Monday, June 19, 2006

KSKS Questionnaire

I've become a regular swap harlot. Dye-O-Rama is over (more on that soon), I'm waiting for my partner in the August Birthday Swap, and most recently, I've joined the ranks of the Knit Sock Kit Swap. Here is the questionnaire, along with my answers:

Q What are your favorite colors?
It's so hard to pick just one. Some days it's green (sage, moss, olive, emerald, grass, jade...), others it's purple (lavender, amethyst, plum, violet... ). Then there are the pink days (magenta, fuchsia, rose, pepto bismol... ). Oh! and can't forget orange (coral, tangerine, peach) and yellow (sunshine, lemon, banana, dandelion), particularly as a combination.

Q Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks?
Nope, not new at all. I think the first pair of socks I knit was somewhere around 20 years ago, then about 5 years ago I picked it up again... and two years ago sockknitting became my knitting obsession.

Q Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn?
Solid colors are good, but I do prefer multis.

Q What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn?
Wool, baby, wool. Some nylon added in is good, too.

Q Where do you usually knit socks?
At the computer, while reading, watching movies, sitting in the back yard, snatched spare time waiting for appointments. You know, the usual.

Q How do you usually carry/store small projects?
For my current project, I use a small tote bag when I'm on the go. For others, ziploc bags do the trick. I also have a small basket on my desk, just the right size for a couple of balls of yarn and some needles.

Q What are your favorite sock knitting patterns?
I'm a big fan of the plain vanilla stockinette sock. I also enjoy choosing a stitch pattern and adapting it to socks.

Q What are your favorite sock knitting techniques?
See above re: stitch patterns.

Q What new techniques would you like to try?
someday entrelac

Q Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting?
Dpns all the way. I've given 2 circs and Magic Loop a try, but wasn't thrilled.

Q What are some of your favorite yarns?
Current favorite is Wool2Dye4's Supersock. I also like using Regia, Regia Stretch and Opal. I've used Cherry Tree Hill - like the yarn but the dye wasn't set and socks look nothing like the original colorway. Lorna's Laces is nice, but I'm not as big a fan as many.

Q What yarn do you totally covet?
cashmere/wool/nylon (or similar) blend

Q Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?

Q Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?
I bought some off-brand bamboo dpns on eBay. They were 12" long. I cut down the size 1s and 2s into 5" needles, and love them!

Q f you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?
Hah! I've taken this quiz; I'm shetland wool.

Q Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?

Q What’s your favorite animal?
favorite animal for having around the house is a cat.

Q Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages?
I have a Feline-American companion named Zach, he's about 2 1/2.

Q If you were a color what color would you be?

Q Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else’s)..
My sister know the answer to this one! My favorite shirt is a man's long-sleeved olive-green shirt. It's cotton, and sadly, is falling apart. I will wear it until it literally falls off my body.

Q What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?
I love the pictures at the NASA website, particularly of galaxies and nebulae.

Q Do you have a wishlist?
heh. only in my head.