Monday, May 30

SP5 Questionaire

I dont know who my sp5 pal is yet but since i know other people do and lots of people have posted their questionaires already i thought i better get mine up!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
Oh how i wish i could be a yarn snob but sadly i cant afford to splash out on the best yarn all the time! I generally prefer to get a mix rather than 100% acrylic though.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
Im trying to get into spinning! im too poor to afford a wheel but im considering investing in a drop spindle and giving it a whirl... so to speak! I tried teaching myself to crochet once but got intensly frustrated with it as i was so slow and clumsy, i felt like it woud be so much faster to just knit. Perhaps i'll persevere with it.. one day!

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
I have sensitive skin so i have had allergic reacions to some skin products in the past. When i was little i got my face painted and i found i was allergic to them, my entire face swelled up! It was not a pretty sight! Plus i dont like smoke.

4. How long have you been knitting?
Not very long really, about a year maybe.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I do now! Wish List

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I like natural scents and aromatherapy and so i love lavender and rose but also citrus too.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Do knitters love yarn? Hell yeah!

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
Nothing really

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
i like the kaiser cheifs, scissor sisters, Greenday, Feeder, Franz Ferdinand and the levellers to name a few.. im fairly versatile in my tastes. Yes i can play MP3's!

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Generally anything blue except pastels i hate pastel shades. I love vibrant blues greens and purples. Especially a blue green mix.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I live with my boyfriend, i have no kids but one adorable little kitty!

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
yikes! is it bad that i dont have any? Well i love my archaeology and there are some excavations i'd love to be part of! I guess it would be my dream to be part of a major dig in a nice hot country! But not too hot cos from experience that just kills you when your digging!

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I like chunkier yarns, perhaps thats my impatient side showing through!I love colinette point five. Im also starting to appreciate cotton in a completely new way.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Im really not sure about eyelash yarns and funky fur yarns... they scare me.. no-one should wear items made from these!

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
I dont really have a specific knitting obsession really. Knitting is my obsession!

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I dont think i've knitted enough variety of items to decide! I do like small projects like scarves because i like doing them for other people as pressies.

17. What are you knitting right now?
Right now i have a jumper in progress for my boyfriend, a scarf i think im going to gift to my sister and the lucky clover wrap from stitch and bitch nation which seems to have had its progress halted temporarily.

18. What do you think about ponchos?
i do have one which my mum gave me, it is a hand knit one which was bought in the 70's though i rarely wear it.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
I think i prefer circulars.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Anything but plastic! though i do have a whole box of plastics which were my grans i generally prefer metal or bamboo needles.

21. Are you a sock knitter?
im trying! i knit fy first sock a while back and it was too small for my foot so i tried again and knit a sock which was way too big. Since then ive been too afraid to try again. Ive bought some proper sock yarn now though so when i find out how to make a sock which will fit round my huge ankles i shall try again!

22. How did you learn to knit?
my mum taught me when i was younger then i re-taught myself a year ago.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
A couple of months.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I love cats, animated or not.

25. What is your favorite holiday?
One of the best holidays i had was my study tour as part of my degree during which i travelled around Greece and Crete looking at archaeological sites. It was amazing and i'd absolutely love to do the same thing again in Egypt.

26. Is there anything that you collect?
Except wool? no.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
'Simply Knitting' and i sometimes buy 'Knitting'

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
They ones i'd like are in my wish list. Basically i'd love a good book about lace knitting and a good book about aran knitting!Both techniques i am yet to explore and would really love to!

And there you go!
Next exam on Wednesday which will be my last ever exam and will mark the end of my degree! Woo!


Becky said...

Oh good luck with your exam - I shall be thinking of you - all your talk of Archaeology has brought it all back to me - the living in nissan huts whilst digging in the rain in Cheltenham, the scooping out of the rain by mug from the post holes every morning - god how I'm glad that is all over ! now if I had gone to Crete and Greece it might have been a different story. Egypt is fab - I went there on Honeymoon - every Archeaologist's dream I think.

Becky said...

I've just had a quick look through your blog and I noticed that you asked me a question that I didn't answer I'm very sorry about that.

I have to say that I don't work in Archaeology at all - I never have - I didn't really enjoy it that much and I ended up doing a TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and going to live in Hong Kong. Now I'm a full time housewife with a two and half year old boy. I'm sure you'll get a job in the field if that is what you want to do. Do you enjoy it ? Good luck and roll on graduation. By the way - I love that felted bag - I NEED to make one as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily!
I popped the yarn in the post for you yesterday, so it should arrive soon. I was just reading your question thingy's, and I was thinking perhap you could try out one of my spinning kits for me when you ahve finished exams??