Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sock-ret Pal Questionnaire

The basics:
How long have you been knitting? Just over a year and a half.
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? I’m an intermediate sock knitter moving up quickly.

The measurements:
While your pal may ask for some additional info to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size, or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent. I wear size 6 to 6 ½ US.

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? I love fall colors and muted tones.
Do you prefer solids or variegated? I like stripe patterns, heathered, marled, or solids.
What fibers do you most love to knit with? I love knitting alpaca, it’s so soft!
Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? I like Claudia Handpaint, Lorna’s Laces and Art yarns for socks. I also like Step (the jojoba yarn) and Misti Alpaca.
What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? I like to knit hats, scarves, wrist warmers and other accessories.

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? I don’t care for scratchy Icelandic wool, or squeaky Acrylic. To wear? The same, plus too much fun fur.
What colors would you never wear? Neon anything, lime green, not many oranges, bright Christmas red.

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? Metal or wood.
Circs or Straights? Straights for scarves and circs for everything else.
DPNs or Magic Loop? Both!
Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? There is this yarn tension thing that goes on your pinky from cro-knit(?) that I saw in the Patternworks catalog and no where else.

The Extras:
Do you have a wish list? Only in my head. Check back in a few days and I’ll try to have it posted. If so, please share the link!
Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*) Everything in moderation, but I tend toward salty.
Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc) I don’t have allergies, but I prefer no smoking.
Favorite scents? Lavender, spiced fruits, citrus. Scents you can't stand? Musk, powdery florals.
Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? I used to collect elephants (not real ones), now I have a small Peter Pan/Tinkerbell collection.
When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!) December 15th
Do you spin? Not yet. Dye your own yarn? Not yet.
Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better...
I don’t have a favorite author, but I really like the Lucia series by E.F. Benson, my favorite band is U2, and my favorite vacation spots are anywhere on the Pacific Ocean coast or France.

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