Stop the ride I want to get off...

Sunday, September 18, 2005

my name is noonie and I am an addict...

I've rediscovered knitting and the bug has got me. You'll see how bad when you read this questionnaire. I signed up for a secret pal for knitters and need to post this so my secret pal can figure out how to spoil me. Meanwhile I am trying to figure out how to spoil my secret pal. As I love choosing presents for anyone this is a fun game and past time for me.

On Tuesday I go into hospital for my operation, bye bye ovaries and possibly uterus. I'll be in overnight if they manage to do all this by keyhole, if not I won't be back for a few days. Unless they have finally got internet access at the hospital. Fortunately knitting is both portable and light, it also comes in various levels of difficulty. So I'm packing up my pink scarf, plain cardi and will have the aran brought in if I'm stuck in longer and not on powerful drugs.

So here goes... 29 questions answered for my secret pal... hope this helps.

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?

I like how a fibre feels, but will knit with some of the man made fun fibres just to see what happens. Having great fun knitting with Tufty right now. Knitted some mobile phone covers using Boa.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?

Nope, want to learn to crochet but can’t figure it out using books and magazines.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)

Wool makes me itch, but I am knitting with a Debbie Bliss fibre that seems unitchy.. cashmerino aran.

4. How long have you been knitting?

Since I was seven, took a break when I had kids as it was too difficult to concentrate on patterns and babies at the same time.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?


6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)

Lavendar and roses.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?

Is the sky blue? Chocolate is my weakness, but I’m meant to be shifting some weight.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?

Glass painting, card making, want to try scrapbooking and am trying to sort my garden.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I use itunes, I like all sorts of music and hate lots of others.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?

My favourite colour is yellow, but I like to wear blues and pinks. I’m not very keen on green.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Married, two children 9 and 11 and a puppy ( eight months)

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)

To live to old age.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?

At the moment Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, I like aran wools as they knit fast. I love cotton yarns.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

Itchy wools

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?

Aran knitting

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

Don’t really have any.

17. What are you knitting right now?

Uhm, blue aran cardigan for me, cream aran cardigan for Michael, long pink scarf either for me or charity, plain blue cardigan for me (car knitting), and a few other things hovering.

18. What do you think about ponchos?

Love the look, all the ones I’ve tried on looked silly.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

Never used circular needles, on my list of things to learn.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

Am using bamboo with the cashmerino as it is sooo slippy, aluminium normally.

21. Are you a sock knitter?

No, but I want to learn.

22. How did you learn to knit?

My childminder taught me to keep me out of mischief and I learnt from just about anyone who would help me.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?

Uh let us not go there, I believe I have a tapestry that I last worked on in 1992.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?

Animated character… Tigger. Animal… Black Lab, Bird… goldfinch.

25. What is your favorite holiday?

Visiting Michael on my own to relax, Cornwall with the kids to get back to nature.

26. Is there anything that you collect?

Science fiction books.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

None, but I buy Simply Knitting each month.

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?

The Yarn Harlot’s latest book.

29. Any patterns you have been coveting, but haven't bought for one reason or another??

Nope, none that I know of.

There you go, I'll post some pics of my latest knitting some day... oh and cross everything for Jinx, he's getting his bits lopped off tomorrow. Oohh did you just hear all those legs crossing in sympathy? ROTFL.


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