Rather than have my Secret Pal ask these questions…

Rather than have my Secret Pal ask these questions, I decided to just post the answers myself on my blog. I hope others will follow suit 🙂

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high-end/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?

I consider myself to be a smidge of a yarn snob, although I do use some Lion Brand yarns like their sock yarn. I absolutely love that they sell Patons at my Joann’s now– I’m really into felting and their Classic Wool felts great. I’ve been trying to find 3 skeins of Patons Katrina for a tank in Vogue Knitting with no luck– I hope they get that in soon. I like novelty yarns, but find myself reaching for feltable wool more often.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?

I’ve tried to learn to spin with a dropspindle, but haven’t had any luck yet. The inspiration to try again hasn’t hit me recently though. I do not crochet.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)

As an ex-smoker, I am disturbed by the smell of smoke, (I can’t even use insence) and don’t like strong perfumes. Jason, my dh, has severe allergies and I can’t even burn most candles. Not allergic to any fibers though.

4. How long have you been knitting?

I learned to knit in January of 2002.

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

Yep, see my left sidebar.

6. What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)

My favorite scent in candles is orangey scents or peach. I make my own bath products, so don’t really have one in those.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?

I LOVE dark dark dark chocolate, especially paired with whole bean coffee (my coffee maker grinds the beans).

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

I’m trying to scrapbook all of our pics, and I like to cook and bake (I’m a vegetarian though).

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if you want to make her a CD)

I like 80s music (think Wedding Singer), Coldplay, Elliot Smith, Norah Jones

10. What’s your favorite color? Or–do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer?

My favorite is a kettle dyed orange or green. I love that subtle striation.

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

I’m married with one cat. Our dog recently passed away.

12. What yarn would you buy if you only had $20 and free reign in a yarn store? (this is my own added question)

Either sock yarn (mmm Opal), 2 skeins of a nice Lamb’s Pride or other feltable yarn, one skein of anything Cherry Tree Hill, Koigu or Lorna’s Laces (I’ve never had any except for one skein of Cherry Tree Hill that I used for felting–suprise suprise!) or anything Noro (especially Kureyon).

13. What is the one type of project that you fall for time and time again? (again, my own question)

Purses and bags!

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