Thursday, September 15, 2005

Disentangled's SP6 Questionnaire

I thought I would post an updated version of my secret pal questionnaire. Just a reminder that there are two members of our blog participating in the SP6 so hopefully it doesn't get to confusing for our secret pals. This is my info and Whirlypurly will be posting hers shortly.

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 love natural fibers and high quality yarns. However, I wouldn’t be able to knit as much as I do, if I restricted myself to just the good stuff. (My first poncho cost me about $80 in yarn). I think there is a time and a place for acrylic, especially for articles that would be difficult or annoying to hand wash all the time. But, most of my larger projects have been made with good yarn.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?

I do not spin. Although in my profile it says one of my hobbies is spinning, but in this case, I’m talking about the stationary bike. I have taken an intro crochet class, but have only made one project and its not even done yet.

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

Not to any of those things – just good ol’ pollen.

4. How long have you been knitting?

For about a year and a half.

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

Yes, I have an Amazon wish list.

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

Lavender. But then I’m not really picky, just not a big fan of vanilla.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?

Yes – I love chocolate with orange.

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

I love scrapbooking, stained glass, collaging and various other art projects – I tend to have a short attention span and like to do lots of different things, but I’ve never become exclusive to one hobby – knitting is the closest I’ve ever come, but with all the different patterns, its something new all the time.

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 different kinds of music, but have a special interest in classic jazz from the 40s to 60s. I love trance, especially those that incorporate music from other cultures. I am a fan of the oh-so-descriptive “alternative” scene. My computer plays MP3s.

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 blues and greens. I’m not a big fan of day-glow colors.

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

I am married with a mini Dachshund, Jenny, for a child – I mean doggie.

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

To be an artist, full-time.

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

I love anything that is soft, especially cotton and wool.

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

Scratchy wool and ribbon looking nylons.

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

Everything! I have a list of at least 10 future projects to knit.

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

Things for other people and things where you can see your progress quickly.

17. What are you knitting right now?

Knitty’s Kyoto, Glampyre’s One Skein Wonder, Interweave Knit’s Baby Kimono and a recycled t-shirt rug.

18. What do you think about ponchos?

I like certain styles of ponchos (like Cape Mod from SnB, but not the long triangley ones).

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

I like them both – but tend to use my Denise interchangeable needles a lot so my stitches can breathe – scrunched stitches are a pet peeve of mine.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

Depends on what I’m knitting. So far, I have found each kind useful for different yarns and projects. I have a selection of each, but I love Lantern Moon needles.

21. Are you a sock knitter?

Haven’t tried to knit socks yet, but I’m sure I will some day.

22. How did you learn to knit?

Two of my friends and I learned to knit from a book.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?

That would be my Kyoto, which I started at the beginning of June.

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

I love Butters from South Park and Stuart Little. I love monkeys and apes. My new favorite bird is the Kookaburra.

25. What is your favorite holiday?


26. Is there anything that you collect?

I have been a prolific collector since I was a kid. However, I have tamed my collecting urges in order to save my marriage ;-)

So, right now I have two collections at the office: 1) unique and international paper clips – don’t ask; and 2) misfit toys – because every toy deserves a good home even if they aren’t perfect.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

Interweave Knits and Creative Knitting

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

I have a couple that look interesting in my wish list, but I wouldn’t know which one to pick first since I haven’t seen any of them in person yet.

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

Not really, except for the books listed in my wish list.

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

I usually wear a size 8 shoe, but don't know what my foot measurements are. I like thinner socks that aren't itchy. To be honest, I've never worn a pair of hand knitted socks before.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank for the info! Your secret pal :)