Monday, January 31, 2005

secretpal 4 survey (a.k.a. getting to know me)...

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- and/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
Hmm, I don't think I am...At lot of the projects that I have made over the last year or so have been with better quality yarns but not uber-expensive. I prefer natural fibers, but I still like to pick blends as well.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I don't spin. I do crochet.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
I don't have any allergies....that I know of.

4. How long have you been knitting?
I have been knitting on and off since 3rd a little more than 15 years. I have been knitting daily for the last 2 years.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I keep an Amazon list but hardly ever update it...take a look

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
None really...

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
My BF and I like to joke that my sweet tooth fell out a long time ago. I don't eat too many sweets. I'm usually the one who buys the salty snacks. But, I also enjoy Pocky and caramel corn when I can get it.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
As I mentioned, I crochet...I also like to sew. I used to do a lot of beading, both jewelry-making and weaving. I think I may have ditched my beading loom and bead stash in one of my moves.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
These days mainly indie-rock...Think Dischord, TeenBeat, Thrill Jockey. I've been enjoying stuff like the killers and franz ferdinand. I've also been known to listen to electronic/dance music a la bjork, tricky, massive attack, and portishead. I can play mp3s on my computer and my cd player will read discs recorded with mp3 tracks. I don't have an ipod/mp3 player.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer?
I tend to wear a lot of black and grey...along with reds and blues. I'm trying to work more color into my wardrobe and have come to like greens lately. I really hate orange and pink!

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I'm in a long-term, committed relationship. I have lived with my BF since spring of '03. (We're going to be celebrating our 6th anniversary in a few weeks, weird.) Right now, there are no pets but we're probably going to get a cat soon.

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
I still dream of winning the lottery and starting my own business...Of course, I haven't figured out what kind of business I would want to run. I just love the idea of having really flexible work hours.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I really like Rowan's's a great multi-season blend. And, Rowan makes some really great colors. I usually don't like bulky yarns. For some reason, I feel really clumsy when I knit with size 9+ needles.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I absolutely cannot stand novelty yarns. I've seen some good looking pieces that use eyelash for a trim, but I'm really turned off by really fuzzy scarves and such.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Lace patterns, definitely! I think I'm going to try making this pattern for the spring.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Hmm...I don't know if I have a favorite item.

17. What are you knitting right now?
Clapotis - Knitty; Peggy - Rowan; just finishing a sweater for my BF.

18. What do you think about ponchos?
There are some really great looking ponchos out there, and there are some real losers. I made one late last summer...I'm hoping that I can wear it again this spring, but I know that fashion is really fickle.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
I prefer circs...I find that they are a lot less offensive when knitting on the bus.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
All of the above...I usually use metal/aluminum needles. But, I have a set of Denise needles. And, I find I knit small gauge yarns better with bamboo.

21. Are you a sock knitter?
No, but I want to be...It's on my knit year resolution list!

22. How did you learn to knit?
In 3rd grade, I had to give a presentation demonstrating something to my class. So, I taught myself to knit from a book I borrowed from the school library. At the time, my classmates we highly unimpressed...if they could see me now :P

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
Hmm...right now, I think it's a Rowan sweater that I started last winter. I tried to substitute the yarn with Lion Brand's Al*pa*ka. Even though the gauge was right on, the fabric just didn't have much body. I knit the back, sleeves, and started one of the fronts before straying to another project.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I've always been partial to Felix the Cat and The Peanuts. I was never really into cute-sy stuff, but my favorite Sanrio character was Keroppi, the frog.

25. What is your favorite holiday?
Chinese New Year...Growing up it always seemed special 'cos none of the other kids celebrated it. Also, there are some really cool traditions and symbolism...oh, and did I mention the awesome food!

26. Is there anything that you collect?
No, I'm not much of a "collector"...I used to grab those free postcards from bars/cafes, but I stopped doing that once I realized how much space they were taking up.

1 comment:

Maya said...

You have excellent taste in animated characters, my friend. I was partial to My Melody, back when she existed.