Friday, March 09, 2007

SP10 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favourite yarn/s to knit with? What fibres do you absolutely *not* like?
I don’t really have a favourite yarn, I always like to try the new fibres. I don’t like harsh acrylic yarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Knitting needles are stored in glass jars and crochet hooks in a pencil case.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have been knitting forever …….. my mother gave me a pair of needles and wool and said to knit my own jumper for the winter …….. and I am still knitting. I consider myself to be an intermediate knitter.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
No I don’t have an online wish list.

5. What's your favourite scent?
I suppose that depends on my mood. I just love the perfume from a vase of freshly picked roses, but I also like the smell of lavender, cloves and herbs.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favourite candy?
Who doesn’t ???????? In Australia we call candy sweets or lollies. Yes I do have a sweet tooth, that’s why I am not a size 10 !!!! Everything is my favourite !!!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
Over the years I have tried all types of crafts, both traditional and modern. Hower, my main craft is spinning. I love it ! I am always relaxed when I spin. I spin all fibres – wool, silk, mohair, alpaca and anything else I can lay my hands on.

Recently, I have just started making my own jewellery – have only had 3 classes.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Yes, my computer can play CDs and DVDs. I don’t really listen to a lot of music, but when I do, I enjoy jazz, and music from the 40s to the 80s …….. and if you are counting the years, I am NOT over 60 !!!

9. What's your favourite colour(s)? Any colours you just can't stand?
My favourite colours are purple, blue and turquoise. Brilliant orange and yellow are 2 colours I don’t like.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have been married to Ern for 21 extremely enjoyable years. We have no children but Ern has a daughter Kate (now in her 40s) from his first very happy marriage.
We have a lovely natured Border Collie/Kelpie Cross dog called Chloe. Border Collies and Kelpies are both working dogs (sheep and cattle) and she certainly is a very active dog. She is only 2 and half, but has trained us well !!!

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I am not a poncho person, but I do wear scarves, hats and gloves in the winter. I really do feel the cold (even though it doesn’t snow here) …..

12. What is/are your favourite item/s to knit?
I travel on public transport quite a lot, so I usually knit easy things …… scarves and beanies.

13. What are you presently knitting?
At the moment, I am knitting some scarves and beanies for the homeless.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
WHO DOESN’T !!! Yes I do like to receive handmade gifts. When we make something, we usually make it to the best of our ability. When receiving a handmade gift, even if it is not well made, I always think that person has put their time and effort into it and done their best.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I don’t have a preference, except for using a circular needle when knitting with A LOT of stitches.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Yes, I am fortunate to own both a yarn winder and a swift which I use mainly for my spinning.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
All I can say is ummmmmmmmmmmm ………

18. What is your favourite holiday?

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Sheep and different fibres to spin.

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 don’t have any knitting magazine subscriptions. Presently I don’t have any books, needles or yarn that I am dying to get.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
At present, there is nothing I would like to learn …… maybe I am just being lazy !!

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I am not a sock knitter ……. I have knitted 1 sock (half a pair) which I framed !!!! I love handknitted sox, but then who doesn’t. The length of my foot is a very “dainty” 10 inches !!!

23. When is your birthday? - September


Moorecat said...

"I have been knitting forever …….. my mother gave me a pair of needles and wool and said to knit my own jumper for the winter …….. and I am still knitting."

You'll be tripping over those sleeves if you don't cast off soon!

Spinayarn99 said...

ho ho ho - I must be competing against the longest scarf !!!