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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Longing for Spring Swap


  1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft? – I can actually do both, but I prefer knitting. I have been crocheting for thirty-six years and knitting for thirty-four years.
  2. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? What are your least favorite yarns/fibers? - Living in a humid climate, I tend to like materials that breath. I love bamboo and silk and cotton blends. I have been using some soy blends as well. I am not really a yarn snob. I like to think that every yarn has a place and a project. I use Red Heart yarns for a lot of the items that I make for the hospitals becasue they are easier for them to wash and care for. I just am not too fond of fur and eyelash yarns....
  3. What are your favorite colors? What are your least favorite colors? – Blue (all shades expect pastel), Purple (especially regal purple), and mixes/color ways. I am not too fond of anything in the orange family or neon colors.
  4. What ‘warm weather’ project are you looking forward to making this year? – I will be making a second Sahara with some wonderful Brown Sheep yarn in a Robin’s Egg Blue that Wifey picked. I will also be making a wrap to wear to the Munchkin’s graduation. I haven’t picked out a pattern yet, so I am open to suggestions.
  5. What are you favorite scents? Least favorite? – I love vanilla and musk and have been know to wear patchouli at times. My favorite perfumes are Opium, Obsession, and Shalimar. I really don’t care for really sweet and frilly smelling things. I am also getting fond of the Brown Sugar and Fig at Batch and Body Works…. – thanks to Wifey.
  6. What is your favorite flower? – Hands down it would have to be the Rose, followed by bearded irises. From there I would add stargazer lilies and calla lilies. I also love most bulbs, especially the Amaryllis.
  7. What are you favorite spring time hobbies/activities? – Garden rejuvenation followed by bike riding, golf, camping (when we can) and knitting in the evening on the patio while watching all of nature wake up. I have also been known to be busy snapping pictures too. I love spring pictures.
  8. Do you have a garden? If you do, tell us a little about it. Do you like to plant flowers or vegetables? – Our back yard is a certified wildlife preserve, so I guess I can safely say that I garden. We have a mix of native plants and flowers, as well as shrubs, trees, and vegetables. Most of the items were planted for the visitors, but some of the veggies and flowers are for us too.
  9. What are your favorite sweets? – Chocolate (Dark/White/Milk) and Necco Wafers, but I have been known to grab a Milkyway Midnight to satisfy all the needs/cravings. I also love peeps and cherry sours and the gourmet jelly beans….odd mix I know.
  10. Do you collect anything? – Depression Glass, Elegant Glass, Hull Pottery, Vintage Knitting and Sewing Patterns, and knitting needles (too much stuff according to some of our family and friends).
  11. Do you have any allergies? – Only to artificial sweeteners (Equal/Splenda)
  12. Do you have any pets? – We have one dog (Onyx and she is 8) and two cats (Eraser who is 5 and Sassy who is 3). We also have a musk turtle (Pipsqueak) that lives in our pond.

Of couse, if you are the lucky person to get me as your partner, just ask me anything that I didn't cover and I'll be happy to "enlighten" the subject.


CynicalGal said...

I really like your answers to this ...and I am very curious about your garden!

Leah said...

Hi Lisa--

I'm dropping a note in response to your comment on the Scavenger Hunt blog...There are so many NYC yarn shops, but my very faves are Brooklyn General Store (the ladies there are so cool) and Purl in Soho (this is actually online at purlsoho.com) where the store itself is like one giant yarn painting...

I'm very interested to know about any LYS in Houston, as we're making our yearly pilgrimage to Texas to see my in-laws (usually we go to San Antonio, this year we're starting out in Houston). I've been going there for years, I even lived in Austin for awhile, but because I don't know any knitters there I've never been able to find an LYS. It's kind of like a mystery religion--and I need to be indoctrinated!!! So if you can help me out I'd be psyched.

oh, and p.s. I enjoyed reading your questionnaire. Isn't it fun to read other people's? I don't know why, but it is...

Come visit my blog anytime--

Best, Leah

Knittymuggins said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing! Milky Way Midnights are one of my faves too ;)


yarnmaniac said...

Man, I love patchouli. I tried to get dh to wear it, and he won't. :(

Anonymous said...

I'm your swap partner and I will spoil you tremendously - a package is on its way to you today