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Wednesday, August 18, 2004
The Secret Pal questions
Aren't I accomodating. I always do what I'm told, and if you believe that I have some yarn to sell you, its spun from Phoenix feathers and unicorn hair.
What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? My handspun. Other than that Cascade 220 is at the top of the list and I just love sock yarn. Really though, I'm a true yarn ho, I'll knit anything.
What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? Socks. I like to think it changes but the socks just drag me right back in. I love my toes and I don't want the little one to go "wee weee weeee".
What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I like to knit everything, since socks are my current obsession then I'd have to say they are my favorite. The only thing I don't care to knit is scarves that's why I'm knitting a stole. No it's not a scarf.
What are you knitting right now? slippers, socks, gloves, 2 sweaters, a shawl and a stole(not a scarf). Nothing like an overload of WIP's, but I'm sure to add more to that list soon. You can see the list on my sidebar (I wonder if its up to date?)
What do you think about ponchos? (this is really a curiousity question for us)I made myself one and I love it. I plan to make 2 more, for my niece and daughter. They are the hot thing, we all have to have them, and if you make them long enough they hide it when you have a large lunch, ill fitting pants or if you blow out a hole in your jeans (yep, don't ask, just happy to have my poncho).
Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I don't like to work with metal (that includes Addi's, blegh). I used to think circulars were the only way to go and I do think they are more versatile but the lacy stole I'm working on is coming out better with my bamboo straights.
How did you learn to knit? My Grammy. She only crochet's now though, and only blankets and baby stuff. You know you wanna look at Grammy's crochet.
How old is your oldest UFO? I found an old pair of slippers or something (I do have a serious case of CRS) that I had started as a child, but I tore that out and rewound the ball. Then I have a crocheted blanket that I started about 9 years ago and another that I started about 3 years ago. Next to that is the knitted shawl I started in the spring. Jealous of all my UFO's aren't you? I've heard of people with older ones.
I shipped another gift to my Secret Pal. I still don't know if she got the first one. I suppose if she didn't get it, it would come back, right?
Just so this isn't without knitting content.....
That's the lace project. Coming along nicely but without serious blocking its hard to tell what it is. Well, I couldn't help myself and I blocked part of it yesterday. Its such a simple pattern but I like it, and the yarn is nice so that helps. Sometimes a simple project can be made interesting by a nice yarn.
I made a special pair of slippers for a little girl that just moved from Hawaii to San Diego. Silly people, they think southern CA is cold. I have to make a pair for her little brother and then I can ship them out.
Happy Hump-day everyone!
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