Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Dye-o-rama Meme

My first Meme! (How is meme pronounced?)

Questions specific to this swap:

Your favorite colors?

Red, Pinks and Purples

Preferred yarn weight (Fingering, Sport, DK, maybe even Worsted)?

I am not prejudiced against any weight of yarn. I embrace them all for their inherent Yarnly Goodness. Lace weight and Bulky live side by side in my stash.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn?

I have a weakness for multicolored yarn but this is not always a good thing since I cannot knit many of the lovely sock patterns with them, so solids are wonderful. Again, they all have Yarnly Goodness so how can any yarn be bad?

If your buddy is able to do so, would you like a variegated, self-striping, or self-patterning yarn?

Yarn buddy -- do what ever pleases you!

Would you be interested in a wool blend sock yarn (nylon, tencel, silk, acrylic, alpaca, etc.)?

Yes but plain vanilla (dyed of course) sock yarn is just fine.

Imagine the perfect colorway. What would you name it?

Raspberry Parfait

What was the biggest appeal to you for joining this dye-along?

The challenge. I love to learn new things and this is giving me the push to do so and to meet others at the same time (another challenge for me).

General yarn/fiber questions:

Have you dyed yarn/fiber before?

Yes, using Jello and Wilton's type food colors.

If so, what i’s your favorite dye and method?

No favorites yet but I do prefer top of stove to microwave.

Do you spin?


Have you knit socks before?


Do you use sock yarn for just socks or in other patterns too?

I am open to other uses but mainly sock yarn is used for socks. Other yarns, however, also get used for socks. So, my socks really do not care if a yarn is labeled for their use or not. (My feet do not care either.)

What are some of your favorite yarns?

Right now I am enamored of the Cascade 220s for basic knitting. Otherwise I like to play around.

What yarn do you totally covet?

All of them.

Favorite patterns?

Those that take changes readily.

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?

Not that I can think of. Any suggestions?

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?

I fully admit to being an Addi Turbo snob with Crystal Palace bamboos for my dpns.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?

I'd be Cascade 220 -- not superwash. I come in a huge array of colors for all moods and am good for almost anything but I still want to be handled gently.

Nothing to do with knitting/yarn/fiber in any way but seemed kinda fun:

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?


What'’s your favorite animal?

Sheep of course ... turtles run a close second.

Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages?

Turtles -- the house turtle is Gym, the border turtle is Natasha and the Female Child's turtle is Sparky. Boy, boy, girl (yes, Natasha is a boy ... his owner is Boris). Gym and Natasha are ageless (no idea) and Sparky is about 3.

If you were a color what color would you be?


Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else'’s).

A basic silk blouse. Solid enough to hide the most obtrusive undergarment but soft enough to drape elegantly.

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?

Waterfalls. In the winter when they are frozen they are at their most awe inspiring. The Gorges at Cornell University boast some of the prettiest and most accessible falls that I have ever seen.

Tell me the best quote you've ever heard or read.

"You can't fight evil with a macaroni duck." Arthur in The Tick

Do you have a wishlist?


Anything else you'’d like to share with the group today?

Not today, thank you.

1 comment:

Yarn Gurl said...

Hi Buddy,

Thanks for the info. I'm ordering my acid dye this week and can't wait to start experimenting!! Happy knitting :-)