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Sunday, January 08, 2006

SP7 Questionnaire

I'll post a link to this on the side bar too!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand?
Er...yeah definitely to both questions.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
Nope, neither.

3. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a great needle case made of some gorgeous Japanese tapestry.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I've been knitting since June of 2004, and I'm intermediate or advanced at most things. I'm willing to learn anything, and try to teach myself new tricks all the time.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes, under Melanie Childers.

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I like Tuberose, Orange and Quince at Bath & Body Works, otherwise anything that smells fresh and clean. Lavender is probably my all-time favorite.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I do, but I'm not telling because I can't eat any of it for a while!

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I dabble in lots of things off and on, but nothing seriously.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Music interests are varied, but the most commonly listened to bands are listed in my profile. My comp can do anything, and I have an MP3 player for the gym.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Blue, purple, and pink are my favorites, any shades. But I like just about anything except orange, and yellow makes me look like hell.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Married, no kids. 4 cats and a dog.

12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Scarves yes, but it's not cold enough here for any of the others.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
Hmm...that's hard. Just about anything that's soft. I'm really liking Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino right now. Lorna's Laces is very nice too, but it's wool, so maybe not so much.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Mohair and wool are starting to irritate my alleriges, so I'm probably going to be gifting away most of mine or at least knitting with something different for a while. I really don't like Noro Kureyon because it's way too scratchy. I don't see what the fuss is about over that stuff.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Picovoli is occupying most of my brain at the moment. But my heart is on 1930. Can you see it in black? Yum.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Just about anything that is something that I would want to wear or gift, and will challenge me enough so that I learn something new.

17. What are you knitting right now?
A cell phone case for my new Razr and its wireless headset (god, I'm spoiled, lol), and casting on for Picovoli once my new Addi Turbos come in (insert dance of joy here). Oh, and Backyard Leaves are still in progress. Each pattern repeat takes about an hour, so it's slow going.

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Oh absolutely! Especially socks, since I can't seem to get the hang of knitting them myself. I love cabled patterns and sock yarns that don't pill. Hmm...actually I've never gotten a hand-knit item, so that would be pretty cool!

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
Either, though probably circular more than straight since I'm a little averse to purling sometimes.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Bamboo, and my Denise set. Oh, and the Addis! So, um...anything really, hehe.

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

22. How did you learn to knit?
Me, Stitch n Bitch, and a whole lot of patience (which is a miracle in itself).

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
Couple of months maybe. I can usually tell if I'm going to finish something or not and I'll continue or just rip it out and find another use for the yarn. And I gave my Trellis (UFO) to Denise actually, and she might finish it for me since I am having little patience with cables right now.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
Pinky and the Brain, or Southpark. Ok, both.

25. What is your favorite holiday?

26. Is there anything that you collect?
Other than yarn?!? No, I don't think so.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
None. Though I'd love a subscription to IK.

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
The Knitting Vintage Socks book.

29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Oh, lots! I'd like to get socks down so that they fit. I'm interested in Fair Isle, but I'm not sure I have the patience right now.

30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Um, no. US women's 7.

31. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)