Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Secret Pal!

Well hello there! I guess I should warn you that I'm a total wise-ass so forgive me if you don't get my humor. Here are my questions for the thingamajiggy.


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?

If I'm being 100% honest? Yep. Me=total yarn snob. Sorry. All you have to do is take a look in my Blog here and you'll see what I like knitting with!

2. Do you spin? Crochet?


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

I am allergic to cats actually and really, really can't stand the smell of smoke in anything.

4. How long have you been knitting?

I probably started knitting when I was 8? So what is that? A long time? I mean, 27 years. I grew up ski racing in VT and all of us girls learned how to knit so we could make cool hats!

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


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

I love vanilla and light flowery scents. Nothing too strong. I love Nag Champa incense.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?

Not really. If I'm going to eat something sweet I'd pick twizzlers, gummy bears and swedish fish over chocolate. I am not a chocolate lover!

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

I like to do a lot of stuff. I haven't had a lot of time really to do anything lately though. I used to be a teacher so I'm pretty crafty. I do like cooking a LOT.

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

Do I have to admit it really? I'd say I pretty much like what most teenagers like right now. (And I'm 35 with two kids! HA!!) We have satellite radio so I listen to a lot of hip-hop & R&B. I get endless shit for my musical taste. I mostly like fun music with a good beat and good signing. I really like most anything as long as it's not too hard or 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?

I love purples, blues, pinks, teal, black and really dislike most autumny colors. I don't own anything in the brown, yellow, orange color range!

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

I've been with my husband for over 15 years and we have a son who is almost 7 and a daughter who will be 4 in March. One fish if he's still alive! We have some allergy issues and had to get rid of our dogs a few years ago.

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

Right now I'm in the process of applying to become a consultant for a company where I'd be teaching teachers how to be more effective in the classroom. I'm pretty excited about it all. Otherwise I just want to live to see my kids grow up. Awwwww.

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

I like yarn that is well made and pretty. I think Noro Kureyon is possibly my favorite yarn. Well.... Manos too! I loved knitting with my Fiesata yarn too. I like a lot! I also like really funky, well spun yarns like some of the links on my blog.

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

I don't really knit with synthetic yarn.

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

I'm starting a pair of kid socks right now. We'll see how that goes.

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

Things that don't take forever or are too complicated. I CAN do it, but with my life it's nearly impossible to get challenging knitting done.

17. What are you knitting right now?


18. What do you think about ponchos?

Eh. So last year? I like some of the cute boobholders out there though.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

Circs!!! Addi Turbos are super yummy.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

Depends on the yarn really.

21. Are you a sock knitter?

Trying to be!

22. How did you learn to knit?

My Mama who passed away almost 13 years ago.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?

Oh gosh. Um. At least 25 years old!!!

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

Huh!? I honestly can say I don't have one!

25. What is your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving for the food!

26. Is there anything that you collect?

Pretty yarn.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?


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

Not really. I need some basic sock patterns though!

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

Not that I can think of at the moment. Maybe I'll add to this later.

30. What are your foot measurements, and what kind of socks do you like?

I wear a women's 9.5. YOu know? I used to be a whole size smaller before I had kids! Damn kids.......

Oh, I don't think I have a sock preference! I have never worn a pair of hand knitted socks so I can't really say. Living in NM I don't wear them for most of the year and when I do, I wear clogs. Anything cute!


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