UK Swap – questionnaire
Part One: Crafting
Do you knit, crochet, or both?
Knit, try to crochet.
What do you like to make? Do you have a favourite project?
I’m drawn to patterns with textured stitches and use small needle sizes!. This makes me a bit slow.. Just finished this, and then picked up this and the difference in speed is amazing!. The project I’m most pleased with so far is Cyd as I wear it a lot, The Box Stitch Jacket as, although it took an age, is perfect for my mum so made me happy, taking part in the last blanket as I love the fact it’s a joint project with a little bt of everyone in it.
Do you have a favourite type of fibre or brand of yarn?
Just knitted something in Jo Sharp’s Silkroad Tweed – lovely, but sadly not easy to get hold of in the UK. Don’t really have a fave brand. Love tweeds though.
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn?
Sneezy yarn (eyelash or dingly-dangly stuff) or anything that splits too easily.
Do you do any other crafts?
I’m a designer by trade so I love making things; drawing, sewing, cooking, gardening on the balcony (wishing for an allotment again), dancing and not strictly a craft, but love reading
What knitting do you bring ‘on the go’?
If the project I’m working on is at a small enough stage, I’ll just take that. Otherwise I have a couple of baby things I need to do, and we’re doing another blanket swap at easter so maybe a square of that.
What do you carry your ‘on the go’ knitting in? Do you want something new?
A handy bag I use was given to my by someone at Foyles knitting group – it’s from Japan and may be a wash bag, but it’s small, roundish and has a drawstring – great for small projects. Bags are always good; small & simple :)
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over?
Will have a think…
Part Two: Your Favourites
What is your favourite colour? What is your least favourite colour?
I like groups of colours; pinks / oranges together, greens / blues together with a plain colour such as grey or brown. Don’t like Royal Blue at all – makes my eyes go funny :)
What scents/smells do you like? What don’t you like?
See below. Spicy and woody are good, but I don’t like vanilla as a scent.
What goodies to you like to treat your tummy with? (chocolate, biscuits, truffles, etc.)
Dark chocolate (Mayan Gold, Mint, Orange or those ones with Rose / violet creams) and cheese, heh… I’m a sucker for trying regional stuff to; if we go away anywhere I’ll more than likely pick up some Brighton Rock, local Cheddar and honey or suchlike..
Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit? Any particular kind? Favourite mug/cup?
Both – tea in this teapot, coffee in the Cath Kidston cup & saucer I got as a gift.
Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TVshow-Along, movies, music, podcasts)
Haven’t yet mastered knitting-without-looking (more than a stitch or two) so listen to the radio mostly (R4) and just discovered CraftLit…
Part Three: Living & Pastimes
Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address)
Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else?
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan during the cherry blossom festival, Seville when the almond blossoms are out, Argentina and Patagonia!
If you couldn’t go to a knitting group, what other kind of gathering would you go to? (book club, tea party, yoga class, jewelery class, etc.)
Often go to book group, tea parties, used to go to Spanish class and try and go to yoga… oh & the pub of course!
What’s your style? (elegant, traditional, glamourous, girly, natural, sporty, outgoing, etc.)
Tricky question. Not girly, but do dress up for my life in the Actionettes. Not sporty but like walking and yoga. Try to be natural – organic, local stuff – but also liking the high-tech :) – blogging and Ravelery!
Any allergies/preferences (fibre-wise or treat-wise)?
Vegetarian, but unless you were to send sausages I can’t see this as a problem!
Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know?
Don’t think so, but get in touch with your own questions should you have any :)