SP6 is beginning!
I've done secret pals on another message board before and had such a good time I needed to be part of this one. I love shopping for my SP, sending gifts and silly things they wouldn't normally buy themselves because everyone needs a treat or a laugh (I once sent a full set of Mr. Bean Pez dispensers when my pal was having a bit of a health crisis). So here's the questionaire:1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
I tend to buy the expensive stuff so I guess I am a bit. Natural fibers and such for most projects but I do use Walmart type yarns from time to time when they're appropriate. I'm not a big fan of novelty yarns though.2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I crochet a bit.3. Do you have any allergies?
Latex, can't go near it without a nasty rash4. How long have you been knitting?
I learned when I was eight but only really started knitting obsessively about a year ago.5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I do, on http://www.chapters.ca6. What's your favorite scent?
Lush's "Karma", a spicy sort of smell.7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Yes, and a cheesecake tooth, and a chocolate tooth....8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
Not really a craft but I do a lot of baking (eating) and cake decorating (eating) when I have the time.9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s?
Anything but Opera or Country, we have a really wide variation of cd's. I'm really getting more into Jazz these days. I looooove mp3's. Sarah McLachlan and Dave Matthews are my favorites.10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Not a big fan of yellow. I like fall colours, I look fantastic in green.11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I'm married with a new baby boy, no pets.12. What are your life dreams?
To finish my degree and go to law school.13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
Debbi Bliss Cashmerino Aran or Merino Aran seem to pop up in a lot of my projects. Manos is booootyful. I prefer wool to anything else.14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
A friend spins her dog's hair, which is just creepy in my opinion.15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Baby things, Christmas gifts for my family, One Skein Wonders.16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Baby blankets and sweaters, they work up so fast.17. What are you knitting right now?
Lace scarves and felty bags.18. What do you think about ponchos?
Not very fashionable but incredibly functional for breastfeeding in public.19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
Depends on the project but more circulars than not these days so I don't end up dropping one while I'm feeding my son. Short straights are good too but I only have a few pairs.20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Usually aluminum, but I'm interested in (but have never tried) bamboo.21. Are you a sock knitter?
Not so far but I'm going to try.... They'll be my next personal challenge along with Fair Isle.22. How did you learn to knit?
My aunt taught me to c/o, k, p and b/o when I was eight or nine. Other than that I taught myself from books and the internet.23. How old is your oldest UFO?
About seven months. Luckily it's a winter blanket for my son and we're having a heat wave so I know it's no rush.24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I love Stewie from Family Guy, no favorite animals really.25. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas, I love buying/making gifts for all my special people.26. Is there anything that you collect?
Chinese clay teapots, my husband adds to my collection every Christmas and birthday. Bags and purses (much to my husband's dismay).27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Interweave Knits, I buy just about every Vogue Knitting off the newstand though.28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
See question #5.29. Any patterns you have been coveting, but haven't bought for one reason or another??
I like the hat patterns at http://www.knitwhits.com/catalog.html30. What are your foot measurements, and what kind of socks do you like?
I wear a size 8 (39cm) shoe. I love ankle socks.