October 06, 2004


secret pal quiz, without the secret pal part

i'm not involved in any secret pal programs at the moment, but these are some GOOD questions. my family and friends read this blog every now and then, and i think this may help some of them out. so i'll be linking this on the side bar after posting!

knitting query:
1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high-end/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you? i'm not a fan of red heart, but i have nothing against lion brand. in fact, i'd love to try out their micro-spun, koolwool, and cotton blend stuff some time. i LOVE high-end fibers, but i'm realistic. lion brand suits me just fine :)

2. Do you spin? Crochet? i started out as a crochet girl, but... ever since i learned to knit, not so much. i just dont like the feel of it any more. i dont CURRENTLY spin... i'd love to learn though :)

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) just some stupid weeds, nothing knitting-related

4. How long have you been knitting? wow, it feels so recent but it's been over a year now, since i picked up the needles to make my brother a harry potter scarf. oh, and guess what... i havent finished it yet. ::hides::

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? i do, indeed, have an extensive amazon wishlist. oh, and one at urban outfitters. i wonder if urban decay has a wishlist function... wish lists are available on email request, or i may post them here at some point.

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) jasmine, and flowery stuff. sweet pea, fresia, lilac... on me. but in my house? i like wintery smells when it gets cold. i have what i refer to the trilogy, which i always burn at the same time. cinnamon, balsam fir (or any sort of pine) and apple. smells like christmas!

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? i have a salt-tooth! and a sweet tooth. one of the best things ever is a handful of pistachios and some really sweet raspberry iced tea or something. sweet and salty go every so well together.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? i have a ton of "ideas" but nothing active at the moment. i love collages (sp?), and have a STACK of magazines waiting to be cut up. i used to make jewelry out of wire, i used to do a lot of beading, i used to sew a lot, i used to paint, draw, sculpt... you name it. but, alas, knitting wins out for the sheer fact of portability and being able to do it at work.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? i'm a horrible person to ask that question. i tend to like little BITS of everything, but not everything. there are about 3 songs on top40 radio i dig right now. cant stand country but i love johnny cash. dig Long Island Hardcore stuff, but can only take so much at a time. at the moment, all i listen to is Coheed and Cambria, and some local bands. and elvis costello, squeeze, and nick lowe, the holy trio of new wave.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? pink, purple, green. i could live my life in those three colors. but really, anything rich, saturated, jewel-toned. or muted neutrals. but i HATE pastels.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? i live around the corner from my parents and two younger brothers. at the moment, it's just me and my crazy cat, Rowan. and funny thing is, she was named BEFORE i started knitting and descovered the magazine by the same name. but i love her anyway ;)

12. What are your life dreams? for all of my "alternative" leanings, i have very traditional dreams. just in slightly non-traditional ways. i want to be a massage therapist/farmer/midwife/lys owner. no big deal, right? oh, and i'm also going to have sheep, horses, and cows. and a hot husband, and a bunch of little ones.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? i'm so in love with cashmerino and silk garden right now, but that might just be because i love what i'm MAKING with them. i'd love to try out some kidsilk haze, lorna's laces, etc... the more expensive stuff i just cant swing yet. but, basically anything Noro has my heart.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? NOT a fan of cotton, unless it's a decent blend. it feels starch-y to me, and just doesnt agree with my favorite bamboo needles.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? interesting, fitted sweaters. i have an oddly shaped body, and when i realized that i could customize sweaters to fit ME, not some idea of what my body SHOULD be, i was over-freekin joyed. oh, and i'm knitting like a million versions of Clapotis from the latest knitty.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? i love my sweaters, but there's nothing like an Instant Gratifaction Project to boost your spirits.

17. What are you knitting right now? audrey, a multi-directional scarf, and a boob-holder. oh, and like a thousand other things, but those are the only ones getting WORKED on.

18. What do you think about ponchos? i think i could fall in love if it were the RIGHT poncho. i saw someone had poncho-ized the charlotte's web shawl, and that might just be it...

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? addi natura's. i'd sell my soul to have a COMPLETE set. i never seem to have just the right needles for whatever projects i want to start.

20. How did you learn to knit? from some website that had some "learn to knit" step-by-step pics. my grandma taught me years ago, and it started to come back to me after that.

21. How old is your oldest UFO? the above-mentioned harry potter scarf, the first EVER knitted item i cast on for. that would make it just over a year old.

22. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? pooh, invader zim, and the fairly odd parents. and stewie from family guy. animals... i love them all. but i LOOOVE big cats. i want my own tiger.

23. What is your favorite holiday? christmas! we get a HOUSE full of family, and there's truly nothing like knowing you've gotten someone JUST the right gift.

24. Is there anything that you collect? pictures of naturally occurring (or accidentally occurring, in the case of a paper bag once) hearts. movies. make-up. baskets. hans christien anderson and brothers grimm books. cat hair.

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