Secret Pal 9 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I prefer wool. I do not like acrylic.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

The sets that came in a case (the zippered sort) are stored in their cases. Most of the others are stored in a flower vase.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I taught myself to knit about 15 years ago. I consider myself between intermediate and advanced. There are so many techniques out there, I may never consider myself advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

Yes, but I don't really have knitting related items on them. I may change that.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)

I like spicey scents like vanilla, hazelnut, etc. Things that make your house smell like you are cooking something delicious.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

I love dark chocolate, but probably my favorite candy is the Cadbury Dairy Milk.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

Besides knitting, I sew, crochet, and embroider. I will be taking up spinning when I get a spindle in a current swap I am in. Mainly, though, I knit.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I like U2, Irish and Scottish folk music, and Bob Marley. My pc plays mp3's and my stereo sometimes does. If it is in the mood.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

My favorite color is red. I don't think there are any colors I can't stand.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

I am married with 2 little girls, 2 dogs, 2 cats (1 indoor, 1 outdoor), and a love bird.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?


12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

Right now, probably socks. But I like doing sweaters, too.

13. What are you knitting right now?

Sweaters, socks, and a window covering.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?


15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I prefer circular needles. I haven't used bamboo needles and despise plastic needles. Mostly I have used aluminum needles.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

Sadly, no and no. But I would like to.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

A couple months. I don't really have UFO's laying around. I either finish the project or rip it and use the yarn for something else. I do not want to be one of those little old ladies with a house full of unfinished projects and supplies that were never used.

18. What is your favorite holiday?


19. Is there anything that you collect?


20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

Let's see.... Books: Anything by EZ
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden or Blossom
Patterns: Rowan's Crinkle from Rowan 39
I subscribe to IK (Interweave Knits)

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

Of course, I just don't know what they are yet!

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

Yes, I am. My foot is 9.5 inches (24cm) long and 9 inches (23cm) around the instep.

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)

July 1

Phew! I think I have typers cramp now. Better go knit my way through it....


Lone Knitter said…
Yay! Secret Pal is fun. You're going to have so much fun getting little surprises in the mail. I didn't sign up for this round, but am doing a small sock yarn swap.

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