Monday, January 09, 2006

SP7 Questionnaire

Hi, the following is my SP7 questionnaire. If you are my pal, then you are probably interested in the list. If you are not my pal you might not be interested in it, but read it anyways!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand?
I tend to stay away from Red Heart as I do not like straight worsted acrylic (like the SuperSaver stuff) because I do not like the way it feels. Some acrylics are okay-like the baby stuff. I do like natural fibers, but don't purchase the high end stuff too often for myself.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I can crochet, though I do not do that often. I do not know how to spin, though I would like to eventually learn that skill. My husband thinks the knitting takes up so much of my time already.

3. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a needle case that was my first sewing project. I also keep needles in vases on my desk and in bags throughout my home.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have been knitting for about 6 months. I would say I am an advanced beginner. There is still a lot I would like to learn.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I have a Froogle list

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
Though I do not like fruits, I do like fruity, berry scents like raspberry and strawberry. I also like Sweet Pea from Bath and Body works.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Sweet tooth? Me? Okay, I admit, I love milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I am learning how to sew since I received my sewing machine for Christmas. I do like to crochet when I find an interesting project to work up.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Rock, punk, emo, alternative stuff mostly. I do have a soft spot for some country. And I can play MP3s.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
I love jewel tones and dark colors. I like green and black. I am currently into pink, but who knows how long that will last. I will try almost any color, though. Well, except for yellow, orange and anything too neon bright.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am married to a great guy. We share our home with an american pit bull terrier named Pika.

12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I do not on most occasions since it doesn't really get cold in Texas, especially this year.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I will knit with almost anything and I have not developed a favorite.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Straight, plain worsted acrylic that feels yucky.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Don't have one. I just want to try everything.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I am enjoying knitting the dog sweater I am working on now.

17. What are you knitting right now?
A dog sweater for a friend's dog and a shrug for myself.

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
I haven't really received any except for doilies and I don't use doilies.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
I prefer straight because I find circulars to be a bit awkward for something that can be knit straight. And, since I don't have many circulars anyways, I usually knit on straights.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I haven't ever tried bamboo. I prefer plastic, though I also knit on aluminum.

21. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Nope and nope.

22. How did you learn to knit?
Books and then the internet. My grandma wanted to teach me, but I always thought it was too difficult. When I was finally ready to learn, she told me to get a book. haha! Gotta love her!

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
3 months, the amount of time I have been working on that shrug.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I dont really have a favorite, though I love my pit bull.

25. What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving, because it centers around food!

26. Is there anything that you collect?
Yarn and needles. Not knit related? Nothing really.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Any lace patterns and lace weight yarn. I have a list of books on my Froogle list. I am always interested in just about any yarn.

29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Lace work, short rows, socks and knitting on DPNs.

30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
No, I cannot knit socks though my foot is a 9 US.

31. When is your birthday?

Oh, and per the comments, I do not have any allergies.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the answers, I've got evil plans in store now :)

Erin said...

Thanks for posting this... the pup is beautiful! Erin (Your SP7 hostess)