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Sock-ret Pal Questionnaire

The basics:

How long have you been knitting?
I've been knitting on and off since I was a kid. 
I've been obsessively knitting for about two years now.

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter,
an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long
you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?
I think I could probably knit socks in my sleep.

The measurements:

While your pal may ask for some additional info
to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size,
or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent.
I wear a women's US size 8 1/2 shoe.

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? 
I love color both bold and soft, I love unusual combinations. 
The only colors I don't really like are
dusty pinks or dusty blues especially together,
they're just too sweet.

Do you prefer solids or variegated?
It really depends on the sock pattern,
but I am a fool for pretty hand-painted yarn!

What fibers do you most love to knit with? 
Merino, alpaca, cashmere, wool in all it's forms.

Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? 
My favorites are the small independent dyers
popping up all over the internet;
Socks that Rock, Scouts Swag, Sundara, Mama-E,
Sweet Georgia, Cabin Cove Mercantile to name just a few.

What projects (other than socks, of course*S*)
do you most enjoy knitting?
Lace shawls, sweaters, bags,
whatever strikes my fancy at the moment!

(fiber related) Dislikes:

What fibers can  you not stand to knit with? To wear?
Fun fur, bad acrylic (some is better than others)

What colors would you never wear?
I'm not sure this is an issue with me except for
the super sweet dusty pink, dusty blue combo mentioned above.

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood?
Usually metal, I love Addi Turbos and am
really enjoying my new Knitpicks needles. 
I'm lusting after a pair of beautiful Lantern Moon wood needles too.

Circs or Straights?
Usually Circs.

DPNs or Magic Loop?
Two circs.

Are there any knitting accessories you don't
have in your collection but would like?
I've been wanting a set of wooden cable needles,
the straight kind with the grooves. 
I usually cable without a cable needle,
but for really complex or large cables, they would be really nice.

The Extras:
Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link!
Nope, sorry, no wish list.

Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*)
Both, but I have a pretty healthy sweet tooth.

Do you have any allergies your pal should know about?
I'm allergic to cat's and smoke.

Favorite scents? Scents you can't stand? 
I like earthy and spicy scents. 
I don't like overy sweet and strong scents.

Do you collect anything
(other than yarn and knitting toys of course)?
I'm starting a nice little fabric stash these days.

When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!)
April 14th

Do you spin? Dye your own yarn?
I dye my own yarn with Jacquard acid dyes. 
I really want to learn to spin, and hope to very soon.

Your favorite author/band/vacation spot,
anything you think will help your pal know you better...
I love to travel, I don't have a favorite spot,
because I'm always looking for a new adventure. 
My favorite place that I've visited so far is Costa Rica. 
As far as music is concerned, I listen to a lot of
different types, classic rock, jazz, folk, classical. . .


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Thanks for the info Kirsten!I hope you like everything I pick out for you!Love your blog
Knit on!

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