Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sock-ret Pal Questionnaire

Let the games begin!!! Here are my answers to the questionnaire:

Basics:
How long have you been knitting? Most of my life, but I did take a 20 year hiatus in there. I was sewing and doing some crochet during that time. I have been knitting socks for 2 years.
Do you consider yourself a beginning, intermediate or expert sock knitter? I think I would register just a little past intermediate on the knit-o-meter.

Measurements:
I wear a size 8W (US) shoe. I knit socks for myself with a leg 6-6-1/2", a 2-1/2" heel flap and a 9" foot.

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? pretty much all. jewel tones, pastels, primary, neon. I'm pretty easy to please.
Do you prefer solids or variegated? I like both, but I lean toward variegated.
What fibers do you most love to kint with? Natural fibers... wool Lorna's Laces, Trekking, Meilenweit, Opal, Cherry Tree Hill, etc..
Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? My LYS first Yarns & Fabrications. I have shopped at Knit Picks, theknitter.com and elann.com
What projects (other than socks) do you like to knit? I have a sweater started for my son. I've knitted numerous scarves, some hats, dishcloths and some felted bags.

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? I have become a yarn snob, so, I don't like yucky scratchy acrylics.
To wear? Yucky, scratchy acrylic (especially for socks)
What colors would you never wear? dirty mustard yellow and pukey green.

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Metal is my first choice (love my Addi's), but I do love my Denise needles too.
Bamboo or Wood? Bamboo (Crystal Palace is my favorite), my sister gave me a set of Colonial Rosewood DPN's and I like those too.
Circs or Straights? Circs all the way
DPN's or Magic Loop? DPN's definitely (I've never tried Magic Loop)
Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? Chibi Jumbo Curved needles w/ case, more Crystal Palace size 1's (a girl can never have too many needles), a set of size 6's too, Magnetic Chart keeper.

The Extras:
Do you have a wish list? Yes. Amazon.com
Do you like sweet, sour or salty? Most definitely sweet!! (confession: I am a Chocoholic)
Do you have any allergies? Yes, mostly food related(pecans, walnuts, brazil, hazelnuts). But I am allergic to tobacco smoke and cats.
Favorite scents? no favorite. Scents you can't stand? Musk
Do you collect anything? I used to collect bells, but they just collect dust so I don't anymore.
When is your birthday? November 16
Do you spin? No
Do you dye? just once with my sister Monica
Favorite author? no favorite I listen to a mix of books on cd's these days
Favorite band? I like Christian music
Favorite vacation spot? Mackinac Island. I've only been once but it was beautiful.
I hope I've covered everything, if not please ask me, I'll be happy to answer!!
This is going to be so much fun!!!

6 comments:

Askinstoo said...
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Rebecca said...

I think its going to be fun, too!

Kathy said...

Im adding a question. Favorite pattern you ever knit from.....

My own answer: Cabin Fever Knits anything. The explain everything!
I need that!

Karen said...

I love Nancy Bush patterns but it seems I always have to make changes to them for fit. I really enjoyed knitting the Fisherman 2 socks and the socks Monica designed.
I've never used Cabin Fever Knits patterns.

monica said...

you can make me another pair too while you are at it, I think you have made more than enough for yourself this year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen its your sockret pal
can you answer this question for me on your blog or via email:

Your 9" foot measurement- is that including the toe or not?

thanks

your Sockret Pal