By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

SP11 Questionaire

I'm taking the plunge again and joining Secret Pal 11. I skipped Secret Pal 10, but after enjoying SP9 so much I really missed it. For those of you who aren't in SP11, feel free to read ahead or skip this post.

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

Love alpaca and of course silk! Wool is always good too. Don't like acrylic.

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

I use a fantastic case from Lantern moon that was given to me by my pal in SP9. It doesn't work well for travelling though because I house all my needles in it instead of using it for traveling. I could use an on the road needle case of some sort.

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 since I was 5 years old and that has been 26 years (do the math for my age). I would consider myself advanced but with a ton more to learn!

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

Not currently. But I do have favorites in Etsy which are definitely a wish list!

5. What's your favorite scent?


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

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate with nuts too!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I love to spin! Just started this year but it's great. I've also just recently tried dying fiber and yarn and really liked that too. I also quilt a bit, make cards and scrapbook (but not lately).

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I live blues, rock and jazz. I don't have a favorite really. I can play MP3s on my phone and computer.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

I like all colors but I'm more attracted to earth tones than floresent colors. I love pink and brown; green is good too. Yellow looks horrible on me, but I don't mind the color itself.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

I'm married with 2 dogs. Kozmo, a 10 year old husky/collie mix and Clancy, a 2 year old shepard/collie mix.

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

Scarves - yes; hats - not much; mittens - yes; ponchos - no. Shawls - yes.

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

Socks of course

13. What are you knitting right now?

2 pairs of socks, felted clogs, designing a pattern for a vest, lace Adamas shawl, Montego Bay scarf.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Yes, very much so.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I use them all. They all have a place in my knitting. I tend torwards bamboo over plastic though.

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

Yes I do, thank goodness.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

4 months. I tend to frog or throw out UFOs if they aren't going to get finished.

18. What is your favorite holiday?


19. Is there anything that you collect?


20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

I'm just trying my first toe up sock and I'd also like to learn knitting socks on 2 circulars. Skeeks also intrigue and scare me.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

Yes I knit socks. I take ladies size 8. My foot is 9.5 inches from heel to toe and about 9.5 inches around at the widest place on my foot.

23. When is your birthday?

October 20th... It will fall during this SP exchange!

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?

Yes I am. My ID is byTanya and I love Ravelry.



At Thursday, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope I do a good job spoiling you! I also hope you got my e-card as well....
Your Pal


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