Tuesday, 3 June 2008

UK Swap Questionnaire

So finally after much deliberation, here's my answers to the questions:

Part
One: Crafting
Do you knit, crochet, or both?
both, I was taught them both in my early teens so theoretically, I have plenty of experience!?
What do you like to make?
mostly bags, socks, shawls but I also make toys, clothes etc as it takes my fancy or is needed by the mighty midget
Do you have a favourite project?
that I've made? probably my Noni bag although I loved the BSJ too
Do you have a favourite type of fibre or brand of yarn?
this one's a tough one, there's so many to choose from. I might have to come back to this one later.
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn?
funky fur! I know it has it's place in the scheme of things but it's a bitch to knit with
Do you do any other crafts?
not so much these days but I've tried most things. I really enjoy sewing but have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my current sewing machine.
Do you knit in public? If so where do you like knitting and what is your "portable" project?
Yes, usually in cafe's as I live too far out of the town to use public transport very often or while I'm waiting to collect the MM from school. Depending on whether my otn project is getting too big to carry about, it's usually socks.
What do you carry your "portable" knitting in?
I've a little cotton drawstring bag that came with a pair of shoes, I throw in the top of my handbag.
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over?
Is there a limit? A spinning wheel! VLT, another set of bamboo dpns to replace the ones I donated. Addi Lace needles. I could go on.....

Part Two: Your Favourites
What is your favourite colour?
Scarlet and atm, leafy greens
What is your least favourite colour?
orange or anything tan/beige/grey they make me look ill
What scents/smells do you like? What don’t you like?
I love lavender and that really fresh smell after it's just rained. My perfume has been Hypnotic Poison for years. I hate any perfumes based around roses or violets and while I love to look at lilies, I can't have them in the house.
How do you like to pamper yourself? Pampering, what's that? um, glass of wine, manicure perhaps, ooh an undisturbed afternoon with a good book. (or any time to myself really.)
What goodies to you like to eat?
dark chocolate, the darker the better
Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit? Any particular kind?
I drink both. I really dislike Earl Grey tea though and am currently drinking a fair trade decaf arabica coffee, otherwise I'd probably od on caffeine.
Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit?
I usually knit in front of the tv - mostly crime and medical dramas, NCIS, Inspector Linley, Waking the Dead, Midsummer Murders, House, Greys Anatomy although I've really been getting into Springwatch again. I don't actually have an ipod so I've never really got into podcasts, although there are some great knitting ones I keep meaning to listen to.

Part Three: About you, Living & Past-times
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be (and why)?
Don't know, nothing too fluffy
Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address)
Essex/Suffolk border
Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else?
we've been here about 10 years, I lived in mid Essex before that
What is your favourite place in the UK?
probably Northumbria or the Peak District, it's the hills that does it
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
SE Asia as I had to cut it off the end of my backpacking trip although I'd love to go back to Australia too
What other hobbies do you have?
gardening, reading, puzzles

Part Four: The Theme
This picture may seem a bit of a strange choice but there's something about it that I find strangely attractive. I'm not sure whether it's the uniformity of the pots, the way the colours have begun to change as they've mellowed with age or whether it's just the sheer extravagance of having so many clay pots. I nearly used the picture dad took of me just stood there gawping at them all - I can only dream of being this organised in my potting shed!

Final Part:
Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)?
Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know?

not that I can think of just now

1 comment:

Eunice said...

This will make present giving easier...and you won't get anything in the wrong colour or with the wrong aroma!