Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft?
Knit. I've been knitting for 4-5?? years. I'm going to try and teach myself crochet with the help of a friend.
Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do?
No. It scares me, although I have been given a couple of drop spindles.
Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
Beading, Ceramics, Wire working, Charcoals, Pastels, Painting ... But they've more or less taken a backseat in my life since I'm always working knitting or reading. There's just not enough time.
What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
Fibers: merino, silk, cashmere, MCN, alpaca
Yarns: Malabrigo, Madeline Tosh, Wollmeise, Dream in Color, Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs (creator of GothSocks), Cosmic Fibers, String Theory, Sanguine Gryphon
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
Acrylics and acrylic blends, most cottons (Not all though. I recently was at an LYS and started to realize not all cotton is as miserable to work with.)
I've banned myself from lace weight. I have like 4 or 5 skeins and I've yet to use them. I tried once and it was too thin. If I try again and get into it I'll revisit lace weight.
I also don't like scratchy wools. I'm not a Noro fan (love the colors but it's so scratchy). Also do not like Araucania
Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? Ummm... I'm not sure. I'm sure there are things I've not tried but I don't know them yet. I'm willing to find out and try them though! :)
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? Socks, Shawlettes, and I've been on a scarf kick, but that'll be short lived and result in a lot of UFOs that get ripped out in a month or two
What are you currently working on? Anything you plan to start this autumn? Currently: Finishing WIPs and about to start a Ravenclaw scarf for the new HP movie
Plans: some Christmas gifts (stuffed dogs for 2 girls, hats for my brothers, pillows for my mom), a Snapdragon tam and mitts set for myself in Malabrigo twist
Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
I'm really wanting to learn to crochet. Ronni started to teach me. Hettie has sent me links to youtube tutorials to get me (re)started. I have the SnB Happy Hooker book, but I need to have hands on experience before that will ever help me
Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?
Yes to both!
Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? I just re-organized my "Room of Requirement" ... So all my needles are together: in the basket I have my interchangeables in a case, my sock DPNs in a roll, and a namaste cozy with my few crochet hooks and 2 dpn sets. I also have the tumbler from the Loopy Ewe anniversay kit holding my straights and a namaste circs case for my circs.
Do you collect anything?
Shot Glasses, Starbucks cards (I have a future art-type project planned for them), Books (I guess)
What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
Ummm... I have a pretty diverse taste in music. I like punk. I guess. I really love the nerd-punk-rock genre (Descendants and Weezer). Ummm my favorite bands are the Offspring, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, The Thermals... I also like a lot of more "indie" bands (Florence and the Machine was non-stop playing for a while.) I love that indie-punk-raw sound... Currently I'm obssesed with Metric. (Thank you Scott Pilgrim soundtrack). The ENTIRE Scott Pilgrim soundtrack pretty much rocks. I like that sound. ;)
I own (honestly) like 6 different iPods. I'm an apple junkie.
Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
YES! Chocolates - especially dark chocolates or chocolates from Netherlands and/or Belgium (but only when it's not so hot they melt in my mail), Lemon (cookies, martinis, hard candies, etc), coffee! (that's a sweet right?), gummies
What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
House with Boyfriend and my Pug, the spoiled diva. (He won't drink tap water anymore, and wants ICE CUBES in his bowl). No kids, Rocky would be sooooo jealous.
Are you allergic to anything?
Grasses, some pollens, melons, bananas
Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)?
I do! Links are in the side bar over there ----->
(don't exactly follow that arrow it's up a ways too.)
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