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Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Secret Pal 11
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Katie's singing
Topic: Secret Pal 11


I received a wonderful package in today's mail from my Secret Pal. She sent me two skeins of Koigu which perfectly match my winter coat, jars of super flavors of jelly, a cute sheep glass, and Salt  Water Taffy.  I am a Taffy nut and so are the girls. I forgot to include in the picture a great tote she sent. It's green and has a matching smaller bag that fastens onto the side. I'll post a picture of it by itself.  Thank you secret pal!!

Posted by knitamaniac at 4:02 PM EDT
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Thursday, 16 August 2007
Secret Pal 11
Mood:  lazy
Now Playing: Peace and Quiet ! Onya's napping
Topic: Secret Pal 11

Here's the second questionaire for  Secret Pal 11.


1.  What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?            My row counter
2.  If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you?           Sure do   If so, how much and what type of project?                                    I take along two projects, a complicated one for quiet time (usually a shawl) and an easy pair of socks for noisy times
3.  Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot? Alaska. We went there in June and traveled all the way south to Seward and all the way north to North Pole City and Fairbanks. I can not wait to go back again. We also have a summer place in the North Central Pennsylvania mountains that I love going to. I'd rather be there than just about anywhere.
4.  What is your favorite knitting book at the moment?                              All of Elizabeth Zimmermann's  Do you own it? yes I own all five and Meg's books
5.  Do you listen to podcasts? yes   Which is your favorite(s)?                  Knit Picks, Unwound, and Pointy Sticks

Posted by knitamaniac at 2:41 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Secret Pal 11
Mood:  cool
Topic: Secret Pal 11

The Questionnaire for  Secret Pal 11

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I love wools, silks, cottons, blends.  I'm fine with nice acrylics, too.  I very much dislike any bulky yarns

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Needle cases from JoAnn Fabrics, rolls I've sewn and a lovely glass vase.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I've been knitting for 42 years (since I was 8) and am an advanced knitter, I suppose

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? no

5. What's your favorite scent? tangerine or cranberry.  I am very allergic to chemical based perfumes and have asthma.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? some, anything chocolate

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I don't spin but, I'm hoping to learn. I crochet, sew, quilt and like to scrapbook

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I listen to Christian Contempory, Country and oldies. Love Swing music ( we ballroom dance). My computer can play MP3's and I have an I-Pod.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? my favorite color is sage green. Don't really like blue except in jeans and I'm not fond of pastels.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am married, have six biological children ranging in ages from 19 to 31, three adopted daughters ages 10,13, and 16 and a 16 year old foster daughter. We have a Blue Tic coon hound, a Shitz Tzu, and two cats.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I wear scarves and mittens

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? shawls and socks

13. What are you knitting right now? a Bell Lace Shawl and two Clapotis

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? I rarely do but, love it.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circulars and my favorites are old nylon ones. I've been collecting them for years.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? yarn winder

17. How old is your oldest UFO? 6 months

18. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

19. Is there anything that you collect? green depression glass and kids : )

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? nothing in particular right now.  I have a subscription to Cast On, Interweave Knits, and Creative Knitting

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I would love someone to show me the right way to do the mattress stitch

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? yes, I wear a size 9 shoe and my foot is 9 3/4" long.

23. When is your birthday? November 27th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? on the waiting list.


Posted by knitamaniac at 8:50 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:56 PM EDT
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