torsdag 18. mars 2010

Secret Pal 15 - refresh- Questionnaire

What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? superwash, wool, alpaca, cotton
What fibers do you absolutely not like? acrylic
What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Have been knitting for more than 30 yrs. Learned from mother and grandmother. Intermediate.
Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?Amazon
What’s your favorite scent?Do you have a sweet tooth? Favoritecandy? vanilla, blueberry, cucumbermelon, coffee... Chocolate with nuts, M&M`s.
What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? cardmaking
Do you spin? No. Dye? No. What kind of music do you like? Country, gospel, pop, rock, 60`s and 70`s. Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? I think so. (if yourbuddy wants to make you a CD)
What’s your favorite color(s)? white/off-white, burgundy, bluegreen, smokedpink, icyblue + any multicolor. Any colors you just can’t stand? Neon. What is your family situation? Hubby and two girls age 15 and 28.
Do you have any pets? No Are you allergic to any pets? No Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens. Yes. or ponchos? No. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Socks, mittens, mitts, scarves, hats, shawls, cloths, What is on your needles right now? Baby socks and socks for myself.
Do you read knitting books? oh yes. What kind of books i.e. technique, pattern, fiction? Socks and mittens books. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Sure.
Do you prefer straight or circular needles? No long straight needles, but I use double pointed needles (5 needles). Bamboo, aluminum? Yes. plastic? No. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes. How old is your oldest UFO? don`t know. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas. What winter holiday do you observe? Christmas and Easter. Is there anything that you collect? souvenir thimbles, teabags, knitting books/patterns.
Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? CookieA sock book.
What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? No. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn? toe-up socks, knitting two socks at same time.
Are you a sock knitter? Yes. What are your foot measurements? 21.5 cm (small foot) When is your birthday? July 13th.Are you on Ravelry? Yes. If so, what’s your ID? Aurora
Are you on KnitPicks Knitting Community? No.What’s your username?

Madder ribbed sock

I got this lovely yarn from Lori in the US. I decided to make Madder ribbed scoks from it. The pattern is in the book Knitting vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. First sock is nearly done. This is first time I try square needles and its wonderful to knit with them. Thank you Lori for the yarn and needles.

Yarn: Opal

Needles: 2.75mm square double pointed needles