Sunday, July 13, 2008

Getting to Know Me

This post is because I'm all about trying to win some yummy sock yarn from KnittyOtter!

Getting to Know you Contest Questionnaire:

1.) How long have you been knitting?

At least since junior year in high school, maybe longer. I really can't remember. I've been actively knitting (as in, a project always in progress) for about 9 years.

2.) How long have you been knitting socks?

About 6 years. My aunt steered me toward a toe up pattern and I've been hooked ever since.

3.) What do you do with a problem like Maria?

Marry her to Luis. (anyone get the reference?)

4.) What is your all time favorite sock yarn?

Cabin Cove. Partly because I love his colors, partly because the base yarn is so soft and partly because Dave is such a great guy!

5.) Toe Up or Cuff Down?

These days, cuff down, I've decided I prefer the fit of a flap heel and haven't found a toe up one that I like. It used to be all about the toe up around here, however. Like for the longest time I resisted cuff down.

6.) What's your favorite color (this week or for all time)? Do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?

This week it's all about pink. I think I am channeling my inner Cookie. Just bought a watch with a pink strap. Wear a pink bike helmet ... you get the idea. I like just about anything in the right combination but tend to steer clear of olivey colors.

7.) Do you have a pet(s)?

Yes, three turtles who are plotting to take over the world. One of them is a "boarder" turtle whose owner has been in Sweden for the last 3 years. Yea, like I'm returning him after all this time!

8.) Babies: Oven Roasted or Barbecued?


9.) Besides socks what is your favorite type of thing to knit?

Hats. I love to get creative with them.

10.) What's your favorite scent?

The smell you get rising from the ground just after the rain. Real ground, not sidewalk!

11.) What music are you really loving right now? Like a song or a band?

Nothing in particular. Yea, I'm boring that way.

12.) How many pairs of socks have you hand knit?

Too many to accurately count. My husband has at least a dozen.

13.) What's your favorite treat? Salty or Sweet?

Depends. I can totally go to town on salty chips and salsa or savor a single truffle.

14.) What was the most interesting thing you smelled yesterday. Not good or bad necessarily, just the thing that stuck out most so that you actually took notice of it.

Indian spices. We went to a party at my sister-in-law's and I must have spilled something on myself. When I came home I had a distinct Indian spice smell about me.

15.) Needles - DPN's: Wooden, metal or plastic?

Addi Turbos! The lace ones if I can get my hands on them. Bamboo dpns if necessary. I really like the rhythm of moving from one dpn to another but circular needles and magic loop are more practical for my needs. Not as easy to lose a needle.

16.) What is your favorite sock pattern that you've knit? What do you recommend?

Don't have one. I've made a couple of patterns twice but rarely more than that except for your basic ribbed sock -- of which I've made at least a dozen.

17.) The last Question: If you were stuck on a deserted island who would you want with you, what knitting would you want with you and would you ever want to leave?

I'd want my husband with me, a light weight wool shawl -- it can double as a blanket, and yes, probably after a few days. I need action around me, even if I don't partake.


Judith Kelley said...

There is a pattern for toe-up socks with a standard heel flap and turned heel. I'm pretty sure it's this one:

I made these once, adjusting the stitch numbers for classic sock yarn (Kroy, IIRC) and could not tell from the finished socks that they were no cuff down.

Cookie said...

I didn't realize you were a flapper.

Learn something new every day.


Dave Daniels said...

Maria? What's that about Maria? My question was about malaria. I've got to back track now. Maria/Malaria. WTF???