I have my very own Secret Pal!

Thank you Secret Pal for your warm introduction! I’m looking forward to hearing from you again. Here are some more items to help you get to know me:

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- a nd/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
Yes, I would say I am definitely a yarn snob. I can honestly say I’ve never knit with Lion Brand OR Red Heart. I’m also all about touch. If it feels icky, I don’t want to knit with it.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
No. I can crochet a border on a knitted blanket, but that’s the extent of it. I don’t really have a desire to crochet or spin at this time.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
No allergies, per se, but I don’t have any animals because I’m not really a pet person. Don’t wear perfume because most of it is overbearing. I don’t smoke because it’s disgusting. For fiber allergies, see question #1. 😉

4. How long have you been knitting?
About three years, I think. Yes. Three years.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
No, but I can make one….

6. What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I’m a citrousy type person. Lemon Verbena (L’Occitaine) is a particular favorite, nothing too strong.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Is the Pope Catholic? I like gummy, fruity stuff just a tad more than chocolate. And milk chocolate.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
None, really.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I can play MP3s on my computer. Music I like – I don’t like Country or Heavy Metal. I love, love, love Bruce Springsteen. I’ll try anything once.

10. What’s your favorite color? Or–do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer?
Greens. Blues. I’ve been into pinks lately. A fall palette. I’m not really choosy.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Married. No kids. No pets.

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
Lucky me, I’m kind of living the dream. I write. I’m a photographer. I knit. I have a wonderful husband who loves me more than anything and a great family. Terrific friends. I know. You hate me. I’m sorry. I really am.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
Right now, I’m absolutely LOVING ArtYarn Supermerino (or Ultramerino) and Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran – tweed or otherwise.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I’m not really into cottons. Unless it’s Rowan Calmer or All Seasons Cotton.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
I’ll try anything – I’m going to be taking a class on color knitting soon, and I love cables.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Sweaters. I like the big, complicated patterns.

17. What are you knitting right now?
My first pair of socks (not so thrilled with them). A sweater for my niece. A ribby cardi. I’m about to start another sweater for my father.

18. What do you think about ponchos?
I made one for myself, one for a friend’s daughter and one for my niece. I think I’ve made enough.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
I pretty much only knit on Addi Turbo circulars.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
See question #19.

21. Are you a sock knitter?
Not really. I’m making my first pair as we speak, but it very well might be my last.

22. How did you learn to knit?
My grandmother taught me.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
About six months old. I have a few scarfs/shawls that are unfinished, bascially because I don’t really care about them. I’m generally a really good finisher.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
Hmmm. I’m not sure I have one. Curious George if I have to pick, because of my husband.

25. What is your favorite holiday?
New Year’s Day! 😉 No, really. I’m not a big holiday person, but how about Arbor Day?

26. Is there anything that you collect?
You mean besides yarn, right? Books. Books and more books.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


  1. Say it isn’t so! You’re not happy with the sock?!? Honestly, I didn’t like knitting socks until I started knitting the socks from “Knitting on the Road”. They are much more challenging and interesting to me.
    Let’s see a pic of your sock! 🙂

  2. Oooh – even I learned something about you from this post. Gummi candy? You and Dave should hang out together and gorge on Swedish Fish. 🙂

  3. The knitting store that I work at is trying to get rid of our Jo Shart silk road and it’s thirty-percent off, any interest?

  4. i just love readin’ ‘these!

  5. When it comes to gummy candy, do you like the sour stuff?
    What are your favorite books?