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Questionnaire, Secret Pal 13

Here is the questionnaire for SP13. Please be sure to post it in a spot on your blog where your pal can easily find it. Since your pal will use this to help create your packages you’ll want to have it posted to your blog no later than November 15th, but sooner would be better as it can be helpful to us in selecting your pals.

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

I love most yarn, especially hand-dyes. My favorite commercial yarns are Malabrigo, Dream in Color, Noro and Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I am not partial to acrylic, although I occasionally use Plymouth Encore, which is 25% wool. I don’t tend to use scratchy yarns or fuzzy yarns. I use worsted to bulky the most.

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

I have a needle holder which a previous secret pal made me that hangs in the closet.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I learned 4 years ago at Knit Out and now would consider myself an intermediate to advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I have two Amazon wish lists; one for knitting and the other for books, etc.

5. What’s your favorite scent?
Natural scents of citrus, patchouli, cinnamon, flowers.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I have a huge sweet tooth. My favorite is dark chocolate with nuts or toffee and cookies.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I have dabbled in lots of crafty things but I knit mostly. I do not spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I have eclectic musical taste from world to classical. Just not country. I can play MP3s.

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?
I love green, then purple, then just about any rich, saturated color.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am married with a 5 year old daughter. We have two cats and a dog.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes, yes, yes and no.

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

13. What are you knitting right now?
Some sweaters, a vest, a bag and a scarf.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I own the Knit Picks Harmony circular set, which I love. I also like Bamboo circulars.

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

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
4 years old.

18. What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe?
I like celebrating any holiday with my daughter. We celebrate a non-secular Christmas without a tree, just Santa and presents. I was raised Jewish.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Hearts, sheep, teapots and dachshunds.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
There is always something I want, especially new books. I subscribe to Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits.

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
Just started doing colorwork.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, but not much. I wear a size 8 shoe.

23. When is your birthday?
July 12, 1962

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

Yes. Yarnmaniac.

25:  FYI I am highly allergic to smoke of any kind. Thanks.

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