Wednesday, May 10, 2006

One skein secret pal

Hooray I am so excited for the one-skein secret pal exchange! Being generally new to the internet knitting community this is my first of this sort of thing. I have bought some undyed merino wool from knitpicks and think I might subject my exchangee to my first experiments at hand-dying, bwa ha ha.
Anyway here are my answers to those secret pal questions.

1. Which yarn is most like your personality (you can be specific or general with your answer- brand, type, color, fiber, whatever)?
Hmmm, something soft and fuzzy and comforting and not too pretentious (I would like to think). Maybe Misti bulky baby alpaca? Love that stuff. I don't actually have any of it.

2. What is your favorite color yarn to knit/crochet with?

Everything I buy seems to somehow be blue or green. Sometimes that annoys me though. I need more other colors.

3. Have you ever used variegated, or magic, yarns?

I'm of two minds about variegated yarn. Some of it is beautiful, and some just looks kitchy to me. I think I like the rustic, handmade, handpainted looking types of variegated yarn better than the stripey stripey kinds.

4. Do you tend to favor certain fibers when choosing yarns?

Definitely go for the animal fibers almost all the time. Alpaca is nice, wools in general if not too scratchy, merino, cashmere (mmmmmmmmmmmm)

5. Do you prefer to work with center-pull or traditionally wound balls of yarn?

Either one

6. Have you ever worked with organic yarns or are you interested in trying them?

I'm not sure if I have - certainly not intentionally if so. But sounds intriguing.

7. How many and what projects have you made in the last year?

Only having started a blog recently, I don't have any way of keeping track of this. But I'm going to guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-10? Let's see, I can think of at least 6 scarfs, 3 sweaters (although 2 are unwearable so I don't know if that counts), and I guess that's all I can think of. So 8.

8. Will you be knitting any gifts this year?

Of course!

9. What is your favorite one skein project?

I would have to say, some kind of scarf with an interesting pattern.

10. How much yarn do you have in your stash and how do you store it?

About 4 largeish boxes. It's currently in 2 plastic tubs, 1 straw box, and one crumbly vintage hat box in my closet.

11. Do you have a yarn in your stash that you love so much you can never use it or part with it?

I do have several yarns purchased in quantities of 1-2 skeins that I bought "just because" and now have no idea what to do with them.

12. Do you knit less or differently in the summer?

I live in San Francisco, so not really. But there are definitely some hot days when I just don't feel like having a big pile of bulky wool on my lap.

13. Do you belong to any knitting groups (online or offline)?

Nope. Maybe I should remedy that.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

I learn pretty well by mimicking people's motions, but I took a class at a Girl Scout training event- made a CD spindle and the funkiest 2-yards of yarn. After that, I sort of messed about with spinning (stayed up an entire night plying some soy silk once). So I'm not "classically" trained, but I think I get along OK.

I understand Chicks with Sticks is an excellent group to join. I'm not 21 yet, so I don't think they'd let me into the bar. Heh.

I'm also part of OneSkein. Didn't get you, though. Man, I've already got some stuff lined up.

Also: June 10th is World Wide Knit in Public Day ( I'm the organizer for SF, if you have any questions that aren't answered on the website.

P.S. You should get rid of the html in your post.