Tuesday, May 16, 2006

One Skein Secret Pal Exchange

Answers to the questionnaire.
  1. Which yarn is most like your personality? MANOS del URUGUAY color-115. The label reads "sometimes subtle, often dramatic". I find that it can be sometimes plush and soft, sometimes itchy and scratchy, and sometimes thick or thin. I often relate to this yarn.
  2. What is your favorite color yarn to knit/crochet with? I usually knit with reds, pinks, and greens. I buy whatever jumps out at me. My mood often decides the color.
  3. Have you ever used variegated, or magic yarns? Variegated-Yes, Magic-No.
  4. Do you tend to favor certain fibers when choosing yarns? Mostly wool and cotton, but it really depends on the pattern. I've been using lots of wool lately since I've been in somewhat of a felting frenzy.
  5. Do you prefer to work with center-pull or traditionally wound balls of yarn? No preference. I own a swift and ball winder.
  6. Have you ever worked with organic yarns or are you interested in trying them? Yes.
  7. How many and what projects have you made in the last year? Quite a few. 10 felted purses-bags, 6 and a 1/2 hats, 2 kids ponchos, 1 blanket, beer cozies, legwarmers, 1 sock, 2 wraps, 6 scarves, and I am halfway through a handful of others, including a cardigan for myself and a ballet wrap for my daughter.
  8. Will you be knitting any gifts this year? Yes. For birthdays, babies, and the holidays.
  9. What is your favorite One Skein project? So far my fave is the Felted striped tote. I used Manos, Lopi, and Rowan. I love the way the different yarns came together for a funky felt with lots of shape and texture. I'm also addicted to the clutches, I've made 4 in the last 2 weeks, they are so fast and easy!
  10. How much yarn do you have in your stash and how do you store it? My husband would say too much, but I'm always looking for the perfect yarn. I store them in long, flat rubbermaid containers under my bed and in taller ones next to my nightstand.
  11. Do you have a yarn in your stash that you love so much you can never use or part with? No. The reason I purchased it was with the intention to create something to show it off. If I give away a yarn I love knitting with I'll usually just get more! Each season there is something different I fall in love with. I'm just plain fickle.
  12. Do you knit less of differently in the summer? I don't knit less, but i definately knit lighter, smaller items .
  13. Do you belong to any knitting groups (online or offline)? I'm in a knit/crochet group that meets weekly called Chicks with Sticks.

1 comment:

Olivia said...

Hello I'm Olivia, I work with your brother Ryan. I'm a craftster too! I am wearing a knitted taxi driver cap today and just as I sat down he said "Oh my sister knits!" Which is funny because as I was driving to work this morning I thought "I need to organize a craftster crafts n' stuff bizzarr for all the stitch n' bitch ladies and gentlemen at or near downtown sacramento. I tried to post up a stitch n' bitch group on craigslist with no luck (the only response I got was "mothers for Iraq" who wanted to know if I could knit "something for the soldiers") so I just assumed there were no other craftsters intown.

I would like to organize a craft fair! I saw your stuff and your writing on your blog and I think you should be on the planning committee! I was thinking that this craft fair includes finding a good space/venue, organizing and selling spots to vend your wares (crafts, pastries, art, whatever else...) and overall having a nice time with the local crafting community. This means, of course, making sure the "country crafts" groups stays out (you know what I mean, the ribbons on ducks painted in earthy tones and the "country home" floral pattern wall hanging to be sold to places called "The Country Kitchen" or "The Morning Skillet". No, not those kinds of crafts).

Anyway... lemme know if you're interested. Here's my myspace http://www.myspace.com/peoplemakenoise.

My phone # is 916-564-5046 at home.

Have a nice weekend! I'm so happy to find another crafty grrl!