Friday, May 26, 2006

SP Exchange Questions

1. My favorite yarn to knit with is: I have to say Cascade 220 because of it's versatility. It makes great winter sweaters and it's good to use for felting. Also, the colors are terrific.

2. I really do not enjoy knitting with: Red Heart stuff... yeah, I'm a semi- yarn snob.

3. If I had a choice, I would banish this yarn from my LYS: My LYS has a great variety. I'm not a fan of the 100% acrylic yarn (although by acrylic standards, it's better than most) so I guess that would have to be it. Eyelash yarn too... never got into that either.

4. If I could knit only one more project for the rest of my life, it would be: Something very special for Colin James. Maybe an aran afgan to remember me by.

5. My favorite flower is: I love tulips... and pink roses are second.

6. My current color obsession is: My favorite colors are blues but oranges are catching my eyes these days.

7. My other interests are: Occasional soapmaking and some gardening. If I didn't work, I'd read more. But I use my free time to knit.

8. Something I wish I knew more about is: dying yarn

9. A knitting technique I want to learn is: LACE.... please LORD let me get it!!!!

10. My favorite needles to knit with are: Clover Bamboo

11. Do you knit socks? Yep... love it

12. Please provide your foot measurements*: big.
length (longest toe to heel): 9 1/2 inches
instep circumference: 6 inches
ankle circumference: 6 1/2 inches

13. What was your favorite childhood movie? Born Free

14. What is one thing in your knitting bag that you can't live without? Measuring tape.... I use it constantly.

15. What is lacking in your notions bag that you really, really want? (Cable needle, Kacha Kacha, Chibi, etc.) Holy heck... I don't even know what a kacha kacha or a chibi is. Really. Do I need them? I would say I'm definitely lacking those.. whatever they are.

16. What is currently on the needles at your house? An entrelac stole. I can't believe it but that's the only thing right now.

17. If you could do nothing but knit all day, every day, for the next month (and get paid for it!), what would you knit? socks... for sure

18. Least favorite color(s): purple

19. Favorite genre of music? Or any way you want to answer that question...basically it's the what kind of music do you like question. I like James Taylor, Billy Joel, New Age Celtic stuff, basically easy listening stuff and some lite rock.

20. Favorite candy or sweet: Oh brother... everything. I'm a candy freak. Peanut M&M's, Lifesaver Gummi Savers, Jelly Bellys, gummi bears, chocolate anything.

21. What is the most challenging thing you have ever knit? An aran afgan for my mother. It was challenging because I kept getting too bored to continue. It took me 10 years. Yes, 10 years. And when I finally gave it to her, it was the perfect time. She wouldn't have appreciated it as much 10 years earlier.

22. How long have you been knitting? for about 42 years... off and on (God that makes me sound old but I started when I was a baby :-)