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Secret Pal!! Here’s my Questionnaire!

Posted by Allison on February 4, 2007

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love any natural fibre. I do think sock yarn is the new crack and can’t seem to get enough of it. I also have a little (comparitively) cotton and pure wool for felting purses.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Oh, now you’re getting judgemental are you? Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m HORRIBLE at needle storage! Usually I have tupperware but I’ve been known to have to rip the entire house apart to find a 2mm double point needle.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
My mother taught me to shut me up, when I was about 6. I picked it up again when I was pregnant with my oldest who is now 15….I know I know I don’t look a day over 25. I’m an intermediate knitter I imagine.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Nope, I’m a Chapters girl and I definately always have a wish list on the go there.

5. What’s your favorite scent?
Vanilly-ish

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Again with the judgements, does my ass look that big? I’ve sworn off candy….but I do love me some chocolate truffles, if you eat them standing up, gravity makes all the calories fall to the floor.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I sew….and I refuse to start spinning…those knitters that I call online pushers, just want me to stop feeding my children and paying the mortgage all for the sake of spinning.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
music…hmmm…my husband bought be the new Il Divo for Christmas and my teenager bought be the newest Josh Groban. I LOVE Joss Stone, Melissa Ethridge….I can’t think of any others right at the moment….except my secret boyfriend Jim Cuddy but most people don’t know who the hell I’m talking about.

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?
none that I can’t stand, really I love all colours, but right now I’m redecorating in baby blue and chocolate brown….love LOVE that colour combo.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I’m married with 2 bio sons and a foster daughter. My sweet Jesse dog is old and sick and I would rather not talk about what we have to talk about in the next couple of week regarding her life.

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

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
socks….lord help me, socks

13. What are you knitting right now?
see question 12

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
oh yeah baby.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I’m an equal opportunity knitter when it comes to needles, I LOVE bamboo for socks but I’m desperate for a set of Option needles…

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
no, damn it. I use my husband, two feet and the back of a chair.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
My simple knitted bodice, sometimes I can hear it weeping from the closet….I’ve been working on it for so long I can’t remember.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Mother’s Day.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Not really, nothing seriously.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I have no subscriptions, I prefer to imagine that I’m NOT going to buy anymore magazines so why bother spending the money, then seeing them in Chapters and paying full price.
And as I said before I want a set of the new Option interchangeable needles but can’t bring myself to buy them.

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
yes, everything I haven’t done yet….did you read the Yarn Harlot with the the_mittens_of_rovaniemi I seriously wanted to run away from my family and devote my life to learning this technique. But I assume they have already planned for the contingency and bugged my car, so I’ll just wait for all the kids to grow up and move out. In the mean time I’d love to learn how to knit two socks at the same time on circular needles….I hear it’s cool.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, and my feet are huge size 10 ladies.

23. When is your birthday?
April 30 I’ll be 38….and on Thursday I got I.D buying vodka coolers……not that I’m bragging, I’m sure the guy was either a. drunk or b. trying to pick me up or c. had suffered a recent head injury, but I’ll take it where I can get it, thank you very much!

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