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Secret Pal Questionaire!

Posted by Allison on August 8, 2007

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I love natural fibers of any kind. I like trying new things but ultimately I love my sock yarn….

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

I mostly use my KnitPick Options now, they have a nice case that I take everywhere…including on the plane, which freaks out the people checking baggage but is PERFECTLY LEGAL…..

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I would say I’m an intermediate knitter…my mother taught me as a child but I stopped at about 13 and picked it up after having children….it keeps me sane.

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

Yes I have one at chapters.ca

5. What’s your favorite scent?

Anything vanilla like…I like citrus too mostly grapefruit.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Um, yes….but I’m in therapy for it…seriously, my butt is getting beyond huge…please don’t send me candy….I’ll just eat it.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I sew. I would like to get into spinning, we drove by an alpaca ranch yesterday and I considered stopping ….and when I say considered do you remember the scene at the end of Bridges of Madison County when Meryl Streep has her hand on the door handle….that was me at 100 kilometers an hours…..but I digress…..I think it’s best if I don’t start.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I LOVE Joss Stone, Melissa Ethridge, Dave Matthews Band….I can’t think of any others right at the moment….except my secret boyfriend Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo 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?

I love chocolate brown..my whole house is chocolate brown with different accent colours. Chocolate brown and blue in the livingroom, chocolate brown and orange in the family room, chocolate brown and lilac in the masterbedroom….you get the idea. I usually stay away from pastels.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

I have a family. In it is my long suffering husband Scott, two bio boys Emmett 15 and Elijah 4, and a foster daughter (8) who I refer to as “N” to protect her privacy. We also have a new baby, Frankie the rescue dog.

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

yes

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

socks

13. What are you knitting right now?

a hat, i’m having a bit of an issue deciding what to knit next so I cast on a hat so I don’t find myself at the LYS madly buying what ever they throw at me.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

YES

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I love my knitpicks, I’m hoping to round out the set with all the sock needles that they have in the smaller sizes…..and the bigger ones that don’t come with the set….

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

Yes, because I was a very good girl and Santa bought them for me….

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

old…..don’t judge me

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Mother’s day

19. Is there anything that you collect?

dust bunnies

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 at the book store and buy then all then come home feeling a little dirty…..I desperate to find patterns for my foster daughter. Especially sock patterns, I seem to find baby, toddler or adult, it’s very frustrating. I would love to make her all types of knee high socks and stuff but no luck….

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?

Not really, right now I’m very satisfied knitting socks….oh wait, I wanna make gloves but the idea of the fingers is scaring me off…

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

yes. I wear a size 10 or UK 41….my foot measures 9 inches around and almost 10 inches long….

23. When is your birthday?

April 30…..next april 30th i’ll be 40 minus 365 days…….

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what’s your ID?

nope

2 Responses to “Secret Pal Questionaire!”

  1. erin said

    I need to hook me up with a knitting secret pal. Are you on some kind of board for crazy loving knitters? You totally need to set me up Allie.

  2. allison said

    Oh my! I had no idea you didn’t know about secret pal…I’ll post the link on the board. the next one is already closed but there will be another when it’s done….

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