How long have you been knitting? I started knitting in 2003, after taking a class.
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? I would say that I am an intermediate, although I just finished a very complicated sock for my second sock syndrome swap partner without too many headaches.
I have wide feet. They measure 9.25 inches around and 9.5 inches long (7 1/2W)
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What colors do you love? I really love all colors, although I hate it when swap partners say this, as it doesn’t give a lot of direction. I wouldn’t mind something that was in neutral colors, like brown, beige, cream, gray, black, but on the other hand, I really like color. I guess that I’m easy to please. If you like it, I probably will.
Do you prefer solids or variegated? I have a bunch of variegated yarn, which means that I love it. For doing more complex patterns, I would love to have some semi-solid or solid colored yarn.
What fibers do you most love to knit with? As pretty much everyone says, I like knitting with soft yarn. .
Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? I’m not sure if this question means brands of yarn or places that sell yarn. The two places I am most likely to buy yarn from are Nine Rubies (my LYS) or little knits. I also buy yarn from knitpicks (doesn’t everybody) and elann. As far as specific sock yarn brands go, I’ve enjoyed knitting with Mountain colors Bearfoot yarn, Trekking and Schaeffer Anne. I have a couple of skeins of STR, Lorna’s Laces, Austermann Step, and Art Yarns in my stash that I have really enjoyed feeling, but I haven’t had a chance to knit with yet.
What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? I would say that almost all of my knitting is gift knitting. Even if I intend to keep something for myself, I end up giving it to someone that admires it. The two area that I would like to venture into but haven’t yet are fair isle and lace knitting. I’d love to knit a lace shawl at some point, but haven’t figured out which would be a good starter lace project.
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? Anything that is super squeaky on my needles…mostly because I hate the noise/feeling of the squeak. If I am knitting something that I will need to rip out a bunch, yarn that tangles on itself a bunch can be annoying. I will pretty much knit with anything.
To wear? I can wear any fiber.
What colors would you never wear? As far as socks go, I’ll wear any color. If it is something that is worn near my face, probably no oranges or yellows.
Plastic or Metal? I prefer metal to plastic.
Bamboo or wood? I prefer bamboo over wood (especially really pointy bamboo). The wood needles that I own seem to get dull over time.
Circs or Straights? I knit mostly on circular needles, my socks are done on two circulars.
DPNs or Magic Loop? I don’t particularly like knitting with dpns, and I haven’t tried magic loop, although I would like to.
Are there any knitting accessories you don’t have in your collection but would like? Pins for blocking, any of that wool wash stuff. Can you tell I never block anything?
Do you have a wish list? Nope.
Do you like sweet, sour or salty? All of them. Chocolate is always good.
Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? Does my allergy to grass pollen impact this? Probably not.
Favorite scents? My favorites are typically fruity/baking smells over floral scents.
Scents you can’t stand? Most incense. I once ate some tums that had been stored with my mother-in-laws incense burner. The most horrible taste ever.
Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? I have lots of insect, fish, and cat things. I also collect magnets.
When is your birthday? November 28, 1977
Do you spin? Nope.
Dye your own yarn? Not yet, but I would like to do so at some point.
Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better… My favorite author is David Sedaris. If you know authors along the lines of David Sedaris (humorous, sarcastic people who write about themselves and their crazy families) please, please point me in the direction of that writing. I am completely addicted to This American Life. I love art museums, hot chocolate, extremely stormy/foggy weather. I hate sushi, but I love how it looks. I’d love to go to Europe again, especially the English and French countrysides. I love to bake, especially treats for other people.
Also, I just bought these shoes in the cordovan color and would love to get/make socks that go with them. Something of a chocolate cherry persuasion, perhaps?