Monday, July 09, 2007


Yup I joined another swap - The Sock It To Me Swap. I can't resist making socks for other people. Here's my questionnaire - if your not my pal feel free to skip to the bottom for some knitting.

What are your foot measurements? (Please give shoe size, length and circumference.) I wear a US size 10 - my foot is about 10 " heel to toe and 9 ½ " around. I like my socks to have some negative ease.

How long have you been knitting? How would you rate your experience? (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.) I'd call myself an advanced intermediate – I've been knitting for almost three years now.

What is your favorite color? Your least favorite color? I like jewel tones and rich earthy colors. I like all sorts of colors no real absolute favorite. I do not like fluorescents.

Do you have a favorite fiber? What type? I like anything as long as it feels nice – think soft and squishy.

Do you have any allergies to certain fibers? No

Do you have an Amazon, or other type of, wishlist? (If so, provide the link.) I do but it's so out of date it's useless

What techniques, if any, would you like to learn? I'm itching to do a log cabin type of blanket but I don't know that will require a huge learning experience.

Do you have a sweet tooth? What are your favorite snacks? Yea I've got one of those but I'm trying to watch the waistline a bit so please try to refrain from sending me edible goodies – my hips thank you.

What is your family situation? (Children, Husband, Pets...etc.) None of the above.

Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Metal, plastic or wood? Mostly circs - bamboo mostly but I use a lot of metal too.

Besides socks, what are your favorite items to knit? Anything small and quickly finished.

Is there a pattern, (sock or otherwise), that you are dying to try? See #7 just trying to justify the huge yarn cost of a blanket that I don't need.

Do you like to read? What are you reading currently? I read a lot – like 2 or 3 books a week – keeping up with what's on my nightstand is pretty tough – I just finished Ivy Cole & the Moon which was very good.

Do you collect music? (On an iPod or MP3 player.) Yes & no – I have an iPod and have lots of music on it but most of that is from my CD collection. I haven't ventured into iTunes as of yet.

What kind of music do you listen to? I'm very eclectic when it comes to music

Is there anything you collect? Just books & yarn – I don't particularly care for tchotchke's unless they are unbearably cute.

What are your hobbies, aside from knitting? Crafty hobbies? I do some bead/jewelry making, I sort of spin, crochet, I occasionally break out the scrapbooking stuff. Other types of hobbies & I big reader and I also play a lot of sports, basketball, softball, rugby, volleyball, rock climbing. It's a wonder I have time to knit at all.

Are you participating in any other swaps or knit alongs? I'm doing MS3 and Sockapalooza

Do you have a favorite scent? My current obsession is Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber – yum!

When is your birthday? (You don't have to add the year if you don't want to, LOL.) You just missed it – it was last Thursday the 5 th of July

In case you didn't know Tisha and I share a birthday. Usually we swap some sort of handmade gift - a tradition which I love dearly. You also may know that T is expecting a new addition in August and while I made some stuff for her birthday gift I just couldn't resist giving her this little baby gift as well. They're just so cute I knew I wouldn't be able to hold off giving her the itty bitty socks till August.

I used a 40 stitches and a PGR short-row heel and toe (that links to a tutorial.) It was way cool to learn a new short-row method and I liked it way better that wraps & double wraps. The heel is fab but the toe I'm not crazy about so if I do little socks again I'll probably use my regular toes.

LOVE those widdle baby feet! I am just dying to knit for some babies - have you seen the sweaters and booties on Brooklyn Tweed? Must.find.friends.with. babies. (Notice how having more of my own isn't part of the solution..)
Happy Birthday (late) to another July Baby! My birthday is the 4th!

I love your aswers and the baby socks aer to die for.....
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