The Starbucks and Yarn swap is almost done (I know, I haven't sent the package yet, but I'm very close- definitely will finish it by Sunday), so I signed up for the Falling For Ewe Autumn Yarn Swap. I saw it and considered, and then Bird signed up, so I thought I really would.
Anyway, the questionnaire.
Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft?
Knit. I find crocheting extremely awkward. I learned to knit when I was 8, and picked it up again in college because it was popular. I've knit feverishly through all 6 years of grad school.
Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do?
No, but I might get into it in the future.
Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
All my free time is spent crafting ;) Cooking, quilting, cross-stitching (although seldomly these days), card-making with scrapbooking supplies, jewelry
What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
I like soft, natural fibers. I don't have any specific favorites yet.
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
um... I hate Lamb's Pride and any similar 1-ply things. It feels awful in my hands, for some reason, it just rubs them the wrong way, like nails on a chalkboard.
Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance?
I keep hearing about Blue Sky Alpaca, and I haven't been able to find it in my LYS. There are many, many yarns I want to try, mostly alpacas and cotton blends that I just can't afford enough for a good project.
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?
I love socks... really, I love anything that has minimal finishing to do. I hate blocking things, and sewing all pieces together, and weaving in the ends. Socks have 2 ends, and that's it. They're also easy to fit; same with hats. I'd love scarves if I found some better patterns. I'm trying to do more cardigans, because they'd be easier to fit than pullover sweaters.
What are you currently working on? Anything you plan to start this autumn?
I just cast on my second clapotis, I'm working on a wedding garter for the Ravelympics, I should finish the Papillion sweater I started when the Spring (I think) Knitscene came out, and I cast on the Phyllo Yoked Pullover a couple months ago and have only done a couple inches. I may start a bucket hat to felt, and I'll make some more socks as Christmas gifts.
What is your favorite FO? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)
I love my clap, and the Muscari socks I recently finished (photos on ravelry).
What is your oldest UFO?
heh. Actually, not too bad. I started Tatania by Berroco in 2004, and there's an error in the pattern, on the front shoulders. It's a simple fix, just increase instead of decrease, but I haven't returned to it. I imagine it will be difficult to block because I used cheap acrylic, so subconsiously, I'm not sure it's worth it.
Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
I need to learn different ways to cast on, and I still can't figure out toe-up socks.
Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
oooooooh yes. size 10 (big feet are better for weight distribution!)
Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?
I have a fiance, he's just as good.
Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks?
Some in a Simon Pearce ceramic vase, and some in a ceramic vase I made in high school. Not very organized, but I can easily see what I have.
Do you collect anything?
Rubber duckies, glass suncatchers, coffee-related doodads, cookbooks, shoes, supplies for making cards and supplies for making jewelry (beads, etc)
What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
I like quite a variety, but probably mostly renaissance and baroque choral music. I prefer Green Day and Alien Ant Farm, etc to play while working. I have a two-year old iPod.
Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
Yes. I like gummy candy (gum-drop consistency more than gummi bears), licorice, chocolate things (especially caramels), baked goods, cake, pie, ice cream... ooh I'm hungry. I also like cheese. I know it's not sweet, but I love cheese.
What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
I have a tiny kitten named Pansy- although she's not a kitten, just looks like one.
Are you allergic to anything?
Fresh pineapple, which shouldn't make a difference, and other things that don't matter (just don't give me any antibiotics, please).
Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal.
On amazon.com, under my full name.
Are you having a birthday during this swap?
no, in June :(
What is your Ravelry ID?
Edit: the swap coordinator mentioned she should have added a favorite color question to this. My favorite colors: pink. other shades of pink. also blue, in various shades, and brown is my favorite accent/neutral color.