Wednesday, February 07, 2007

SP10 Questions


1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Any soft natural fibers, wool, cotton, bamboo, silk, llama, alpaca, exotic fibers. The only yarns I don't like are scratchy ones, whether they are natural or acrylic.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a fun needle holder that looks like a large tube with a cover, but most of my needles are in jars on my desk, or being used in projects.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I've been knitting and crocheting since 2nd grade. I have been knitting and crocheting off and on ever since. I learned from a neighbor, because I wanted to knit clothes for my Barbie.

Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? intermediate

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

5. What's your favorite scent? musky, spicy, patchouli mixes, citrus.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? of course Favorite candy? tootsie roll pops, any lollipop candy, and dark chocolate.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I love spinning. Knit, crochet, knifty knitter looms, drawing, reading, rubberstamp, journaling, ATC's, altered books, collage, watercolor painting,

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like the "top 40" type music, alternative, blues, jazz, classic rock

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love color, the brighter the better. Pinks, lime greens, jewel tones are nice too. Don't care for pastels.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I live with bf and 14 housecats. All rescues. They are my babies, and I love them dearly. My daughter is grown and lives in Anaheim California.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? all

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? socks, dishcloths

13. What are you knitting right now? socks, dishcloths for St Patrick's Day

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? I love handmade gifts

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I prefer straight, my socks are all on 4 dpns, any kind, bamboo, aluminum or plastic is fine. Of course, rosewood needles are wonderful.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? no, but I would love a yarn winder.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? about 9 months

18. What is your favorite holiday? halloween

19. Is there anything that you collect? teapots, vintage jewelry, drawing pens

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?no subscriptions, I just purchase magazines as I see them. I'm always interested in knitting, crocheting, drawing books. I'd love to have the knitted and felted hedgehog pattern.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I'm always open to new techniques and crafts of any kind, but I'm not interested in sewing at all.

22. Are you a sock knitter? YES~!!! What are your foot measurements? I wear a childrens size 4 shoe and a womens size 5.

23. When is your birthday? September

Monday, February 05, 2007


The weather outside is frightful, and the socks are so delightful.....don't know the rest of the words or I'd go on. The temperature here this morning was -18. The high so far is -6. That's a high????? Tonight's low is suppose to be -23. I can hardly wait!

The car was not the least bit interested in starting this morning, plugged in or not, so I got to have a holiday from work. That means free knitting day! Or in this case crocheting. I love knitting socks, and saw a book about crocheted socks. I was going to buy it and then I thought why not just wing it. How hard can it be to make a tube, leave a space, make another tube, fill in the heel space, and viola! a sock. This is what I came up with. They fit perfectly and I love the color. The yarn was from a hat and scarf set I picked up at a thrift store for $1.99. And it's wool to boot!! What more can you ask? There is lots of it left so I can KNIT a pair of socks from it too.

The second sock is calling my name, so I better get at it.