Secret Pal 10 Questionnaire

I have joined Secret Pal 10,
Here are my answers to the questionnaire

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

I realy can’t stand Chenille and I am not keen on some acrylics, it depends on the type of yarn really.

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

I have a needle bag that I keep everything 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 would say i am intermediate, there’s always more to learn. I taught myself to knit when I was 7, I did a lot of knitting until I had my second child and then I just didn’t have the time until now, now my 3rd and 4th (who are twins) have grown a bit.

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

I do, here

5. What’s your favorite scent?

Anything cool, like watermelon or mint

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

I’m not much of a sweet eater, I do like some chocolates.

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

I used to weave but I don’t have the space anymore, I’ve just taught myself how to crochet, but I’m still only a beginner. I also make cards, sketch and a bit of sewing too.

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

Yes my computer does play MP3s, I’m quite open minded when it comes to music, I listen to traditional and classic music to heavy metal. I’m not keen on Jazz, or D&B.

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

I like all colours, I love deep colours, red, dark blue, a really dark green, I’m not keen on really bright colours.

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

I’m married with four children, I have a Jack Russel cross and 2 black moor fish.

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

I wear scarves and hats, but not mittens as I’m usually holding onto a child. I have a poncho, but don’t wear it that often.

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

Kids clothes as they knit up really quickly, bags and I’m just getting into sock knitting.

13. What are you knitting right now?

Socks, a sweater for my husband and a felted bag

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

I love handmade gifts, they’re the best.

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

I prefer straight aluminum needles, but I’ll give anything a go.

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

I do have a yarn winder, I’m dying to get a swift!

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

With being part of Stashalong, I’m managing to finish my UFOs, so the oldest now is about a month (though I have been intending to knit it for a long time now!).

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas, it’s my busiest time of year craftwise.

19. Is there anything that you collect?

I collect really old knitting patterns

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 get Simply Knitting every month.

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

Oh loads, knitting socks in a round, double knitting, more crochet….loads!

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

I’m just beginning to delve into the sock world, I’m a size 6, not sure what size that is in the rest of the world.

23. When is your birthday?

August 5th. (I’ll be 33…eeeeek!)

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