Sunday, January 30, 2005

SHHH...It's a secret

This is for my secret pal, and just in case anyone else wanted to know...

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- and/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you? I try not to be a yarn snob...some of the acyrlic that I've checked out is too scratchy and the stuff I've used doesn't hold up very nicely. I try to buy decent yarn, but I'm on a budget.
2. Do you spin? Crochet? Nope and nope.
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) CATS! Achoo!!!
4. How long have you been knitting? I learned when I was a kid and picked it up again about 2 1/2 years ago.
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No.
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) Fruity, white floral scents, Not a big fan of vanilla.
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Sho' do!
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Some beading/jewelry making, but Smoochy [my sister] is much better at it. Knitting is my creative outlet at the moment...besides acting.
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)? Depends...I'm not in love with any popular artists at the moment...I guess it's a on a case by case basis. Yes computer has singing capabilities.
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? My fave color is orange. I like jewel tones, neutrals, neons or anything too bright. I'm fairly conservative, but I'm always willing to branch out.
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I live with my pets.
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) To be a working actress and a knitting all-starra. Very accompishable.
13 What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? CASHMERE! Yeah, right. Something soft. I'm always working with different yarns and don't really have a favorite. I'm wanting to knit some alpaca. That's next on the wish list.
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Scratchy yarns and stuff that's too hairy [I can feel the little fibers in my throat and feel like I need to cough a hairball]. I'm willing to try anything at least once.
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? Rowan patterns. I love the designs. Yarn, but who isn't obsessed with yarn?
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I like to have different projects so I don't get bored of anything. If I have a big project, I might have a little side project that I can complete fairly quickly so I can feel a sense of completion.
17. What are you knitting right now? Rowan Hearten and a boatneck tank top. I have some baby items that I need to start...grrr...and I'm wanting to make the Clapotis scarf.
18. What do you think about ponchos? I made the Rowan Zephyr and am planning on the Rowan Cruise [a poncho with sleeves!]. I think I have all the ponchos I need. I heard someone say once that shawls are 'magical' and I'd have to agree.
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Most of the straights I have are too long. I like shorter straights for little projects like scarves. I've been using circs and double pointed a lot lately.
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Bamboo or aluminum. I'm not a huge fan of plastic.
21. Are you a sock knitter? I might give it a try, but haven't committed to it yet.
22. How did you learn to knit? My amazing mom.
23. How old is your oldest UFO? I put side a gifty for my cousin around Christmas...I have to frog and restart. Bummer.
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? Don't really have one.
25. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas, Halloween...
26. Is there anything that you collect? nothng really...knitting supplies and yarn?