Secret Pal 9 Questionnaire
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I like yarn with a lot of natural fiber, like cotton and merino. I am not very fond od 100% acrylic or novelty yarn.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I use a badly overcrowded plastic box I picked up at IKEA.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I learned knitting from my grandma about 35+ years ago at the age of 5/6 yrs. I consider my skills somewhere between intermediate and advanced.
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I started a wish list at Amazon.
5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
I like fresh, green, citrus scents: lemon, orange,grapefruit, green tea,...
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
not necessarily. I prefer a bagel with cream cheese and lox over candy ;-)
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I don't spin but maybe I will visit a workshop this fall as a lady from our village is offering it.
I also do some papercrafts like rubberstamping and embossing. Window color, some sewing, canning,...
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 rock music from the 70's 80's and 90's
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I like warm earthy tones: taupe, rust, warm orange. I am not so fond of green.
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am married with one daughter (5) and we have a 6 month old cat
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Socks, clothes for my daughter and her dolls, baby clothing as both my sisters are expecting right now.
13. What are you knitting right now?
socks and baby sweater
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
yes of course
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I prefer circular aluminum needles, for sock knitting I use DPN
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
17. How old is your oldest UFO?
No comment ;-)
18. What is your favorite holiday?
19. Is there anything that you collect?
Cook and crafts books
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Some of them are on my wishlist. I really like some of "Fiber Trends' " patterns like the shoalwater shawl and the felt clogs and I love this pattern. I don't have a magazine subscription.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I can't think of any right now
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I like to knit socks, I wear a size 9.5 shoes
23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
If there is anything else you like to know please feel free to ask ;-)