Saturday, May 28, 2005

Knitting Questionnaire

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? I had to rewrite my answer after thinking about it. It's all still very new to me- so feel free to introduce me to the wonderful world of yarn...

2. Do you spin? Crochet? I don't spin yet, but I do crochet!

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) No, but my kids are allergic to smoke, pets,etc. So, I guess that would be a yes.

4. How long have you been knitting? 9 months or so (less than a year)

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yes... www.amazon.com under iloveteaching@gmail.com

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

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? of course!! Butterfinger Crisps...

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Making invitations, scrapbooks, baking.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I love all kinds of music. I tend to really like more of the hard rock stuff, and I'm in a BIG Phantom of the Opera mood as of late. My stereo does play MP3s, however, the car I'm driving has a cassette player so that's always cool.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? Lilac, anything purple, dark blues, greens (pretty much all shades). I not a big orange fan though.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I'm married (5 years now) and have 2 kids- 2 and half year old son and a 9 month old daughter. No pets since oldest is allergic...

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) To teach elementary school- just graduated college and am searching for my first teaching job. Eventually stay home when the kids are teenagers.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I'm still new to everything. I like Rowan. I would like to try wool, and cotton tape, I'll try anything. :)

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? So far no...

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? I made my first mini-sock the other day... Very interesting. I'm really into making them though...

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

17. What are you knitting right now? A baby blanket for a friend

18. What do you think about ponchos? Not very flattering on me...

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Either...

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Bamboo

21. Are you a sock knitter? Just starting...

22. How did you learn to knit? Taught myself with the internet and books

23. How old is your oldest UFO? 2 months

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? I like puppies, and ladybugs

25. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

26. Is there anything that you collect? cookbooks, books period

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? none yet- I often buy Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting and Knit.1

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on? I saw one book about knitting with ribbons... I like all kinds of books though

1 Comments:

Anonymous Shelly H. said...

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? I'm new enough to knitting that I love it all!

2. Do you spin? Crochet? Same for me, I don't spin yet, but I do crochet!

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) I do, I'm allergic to smoke, and when the wind kicks up the dust and pollens I'm miserable.

4. How long have you been knitting? 3+ months.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? NO.

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

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? of course!! Unfortunately yes, and I'm diabetic which doesn't work well.

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

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 Southern Gospel, Oldies and Country.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? Purples and blues. I never wear yellow, orange, or orangey reds.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I'm married and have 7 kids - all grown, and 7 grandkids, and we're owned by one beautiful calico cat named SweetPea.

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) Just to see our family healthy, happy, and successful.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? There are so many I haven't tried it's hard to choose a favorite. But I really like Waikiki for summer scarves knit with size 13 needles it's very lacy and pretty. But I'll try anything.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? What's not to like? I love them all.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? I'm working on a pair of socks, and I can't wait to receive the Crazy Toes and Heels book I just ordered.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Scarves because they go so fast, and everyone wants them right now.

17. What are you knitting right now? Two scarves and a pair of socks. Oh, and crocheting a blanket and fuzzy flip-flops.

18. What do you think about ponchos? Not for me, but they're ok.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I love my Denise Interchangeable circulars, but am also anxious to try addi turbos.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? It really depends on the yarn I'm working with.

21. Are you a sock knitter? I hope to be . . .

22. How did you learn to knit? A friend got me started with casting on with a long tail, and the knit and pearl stitches. From there I've taught melf with the internet and books.

23. How old is your oldest UFO? 1 month.

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

25. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

26. Is there anything that you collect? Antenna Toppers like go on a vehicle antenna. I have 1,248 different ones.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? none yet- I plan to subscribe to Creative Knitting, and I also like Simply Knitting which comes from the UK (and is hard to find here).

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on? I'd like to find the Better Homes & Garden Knit It mags that come out once a year.

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