my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Monday, May 15, 2006

Caution: MEME ahead read at your own risk

Questions specific to this swap:
Your favorite colors? Red, orange, purple
Preferred yarn weight (Fingering, Sport, DK, maybe even Worsted)? Fingering for socks
Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? for socks, multicolored, can't get away with that on a larger garment
If your buddy is able to do so, would you like a variegated, self-striping, or self-patterning yarn? surprise me
Would you be interested in a wool blend sock yarn (nylon, tencel, silk, acrylic, alpaca, etc.)? it's all good
Imagine the perfect colorway. What would you name it? fiery sunset
What was the biggest appeal to you for joining this dye-along? dyeing and being surprised

General yarn/fiber questions:
Have you dyed yarn/fiber before? just a little experiment with overdyeing
If so, what’s your favorite dye and method?
Do you spin? I have a spindle, haven't really gotten into it
Have you knit socks before? yes
Do you use sock yarn for just socks or in other patterns too? Not yet
What are some of your favorite yarns? Koigu for socks, all things Rowan otherwise
What yarn do you totally covet? Socks that Rock, of course!
Favorite patterns? I like most Kim Hargreaves's stuff
Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? Not that I can think of, if money were no object, I'd just stash and stash and stash
Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I use DPNs for socks (mostly metal) and circs for everything else (I like addis, but am not exclusive)
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? I'd be hand spun with lots of slubs and color variations

Nothing to do with knitting/yarn/fiber in any way but seemed kinda fun:
Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? white chocolate or hazelnut anything
What’s your favorite animal? I like dogs
Do you have pets? a dog
What are their species/names/ages? bulldog/Molly/she just turned 4
If you were a color what color would you be? blood red
Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else’s).. right now it's actually a black tee, boring!
What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? lilacs in bloom
Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. "Take a drink with anyone and pick your pals where you find them> ~~Marjorie Allingham
Do you have a wishlist? Nope
Anything else you’d like to share with the group today?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thanks :)

I look forward to surprising you (in a good way)