Friday, June 16, 2006

Another One

Aren’t I just the little joiner lately. This is a neat swap that Tisha hooked me up with. A Knit Sock Kit Swap (say that five times fast) you make a sock bag & fill it with all the kinds of things you’d use to make a pair of socks. I’m going to have to re-introduce myself to my sewing machine (I may have to resort to bribery to get it to work) We’re getting our match ups this weekend so here’s my questionnaire. Feel free to not read this post unless you’re my partner.

What are your favorite colors? I really dislike this question cuz I love such a variety colors! Other than neon bright fluorescent colors, there isn’t much that I don’t like. I do tend to lean towards vivid colors over pastels but I like pastels too.

Are you a new sock knitter? Not really. How long have you been knitting socks? I made my first pair last fall.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? Both

What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn? I prefer machine washable – but I’m totally flexible.

Where do you usually knit socks? Um – everywhere

How do you usually carry/store small projects? In small project bags shoved into the bottom of my knitting bag or purse – I’m a bag ho - can’t have too many!!

What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? I haven’t made the same pattern twice…yet.

What is your favorite sock knitting technique? I don’t think I have one yet – I like variety.

What new techniques would you like to try? I just heard about this Japanese short row heel that is supposed to be fab – I must find directions on how to do it.

Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting? Mostly I prefer DPN’s but I will use circs.

What are some of your favorite yarns? I’m keeping this to sock yarns cuz I haven’t even begun to experience enough of other yarns to pick a favorite. Lorna’s Laces, Cherry Tree Hill, Kona, I have some Socks that Rock but I haven’t used it yet so I don’t know if I love it, it is pretty though. I also have some Spirit Trail yarn that I think I’m going to love but I haven’t worked with it either so I can’t say for sure – the colors are awesome. In my experience so far I really like hand painted yarns – even if the yarn isn’t great it’s highly entertaining to see how the colors work up.

What yarn do you totally covet? I dunno there’s so much out there.

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? Not that applies to socks. I’d really love to do one of Alice Starmore’s Celtic aran sweaters someday.

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I like bamboo and aluminum mostly. I’m really digging my first pair of Brittnay Birch – I’ll have to get more of these. Mostly I use circs & DPN’s I do own straights but don’t use them very often.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? I have no idea. (I always suck at these kinds of questions).

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? I’m pretty easy on this one – as long as it’s not coffee flavored.

What’s your favorite animal? Why is this important? Wolf

Do you have pets? No pets.

If you were a color what color would you be? Red (I have no clue why but it’s the first color that came to mind so there ya go.)

Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else’s). I have a few and it’s scary how alike they are. Thread bare t-shirt’s about a zillion years old and 5 sizes to big. Comfy clothes.

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? I can’t even begin to answer this question – there is so much beauty in the world and I try to take a little something from all of it.

Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. "Life can be as bitter as dragon’s tears. But whether dragon tears are bitter or sweet depends upon how a man perceives the taste."

Do you have a wishlist? I wish I could be rich, and find an interesting man, and be happy with my body, and have a job that LOVE. You probably didn’t mean that though did you.

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today? I am very excited to have an opportunity to step outside my box & try something someone else’s way.

We should have a bag sewing party - I'll send Number Guy and Neatnik out to the park and we'll take over the house.
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