Monday, January 21, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Swap

1) Do you knit, crochet or both? How long have you been doing it?
I knit. I've been knitting for several years... more than 5, less than 8...
2) What is on your needles/hook right now?
I have a baby blanket, a sock, a sweater, a Christmas stocking that is hibernating, an afghan that is hibernating, and probably more that I can't think of.
3) What is the most frequently used tool in your knitting bag?
Lately it's been my needle sizer. Although I just bought a bag to organize all my needles so hopefully I won't need it as often.
4) What are your 3 favorite yarns (fiber type or brand)? What are your 3 least favorite?
Alpaca, silk and angora are all favorites. I love Yarni sock yarn (from the Yarnery in St. Paul) - basically anything soft and smooshy.
Least favorite is any scratchy acrylic.
5) What is your favorite color?
I love blue. I also wear a lot of greens, browns and blacks.
6) If you had a 5 minute shopping spree in your LYS, how would you plan your attack?
I would start with the laceweight silk, hit the cashmere hard, scoop up some Misti bulky alpaca and spend the rest of the time in the picking out my favorite Claudia Handpainted sock yarn and Jitterbug sock yarn.
7) What is your favorite FO and why? (post a pic if you have it!)

I've finished two sweaters for my girls. Only one has seen significant use (the other was a newborn size and just too tiny). Both girls wore this in portraits. It's a very simple cotton sweater, but it was the first sweater I had knitted and was much more complicated than the hats and scarfs I had previously made.
8) What are your favorite things to knit/crochet?
Baby items. I love them, they're quick, they're sweet - the perfect instant gratification item. I also really enjoy socks and mittens. I really want to try Norwegian folk mittens.
9) Do you collect anything?
Other than yarn and books, I collect Willowtree Angels.
10) What are your five favorite things (not necessarily knitting related)?
watching movies with my husband
reading to my girls or playing games with them
11) Are you on Ravelry? What is your ID?
12) Do you drink tea/coffee/cocoa?
I drink coffee mostly. I love Dunkin Donuts coffee - it's the nectar of the Gods.
13) Favorite Sweets?
Chocolate - perferably dark.
14) Any allergies?
My youngest is allergic to milk. But no, I don't have any allergies.
15) Do you have pets? kids?
I have 2 little girls, 3 1/2 and almost 2 years. I have a cat named Agamemnon. And the hubby.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting! matches are coming along, so you'll be hearing from me soon!

btw, that pic of your girls is too sweet!

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