Friday, June 6, 2008

Secret Pal 12

My Secret Pal 12 Questionnaire:

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

Gosh, there are so many!!! I suppose I'd either have to go with Dream in Color yarns for sock or worsted weight, and Handmaiden Fine Yarns Sea Silk for lace. They're just so luscious! As for fibers, I'm not too crazy about fuzzy fibers, like mohair or angora. And I loathe acrylic.

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

I got a great knitting needle organizer as a gift for Christmas. It was purchased on Etsy.

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, off and on, for over 25 years. My grandmother taught me when I was 5. I'd say I'm fairly advanced.

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

I have a wish list with Chapters.

5. What's your favorite scent?

I don't know that I have a favourite. As long as it's fresh and not overpowering, I'm good. Nothing too flowery or musky, I guess I prefer citrus-y or spicey scents?

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

Not really. I mean sure, I love chocolate, but I'm not a candy lover. Baked goods are more my thing.

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

This is pretty much my only hobby, other than gardening. I only just learned to spin, but don't yet know if it's really for me.

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

Good question! I listen to all kinds of (mostly older) stuff. I can handle MP3s, so surprise me!

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

I like vibrant, saturated colours. My colour palette is pretty wide, as long as it's a bold colour. Nothing too faded (like beige).

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

I'm married with 2 kids (Émilie, 3 and Maxime, 1). I have no pets.

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

I don't wear ponchos, but I wear everything else. Except maybe in summer :)

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

Socks and lace.

13. What are you knitting right now?

2 pairs of socks, the lace ribbon scarf, the Good Stripe Dress.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Of course!

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

I'm really starting to enjoy circulars, but I love my straigts as well. I don't like bamboo (too bendy), and I'm not crazy about plastic. It's either wood or aluminum.

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

I do!

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Probably a year old. I should frog it.

18. What is your favorite holiday?


19. Is there anything that you collect?

Other than yarn? Yes, actually. I collect snow globes (see previous question).

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

Book: Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting! :) Seriously, I'd love to add some Zimmermann titles to my collection (I don't have any of her books. Shocking, I know). Yarns: Handmaiden Swiss Mountain Cashmere and Silk. Needles: I'd love to try Lantern Moons. Patterns: not really. I buy as I go :) I subscribe to Interweave Knits magazine.

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

I think I should try steeking. Someday. When I'm not so a'scareded.

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

I am indeed a sock knitter. My foot measurements are 9 1/2 inches circumference, 9 3/4 heel to toe. I wear a size 9 shoe.

23. When is your birthday?

June 27th. I'll be 32 this year.

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?

I am indeed. I'm DearKnits.


Jennifer Lori said...

We have the exact same size foot! That's hysterical...I just posted mine in my blog post too. :)

AliP said...

You're only 32!!!!!!! Gracious! Your just a wee tadpole! A whippersnapper!
I suddenly feel ancient......not that I care. LOL