Saturday, June 24, 2006
Knit Sock Kit Swap
I'm truly excited about the sock swap I joined. However, the bags I've seen on the blog-- http://www.ksks.scoutj.com/ look way more sophisticated than I imagined they would be. That puts the pressure on me. Anyway, these are my answers to the KSKS questionnaire:
What are your favorite colors? I like denim blues and sage/olive greens, I like muted pinks and buttery yellows, I like browns and off-whites.
Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks? I knit my first sock almost a year ago.
Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? I have been buying multicolored yarn for socks lately. What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn? I like superwash wool or cotton blends.
Where do you usually knit socks? Everywhere!
How do you usually carry/store small projects? In drawstring bags.
What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? I just got a book of vintage patterns that I can't wait to try.
What are your favorite sock knitting techniques? I've been doing various lace patterns lately.
What new techniques would you like to try? Just a little bit of fair isle.
Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting? I do magic loop, and I want to try two circulars, but I think my favorite is still dpns.
What are some of your favorite yarns? I like Artyarns, and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. I also like the yarn that has jojoba and aloe vera, can't remember what it's called.
What yarn do you totally covet? Handpaint sock yarn in shades of pink, forgot the shade name but I have to touch it everytime I go to my LYS.
Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? I saw a leaf lace pattern for socks that I want to try.
Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I like Addi Turbos for magic loop and brittany wood for dpns. I prefer short dpns (5").
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? I'm feeling a little bit like JO SHARP Rare Kid Mohair today. One of the multicolored skeins. Kind of fuzzy and mellow.
Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? I like Lemon Heads.
What’s your favorite animal? I like Elephants and Monkeys.
Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages? I have a cat, aged 11, named Harrison.
If you were a color what color would you be? I would be that grey/blue of the Pacific Ocean that is right at the horizon.
Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else’s).. I have an old black U2 T-shirt with the cover of the Desire single on it (the picture of Larry drumming). It is so worn and comfortable now.
What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? I simply L. O. V. E. the ocean.
Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. This is kind of lame, but I can't think of anything else at the moment. I like the verse in the Bible from Genesis that says Jacob worked seven years for Rachel but it was nothing to him because of the love he had for her.
Do you have a wishlist? A list?, no, I have a book!
Anything else you’d like to share with the group today? I am so excited about making the bag, should I knit it?, sew it?, crochet it? Hmm.