Tuesday, 6 April 2010

SP15 Questionnaire

What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
Wool or cotton. I’m not a label snob and I don’t mind nice acrylic for things like baby clothes. I do prefer all yarn to be machine washable.

What fibers do you absolutely not like?
Scratchy acrylic, rough wool.

What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a needle roll and a circular holder.

How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
 I have been knitting for aeons and am advanced. I have been crocheting for about 8 years but only use it for things like blankets.

Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I’m working on it.

What’s your favorite scent?
Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry – I’m not crazy about scents though.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I *love* sweets! I am mildly allergic to nuts (fine with ‘may contain nuts’ but not things with actual nuts in). My favourite chocolate bar is an Australian one called Cherry Ripe. Soooooo good. Like a cherry coconut bar. I love all chocolate apart from dark/high cocoa.

What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I sew quite a bit. Clothes and patchwork, so any fabric remnants more than 3 inches square will always be used! I also embroider, lino print, doodle etc.

Do you spin? Dye?
I can spin but don’t anymore. I do dye with acid dyes or koolaid, but not often.

What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like hip hop. I can play mp3’s.

What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?
I like red and dark purple/aubergine. I can’t wear yellow or pastels. Yellow is ok for socks though!

What is your family situation?
I am married, no kids.

Do you have any pets? Are you allergic to any pets?
I don’t have pets but adore cats. DH is allergic though.

Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
All except ponchos. Yuk.

What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? 
I always have a pair of socks on the go. I like to mix it up. So I’ll usually have a few projects on the go – one mindless, one complicated (colourwork or something like that) plus a pair of socks.

What is on your needles right now?
A pair of socks, Steggie for my friend’s little boy, a fairisle cardigan for my mum which will be steeked and a baby cardie for my physio’s first child.

Do you read knitting books? What kind of books i.e. technique, pattern, fiction?
I read loads of books. Mainly murder mysteries! I have a large collection of knitting books and I love the Maggie Sefton series.

Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Definitely. Once I got a pair of handknit socks in a swap and I cherish them. 

Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I am a Denise addict, but I also use addi for the smaller sizes.

Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I own both.

How old is your oldest UFO?
Years and years and years.

What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe?
Easter – because of the chocolate! I observe Christmas but I am not religious.

Is there anything that you collect?
Buttons. I love unusual ones. Old is best but new is pretty good too!

Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
I'm trying to get a wishlist online. I'll add them there soon. 

What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I have gone off all of them but I do generally get Interweave.

Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
I have tried pretty much everything now.

Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Definitely. I am a size 7 in the UK, which is roughly 40 in euro sizes and 9.5 in the US.

When is your birthday?
4 July – seriously. I’ll be 32!

Are you on Ravelry? If so, what’s your ID?
I am littlelixie. I adore ravelry.

Are you on KnitPicks Knitting Community? What’s your username?

Monday, 5 April 2010

Can you tell I'm proud of this?

I made the pattern up, but based it on the a-line skirt pattern from the book "Sew What! Skirts". Brilliant book. 
I especially love the buttons on the side....
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