Tuesday, August 14, 2007

SP 11

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? merino, silk, blends, anything soft, cotlin

I don't care of anything scratchy or acrylic but certain blends I do like
also have been getting into weaving yarns too.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? needle cases specially made for me by Zonda & zknits.blogspot.com last year just gorgeous
I've been thinking I may be needing something like a project tote
with the huge space and lots of pockets in and outside.. I've seen some nice canvas type ones but still exploring options.. I hate making decisions....

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? hard to say I started with my grandmother about 8 y/o long time!

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? yes

5. What's your favorite scent? clean fresh mostly the stronger ones, fruity, not to fond of florals

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? chocolate

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? knit, spin, weave, crochet (not often), scrapbooking, dye, soapmaking

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) yes country, popular stuff, rock & roll some oldies, not into any pop rock rap new stuff

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? reds, blues, certain purples, white, beige, tans, natural colors I don't know to many to list just don't particularly care for yellows.
use solids to handpainted

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? married with 3 kids and a cat

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? not usually has to be extremely cold, but have on occasion mostly mittens prefer gloves, scarfs & hats rarely....never ponchos

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? socks

13. What are you knitting right now? socks, top, blanket, more socks....

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? of course

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? circs, KP or addis, mostly prefer hardwood & KP options

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? yes both but my winder is on the fritz I think....

17. How old is your oldest UFO? year or so or more....

18. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween (candy galore of course)

19. Is there anything that you collect? sock yarn, weaving yarn, penguins, shells, teas, more sock yarn

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I don't' have any subscriptions at the moment, all ran out and I forget to renew them till I see something I want on someone's blog or somewhere. Just ordered some Touftees sock yarn yarn and some others from etsy and the newer ones I haven't seen or used yet either. Keep trying to get my hand on some smoochy but always gone! Also some organic type yarns
I'm very simple and easy to please.....;o)) I'd love to have some of those new Harmony KP needles.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? weaving on the fold I think, not sure what it's called to double my weave width. example make a 64" width weaving on a 32"

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yes most defiantly!
US Show Size 8 usually I knit to 9 or 9 1/4 foot from heel to tip of toes, depends on the yarn, also prefer a more rounded toe not pointy ones, and heel flaps,
on top of foot from where the ankle starts to tip of toes 7" and around ankle about 8 1/2"-9". Feel free to ask if you need more info

23. When is your birthday? Sept. 12th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? not right now on wait list for invitation

Have any questions or confused? feel free to ask me any questions at all....

Friday, September 15, 2006

Sock-ret Pal Swap

The basics:

How long have you been knitting? since I was about 8 years old or eariler can't remember.....about 30 years
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? people ask me all the time if I knit socks in my sleep....lol

The measurements:

While your pal may ask for some additional info to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size, or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent. US size 8 shoe, usually I knit to 9 or 9 1/4 foot from heel to tip of toes, depends on the yarn, also prefer a more rounded toe not pointy ones, and heel flaps,
on top of foot from where the ankle starts to tip of toes 7" and around ankle about 8 1/2"-9". Feel free to ask if you need more info

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? naturals/blues/earth/jewel tones/fall/ really not to fussy very easy to please
Do you prefer solids or variegated? either
What fibers do you most love to knit with? anything soft
Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? STR, Fleece artist (which never tried), Mountain colors, CTH, Opal, Brown Sheep, Rowan, Debbie Bliss, ahhh so many and can't forgot the luxury ones.. ohhhhh! Guess I've become a bit of a yarn snob!
What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? sweaters, afghans, tops, starting to get into some lace knitting

(fiber related) Dislikes:

What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To wear? icthy scratchy types, lopi's, etc
What colors would you never wear? mustards, certain yellows, bright fushia

The Tools:

Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? all but prefer the exotic hard woods, addis & knit pick needles
Circs or Straights? circs
DPNs or Magic Loop? DPNs
Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like?
knit pick options needles, blocking wires

The Extras:

Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link! on the side bar
Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*) sweet & salty
Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc) grass's & tree's amoung others
Favorite scents? Scents you can't stand? real florally type aren't my favorite but love those very strong smelling type
Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? tea tins, teas, penguins, tea pots, nautical type stuff
When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!) Sept 12th
Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? yes & yes
Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better... have been admiring Barbara Walker but don't own any of her books, as well as A Gathering of Lace
feel free to ask me anything you'd like
I'm very easy going and will be happy with whatever you choose I'm sure

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Knitters Tea Swap

prefer black tea, russian caravan, european teas, some green/herbal or anything good really.....not to fussy so don't worry about that. Drink both loose & bags. Have started collecting neat tea tins

hmm treats chocolate is good...;o) not picky

yarn who can be choosy, I'm easy...Love STR but who can be choosey it's all yarn right,

I'd love to try some of the Fleece Artist


don't care for scratchy type wools they do make my skin red and itchy....

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Candy Swap

Web site (if applicable): http://soapfibergal.blogspot.com

Location (please indicate candy-melting or -freezing seasons): winter months nov-mar possibly freeze but thats ok with me, summer months late June-Aug possibly could melt but the way Yankee New England weather anything is possible, one never knows, it’s raining/snowing on half my road or even in front on my house and in the back yard the sun is shining very bright! Anyone in the area can understand the unpredicability around here, usually less harsh winter here along the Cape Cod Canal! ;o)) If wrapped I can refrig too….;o)) past couple years summers have been preety mild

Are you willing to send to an international candy swapper? Yes,love int’l candy!


Milk or dark? Dark (but also enjoy milk too)

Nuts? Sometimes not a lot (medical reasons but I do eat them anyway just not a lot at once) suffer after the fact on occaision shhhh!)

Flavors/fillings you like mixed with your chocolate (e.g., caramel, cinnamon, ginger, coconut): those liquor mon cherries for example but not available in the US ;o(((

Flavors/fillings you detest mixed with your chocolate: not sure (not crazy about white chocolate eat once in a while

Do you have a chocolate staple (i.e., chocolate that you always keep on hand): lindt truffles or something whatever DH brings home or I pick up, but usually doesn’t last long

Favorite mass market chocolate treat: baci sp? , Lindt, Aero and flake chocolate

Least favorite mass market chocolate treat: white

Favorite holiday/seasonal chocolate: buck eyes! Took a liking to ribbon candy recently

Favorite fancy chocolate treat: dipped strawberries

Most overrated fancy chocolate treat/chocolatier: fanny farmer & godiva there good but so overrated I think

Any chocolate you've been yearning to try? Not sure, I’m sure I haven’t tried everything, never tried fondue types


Favorite non-chocolate candy: chocolate covered strawberries,

Do you like sour candy? Hot candy? Hard candies? Chewy candies? Sometimes, not to much, sometimes, on a rare occasion

Flavors or candies you love: chocolate

Flavors or candies you avoid: fire balls, hot & really gummy type of candy

Favorite holiday/seasonal candies (e.g., candy canes, candy corn, Peeps): peeps & flavored ribbon candy


Do you have a favorite candy of all time? Kisses, areo, flake, lindts, are just a few but no reall all time favorites

Do you have a current candy obsession? Not really

Do you have any food/candy allergies? Not yet but not a lot of nuts, to much does do a job on my stomach

Do you have a favorite candy memory you'd like to share (you can just mention some favorite candies from your childhood if you wish)? Penny candy, the red lip stick candy, old fashion sugar free hard candies that were the shape of like the inside of a bottle cap (don’t think there are the same any more and only because my father was a diabetic did I form a liking to them of course I prefer the sugar) flavored tootsies, I know theres more but I can’t think of them all

Anything else you'd like to add?