Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Knitters Treat Exchange

I seem to always be one step behind stuff like this, so imagine my delight when I found Knitters Treat Exchange and it hasn't gotten underway yet! I'm very excited to receive the name/blog of the person to whom I will send some fun knitting stuff. In the meantime, the 'rules' are that I should post answers to this questionnaire on my blog, so here goes:

Knitters Treat Exchange Questionnaire

1. What's your favourite type of yarn? Wow, hard to pin down just one. I most enjoy knitting with natural fibers, but I like cotton blends, too. I like handpainted yarn, and while I haven't knit many socks, I like sock yarn, too. Unlike some people, I do like knitting with cotton and adore denim yarn.

2. What's your least favourite type of yarn? I know that novelty yarns like eyelash and tapes have their applications, but I never use 'em. I also never knit with 100% acrylic. I'm not a fan of most wool/acrylic blends, either. And superwash is not a favorite.

3. What's the first thing you do when you visit a new yarn shop? Feel and smell the yarn yarn yarn. Then I look at the buttons. The buttons in yarn stores are always so interesting.

4. What other crafts would like to do? I think I'd like to learn how to solder jewelry one day and also learn pottery, but for now I am very satisfied with knitting.

5. What magazines do you currently subscribe to? Interweave Knits & The New Yorker

6. Put this type of magazine in order of preference:
Knitting / Food / Home / Fashion / Garden / Celebrity Gossip /Crochet / Other Craft

7. What items do you like to knit? Kids' sweaters, adult sweaters, accessories like hats, mittens, bags and socks.

8. Are you allergic to anything? Not that I know of!

9. What do you like to* smell of? Linden blossom and honeysuckle.
(*This is not a typo. The question is: What do you like to smell of)

10. What's your favourite way to relax? Knitting while watching movies, exercising.

11. You're stood in front of a Victorian style sweetshop, an Italian cafe, an old fashioned bakery and a dainty tea room. Where do you go first? The Italian cafe. If my waistline would take it, I would eat cannoli every single day.

12. What do you come out with? Cannoli and a decaf hazelnut latte. Or something chocolate. Or hot chocolate.

13. Where do you go next? To the bookstore or knitting store.

14. Any other words of wisdom for your pal? I have huge feet. I can only knit a pair of socks with 400 yards or more of yarn, unfortunately, which excludes out a lot of good sock yarn out there. Also, I am not into fulling/felting projects lately.


peaknits said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - the shop closing is in Cambridge - the Knit Whit. Always sad to see a little entreprenuer not make it, especially a knitter! Thanks for the link to the Knitters Treat gig, might have to think about that:)

Anonymous said...

Who's lurking out here?
Me—that's who!
Your KTE "Treater"—looking for wonderful goodies just for you!