Secret Pal 9 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit crochet with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? ~ Since I have only recently discovered *nice* yarns, I don’t really have a favorite per se.  I am enjoying immensely working with all types of cotton yarn.  I had the privilege of receiving some Plymouth Fantasy Natural yarn and just fell in LOVE with it.  I also like TLC Cotton Plus, Lion Brand Kitchen/Regular Cotton, and Sugar and Cream.  Tahki yarns are another that I had occasion to work with, boy what a pleasure THAT was!  I have recently also discovered “thread” crochet.  I am SO not a yarn snob.  I am though, allergic to wool.  I don’t like the ‘novelty’ type yarns.
 
 2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? ~ I have a very cute and BIG hook holder someone gifted me of a pig!
 
 3. How long have you been knitting crocheting?; how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? ~ Officially, I started crocheting back when I was 9 or 10 – and only did it a short while.  I picked up the hook again back in the winter of 2004 after a friend of mine said she crocheted and I told her I would like to learn again.  She got me started.  I started REALLY taking it serious this year in April when I discovered that I could actually make WEARABLES for my daughter!  I consider myself an intermediate level crocheter. 
 
 4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? ~ I try to keep this wish list up to date.
 
 5. What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) ~ I love ANYTHING spicy – pumpkin pie spice especially.  I love cinnamon, nutmeg, anything that is “fall” related.
 
 6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? ~ Not much into chocolates.  I do like butter-type things like Werthers, or anything with Pecans!!!
 
 7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? ~ I wouldn’t know the first thing about spinning.  When I have occasion I like to sponge paint furniture, how passé.  I have wanted to get back into Macramé. 
 
 8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) ~ I am a 70’s girl, thru and thru!  Anything from that time period will do, from Led Zeppelin to KC and the Sunshine Band to Neil Sedaka and all points in between.
 
 9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand? ~  I love purple, black, charcoal, orange, red, yellow, I guess those are considered “winter” colors?  The brighter and deeper the better for me.  But get this, I decorate in sage and mauve.  LOL – My kitchen is pink and white.
 
 10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? ~ No pets, whole family is allergic to cats.
 
 11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? ~ Ponchos, scarves, and just recently have found myself liking shawls.
 
 12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?  crochet? ~ I love crocheting wearables.  Any type but my favorite is kids things, boys or girls.
 
 13. What are you knitting crocheting right now? ~ Right at the moment I am in the middle of a Secret Pal swap from the Crochetville.  So I cannot say.  But it’s BIG and COMFY and WARM and CUDDLY.
 
 14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? ~ Most ASSUREDLY!!!
 
 15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles/hooks? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? ~ I have ONE TOTC hook – size “G” – would LOVE more.  I also have ONE Clover hook size “H” – again, would LOVE to have more!  I have all the metal/plastic hooks I could EVER need.
 
 16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? ~ Don’t even know what a “swift” is, but no I don’t own a yarn winder.
 
 17. How old is your oldest UFO? ~ LOL!  Oh, now we are getting down and dirty eh?  Last year (Back in March 2005) I started on an afghan for my mother.  She was to visit in May.  When she got here I wasn’t finished so I took it out to work on it with her here.  She told me it had too many holes she wanted an afghan without too many holes!  So it’s just sitting waiting for inspiration to finish.
 
 18. What is your favorite holiday? ~ Don’t celebrate any holiday’s.  Favorite time of year?  The fall, I absolutely love everything associated with the Fall!!!
 
 19. Is there anything that you collect? ~ PIGS!  Been collecting them since I was a preteen!
 
 20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting/crocheting magazine subscriptions do you have? ~ Crochet! – I am just getting into Doily Making and don’t own any doily pattern books. 
 
 21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn? ~ Tunisian
 
 22. Are you a sock knitter/crocheter? What are your foot measurements? ~ I have yet to make socks.  I would like to try, I do have a pattern book for it.  I wear a size 8.5 in US size.
 
 23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) ~ September 16 – but I don’t celebrate it.

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