pal questions. I have to work on my wish lists.

The basics:

How long have you been knitting? 22 years, but I got back into it about 4 years ago- I’ve been spinning for the past 15 years pretty consistently.
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? A high intermediate I guess, I don’t have to look at the pattern anymore unless I’m branching out into a new style.

The measurements:

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. Sorry, wms size 10. Big feet

(fiber related) Favorites:

What colors do you love? Lately I’m into pink, but I also like greens.

Do you prefer solids or variegated? variegated

What fibers do you most love to knit with? wool

Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? My LYS, but also Yarnmarket, Patternworks, WEBS and Knitpicks,

What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? Felted bags, hats, sweaters and I’ve just started into lace knitting, mostly shawls

(fiber related) Dislikes:

What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To wear? I don’t like to knit with cotton, with cotton/wool blend sock yarn as an exception. I don’t like to wear acrylic too much, and I hate things made eyelash and railroad. I’m not much of a novelty user.

What colors would you never wear? I don’t wear much yellow, orange or lime green, not to say I wouldn’t, but they just aren’t in my wardrobe much.

The Tools:

Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? I prefer wood for sweaters, and metal for socks

Circs or Straights? Circs for socks, straight for mostly everything else (depending on the project

DPNs or Magic Loop? 2 up on circs

Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? Not that I can think of

The Extras:

Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link!

Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*) sweet and salty- like chocolate covered pretzels

Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc) no allergies

Favorite scents? Scents you can't stand? I’m pretty sensitive, but I like lavender and lilac and hate vanilla

Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? No main collections, but I like hummingbirds and little interesting, funky things

When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!) Sept 13

Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? I both spin and dye my own yarn

Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better...

Favorite authors- Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Sue Grafton, Janet Evonovich, Nora Roberts. I love trashy romance especially if it has a cowboy or babies in it.

Favorite TV- we have been watching old Adventures of Brisco County Jr lately as tv sucks, but I also try to watch Lost and the Amazing Race

Favorite Movie- Pride and Prejudice- the Colin Firth version

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