I got a message from my One Skein secret pal today asking for my answers to the “get to know you” questions. I have emailed them to her (or him) but I also thought I’d share with everyone.
Here are the answers to your questions. Please note that there is another One Skein Secret Pal Exchange participant on this blog – don’t get us confused (PLEASE!!!).
Q: Which yarn is most like your personality (you can be specific or general with your answer- brand, type, color, fiber, whatever)?
A: If I could be any yarn, what yarn would I be? Hmmmm… Is there any yarn that can be described as cranky and sarcastic ;) No? well then I pick an interesting/textured chunky wool because I always love a big comfy sweater (not because I’m interesting and chunky).
Q: What is your favorite color yarn to knit/crochet with?
A: Lately, I have been really drawn to blues and I am always a fan of greens. However, it is pink all the way when I’m knitting for my little one (two year old Ava).
Q: Have you ever used variegated, or magic, yarns?
A: Quite a few. I actually have a tendency to prefer multi-color yarns over solids.
Q: Do you tend to favor certain fibers when choosing yarns?
A: Most of what I use is wool, though I have been drawn to more wool blends, cottons, and other fibers lately.
Q: Do you prefer to work with center-pull or traditionally wound balls of yarn?
A: I have a ball winder and swift so I never wind a ball by hand (unless I ripped out a large amount). Although I could pull from the center, I don’t because the yarn usually turns into a big tangled mess as I finish the ball.
Q: Have you ever worked with organic yarns or are you interested in trying them?
A: I have never worked with organic yarns. I have nothing against them but have no particular interest.
Q: How many and what projects have you made in the last year?
A: In the past year, I have made a couple sweaters, several scarves, some socks, a couple wrap/shawls, a couple shrugs, several baby blankets, some hats. I’d rather not stop to count them up :) Maybe somewhere in the 20-30 range. I have also obtained a spinning wheel, learned to spin, and made several skeins of yarn. Have a look through the blog for entries by me.
Q: Will you be knitting any gifts this year?
A: Yes, I will be making a handful of baby gifts and whatever I can cram in for family xmas gifts.
Q: What is your favorite one skein project?
A: It all depends on the size of the skein, I guess. Generally, scarves – there are so many options, you can never have too many, and they make good gifts.
Q: How much yarn do you have in your stash and how do you store it?
A: My yarn is currently stored in two plastic bins, though they are chock-full. Inside the bins, the yarn is kept in ziploc bags. A picture is worth a thousand words… here’s two:
Q: Do you have a yarn in your stash that you love so much you can never use it or part with it?
A: Well, I don’t really think that I’ll get rid of the yarn besides knitting it up (I guess that means my stash is still too small!). But I don’t have any that I cherish so much that I would never use it.
Q: Do you knit less or differently in the summer?
A: I do. Last year, I barely knit at all during the summer. This year, I have shifted my interests to socks and cotton items.
Q: Do you belong to any knitting groups (online or offline)?
A: Just the group of cooworkers who contribute to this blog. I don’t know too many knitters outside of work (just my mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law, and my aunt).
Q: Pal, please confirm for me your mailing address.
A: Included in email.