Thursday, January 10, 2008

Knitter's Scavenger Hunt Swap

Well, I finally had a motive to post to this blog. Sorry for the long silence. I've been sucked into the fibery vortex that is Ravelry. I've signed up for a scavenger hunt swap and need to post my answers to the questionnaire.

1) Do you knit, crochet or both? How long have you been doing it?

Both but rarely crochet. I can't remember when I learned to knit although I know my cousin, Jane, taught me how to make fair isle hats in about 1964.

2) What is on your needles/hook right now?

Monkey socks with pattern and yarn from my Ravelry Holiday swap partner, Jocelyn.

Jim's cabled cardigan from Rowan Knitting for Him in O-wool Classic.

My revised Not-Tangled-Yoke Cardigan in Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool.

3) What is the most frequently used tool in your knitting bag?

1. Tape measure. 2. Scissors. 3. Tapestry needle.

4) What are your 3 favorite yarns (fiber type or brand)?

Any Fleece Artist sock yarn. Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted. Jo Sharp Silkroad tweed.

What are your 3 least favorite?

The usual icky acrylics.

5) What is your favorite color?

Dark Blue-Green.

6) If you had a 5 minute shopping spree in your LYS, how would you plan your attack?

Piece of Cake! Armsful of Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool, Rowan Felted Tweed, Fleece Artist sock yarns, Malabrigo worsted, Elsa Sheep & Wool Cormo (any weight). If time, Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk, Jo Sharp Silkroad tweed (any weight), Thirteen Mile yarn. You get the picture.

7) What is your favorite FO and why? (post a pic if you have it!)

My Knitting Pure & Simple cardigan knit from Lamb's Pride dark charcoal worsted. It is too big for me now but I still wear it all the time.

8) What are your favorite things to knit/crochet?

Socks. Sweaters. Items for afghans for Afghans.

9) Do you collect anything?

Dust bunnies. I am at the age where I really want to get rid of things, not acquire them.

10) What are your five favorite things (not necessarily knitting related)?

Sitting on my sofa knitting with the Whippets in my lap and Dogwood nearby. The time in bed just before falling asleep.

My morning coffee in the mug my brother, Craig, gave me several years ago. Falling in love with a new author and reading every book s/he has written. Sitting at the table at The Yarn Lounge, knitting and listening to my friends talking with each other.

11) Are you on Ravelry? What is your ID?

Oh, yes, I am knitfitt on Ravelry.

12) Do you drink tea/coffee/cocoa?

Dark roast coffee, freshly ground from whole beans.

13) Favorite Sweets?

Really good dark chocolate. Just discovered the Vosges chocolates with unusual combinations of flavors. I also really like bread pudding, peanut butter cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, Stonyfield French Vanilla yogurt.

14) Any allergies?

Just cats.

15) Do you have pets? kids?

My beloved Scottish Deerhound, Dogwood. My Whippet, Moose. The evil long-term foster Whippet, Peach. No kids.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! Sitting at the table at The Yarn Lounge with friends is one of MY favorite things, too. :)

6:44 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

Cate, did you see that Longford won the Golden Globe? I wondered if you ever got around to watching it.
PS..also love your sweater. ;-}

8:55 AM  
Blogger kasiaiscarly said...

Hi There! It's your swap hostess. Can you try adding the yahoo address to your spam filter? I am getting bouncebacks from your email address saying 'Mail server for "" unreachable for too long'

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jane Doe Jenn said...

Wow! I can't believe how many projects you do! It took me a long time just to finish a dishcloth, but then again, I am just starting out and have to get the hang of it before picking up speed.

I love the photos you posted! It was very inspiring. Great blog!

I haven't had the best luck uploading photos to my blog, or using different fonts. Maybe it's the safari? Or my Mac doesn't work with the blog site.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for posting, just blog checking :) hope to have matches out by the end of the week!


7:40 AM  

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