Wednesday, October 04, 2006

stitchmarkers swap

for the stitchmarkers swap, we had 2 partners. This swap came from Michelle who lives in Wa.


this is what I sent for the "Have you any wool?" swap. This went to Jen in Ma.this is what I received from my "Have you any wool?" swap. This came from Deborah in New Jersey.this is what I received from the Magic yarn ball swap. It was sent by Maylin who lives in France.This is the assorted candy swap I received from Jessica who lives in Ma.this is what I received from the Knitting & Assorted Swap. It came from Jen who lives in Ma.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Secret Pal 9 questions & answers

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love soft wool (must be at least 50% wool) and I like 100% cotton. No mohair or acrylic please.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

3. 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 now for 5 years. A friend taught me. I would say that I am intermediate.

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

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
Lilac, lavendar, rose, coconut, vanilla, strawberry

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
yes...I love m&m's, milk chocolate with almonds

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I sew. I do needle felting. Papercutting. I don't spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like soft rock. Linda Rondstat, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac. Yes my computer plays MP3s.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
My favorite colors are red, maroon, very dark pumpkin orange,rust, dark/light gray.
I don't like yellows, peach, greens,black.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am 34 with 3 daughters ages 8, 10, 18. Married for 12 years to a sweet man. No pets due to allergies.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
yes, yes, yes.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I love to knit things for my kids. I knit them hats, sweaters, legwarmers.

13. What are you knitting right now?
A few gifts to give as part of my swaps thru swat-bot. I also have a new grandson so I'm knitting him a sweater. Lots of knitting projects going on as usual.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Absolutely. Especially simple things as I am a simple natural person.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
anything but plastic is ok

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
yes I do

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
2 years...a pinwheel baby blanket. I stopped knitting it when I had my miscarriage.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
I don't have one in particular but I like Christmas because I am able to give my knitted items as gifts to my family.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
I collect amethyst stones, miniature items that resemble real life, needle felting figures.

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 would love to have some very lovely extremely soft alpaca yarn. Hand dyed wool is wonderful too. I think I get most of the knitting magazine subscriptions.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
fair isle, knitting images into my projects

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
yes I am a sock knitter. I have a woman's small foot measurement. I wear woman's size 5 shoe
or 8.5 inches for sock measurements.

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
June 28th