Friday, September 29, 2006

Sockret Pal Starts

I like the idea of this exchange: a secret pal for sock addicts like me!

I emailed this to my Sockret Pal already, but Rachel says to post it here, so here it is!

Sock-ret Pal Questionnaire
The basics:
How long have you been knitting?
I’ve been knitting for almost 3 years.

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?
I’ve knit a dozen or so pair, so I’d say I’m intermediate. Nothing scares me, tho, knitting-wise.

The measurements:
While your pal may ask for some additional info to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size, or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent.
I wear a size 8.5 shoe.

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love?
Dark green, black, purples, blues, sage green, cream, burgundy
Do you prefer solids or variegated?
Depends on the pattern: lace and cables, I usually use solids, but some patterns, like feather and fan, look great with variegated.
What fibers do you most love to knit with?
I like natural fibers, and rarely if ever knit with acrylics. I’m not keen on novelty yarns or solid cotton yarns.
Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors?
Jaggerspun, for their Zephyr laceweight, Ornaghi Filati for their merino oro laceweight, Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Cherry Tree Hill, Nature’s Pallet, Artyarns and Koigu for their sock yarns.
What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? Lace shawls and stoles. I like to felt stuff, too. Bags, clogs and slippers.

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? Novelty yarns, 100% cotton, itchy-scratchy yarn. To wear? Same, really.
What colors would you never wear? Yellow, orange. Not for socks, tho. I’ll wear just about any color socks!

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? Addi or knitpicks circs, magic loop.
Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? One can really never have too many doo-dads.

The Extras:
Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link!
No wish list.
Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*)
Salty, and sweet. Not a big sourpuss (although I do like pickled things!)
Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc)
No allergies, except my horrendous housework allergy.
Favorite scents? Scents you can't stand?
I like non-sweet scents: lavendar, rosemary, clove, sandalwood, musk, tea tree, patchouli, that sort of thing.
Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)?
I collect old tea things.
When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!)
January 25
Do you spin? Dye your own yarn?
I don’t spin, but I just started dyeing. Or I should admit, I’ve just dyed my first skein. Not a pretty sight.
Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better...
I love to read. Barbara Kingsolver, lots of mystery writers, Jane Austen, Jasper FForde, John Steinbeck

I’m a scarey-obsessed Harry Potter fan.

Music: Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Dixie Chicks, Allison Kraus, Tom Petty. I have fairly pedestrian tastes, I guess. I love celtic music.

Fav vacation spot: anyplace with a beach, mountains, Scotland (that’s my latest obsession. I just discovered that my family is from the Shetland Islands and now I’m aching to go back to Scotland).


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