Friday, February 16, 2007

Secret Pal 10

Look what I stumbled on - it's Secret Pal 10!

I'd seen people posting about these things on their blogs, but I'd never signed up. It looks like a lot of fun, a non-holiday chance to spoil and be spoiled. All you knitters out there should sign up.

And here's the mandatory survery.

The Questionnaire

Here are is the questionnaire for SP10. Please be sure to post it in a spot on your blog where your pal can easily find it. Since your pal will use this to help create your packages you'll want to have it posted to your blog no later than the last day of February.

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I like natural fibers, the softer the better. I would kill for handspun. (Okay, maybe not kill. But at least commit a major felony, like bank robbery or something.) I do not like most acrylic yarns, or even blends.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

I have a cool roll-up case I made for my straight needles, one my friend made for me for my dpns, and a spiffy one from Della Q for my circular needles. They all live in the Mobile Knitting Command Unit, the rolling tank that is my knitting bag.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I've been knitting for about 6 years, and I learned out of various books. I'm somewhere between intermediate and advanced. See the post on knitting paranoia.

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

No, sorry.

5. What's your favorite scent?

I like citrus scents and lavender.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Oh, but I have a sweet tooth. I love chocolate cherries and anything chocolate mint.

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

I crochet fairly often. I can sew, but don't do it very much. I'm very much a beginner at spinning, but I have a really cool wheel. Other various art projects make an appearance from time to time.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I like just about any music but rap or country. I can certainly play MP3s.
Know what's really cool? Audiobooks and clever podcasts.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

My favorite color is red, but I like pinks and purples too. You really can't go wrong with neutrals either.
Not a fan of green, really. Or oranges and yellows.

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

I have two pets, one cat and one boyfriend. Only the cat lives with me though.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

I do not wear ponchos, the rest are cool. (I'm rather on the small side though, especially my hands.)

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

I really like bags and hats, especially if they have an interesting construction. Sweaters are fun too, but very much a long term commitment.

13. What are you knitting right now?

I'm not at liberty to discuss that.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Are there people that don't?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I prefer circular needles. I like bamboo or wood best, but I usually wind up with Addis. Not really a fan of plastic, but if there's something really cool out there I'd try it.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

No, but I use the one at the LYS.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Oh god. Since I started knitting?

18. What is your favorite holiday?

I like birthdays (and I don't mean just mine).

19. Is there anything that you collect?

Dust, but I don't need any more of it.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

I can't wait for the next Yarn Harlot book. Someday I'll invest in the Barbara Walker books. Also, all the EZ books besides Knitting Without Tears. I have a subscription to Cast On (but I can't say I like it that much).

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

Some day I'll get past socks.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

I am not a sock knitter, and you can read my many laments to that fact. I wear a US women's 7.5.

23. When is your birthday?

October 8.


Carrie Penny said...

[big puppy eyes] I don't have enough posts on my blog yet...sadness...I still have half a month...

Robin said...

Too funny - "I'm not at liberty to discuss that" - is that kind of like, "I could tell you (what I'm knitting) but then I'd have to kill you?"