Tuesday, September 04, 2007

"Fall Into Autumn" Dishcloth Exchange

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it?
Knit and crochet - I've been crocheting since the 80s and have been knitting for only a few years.

2. Have you made dishcloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both?
Yes, I have. I have used them and given them as gifts.

3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before ?
I have used Sugar n' Cream, Peaches & Cream, Cottontots, and Bernat Organic Cotton. I would love to try Knit Picks CotLin.

4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles?
I mostly use straight needles unless I am knitting hats. Then I would use circulars. I mainly use metal but I do have 1 plastic size 7 needles. For dishcloths, I would use straight needles.

5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much?
I don't think I have seen many dishcloth colors that I don't like. But I tend to use the variegated colors more than the solids. I do like all shades of blue, green, purple, red.

6. What do you like best about Autumn?
When I was living up in Maine, there was the changing colors of the leaves. It was a beautiful time of the year. This year I am looking forward to the fiber festivals and other crafty festivals here in Oregon.

7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks!
Pecan and Pumpkin

8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day?
I think I was the one who couldn't wait to get started.

9. Do you celebrate Halloween? (The real key here guys is especially knowing if you have an aversion to the holiday or little goodies/decorations associated with it, given the time frame of the swap)
Yes - Halloween is my favorite holiday. I still have my witchy hat from last year. Every year I look forward to the little pumpkin candies that come out for Halloween. And now I have two little boys to take out trick or treating.

10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose?
Strawberries, chocolate, cheesecake

11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;)
No pets - 2 kids, both boys, 1 is 4 years old (will be 5 on Sept. 17th) and the other will be 2 on November 17th - and 1 husband

12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why?
I think that I would be a superwash wool in a camouflage colorway - something soft but machine washable.

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Merino Wool.You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted. You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes.
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13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths?

14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why? (Feel free to share another fall memory if you do not celebrate either of these holidays)
Halloween - I love everything about it from the decorations, the crisp scent of the air, and the children running around like goblins. I always watch all the Halloween movies. Then there was the one year when I went out around midnight with a friend and we had the bright idea to visit the local cemetary. I drove down from Virginia to Milton, Florida for a visit and we went out to Coon Hill Cemetary. I haven't been to a cemetary since then but I do watch Ghost Hunters.

15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about?
No allergies. Don't care for cigarette smoke. I love handmade soap and lavender is my favorite scent.

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Alison said...

Hello back at ya from Hillsboro! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I'll have to pick your brain about local yarn stores - I've only been to 3 of the bazillion in the area :)

Anonymous said...

This is just a quick hello from your Fall into Autumn secret pal.
Great answers to oyur questionnaire! Can't wait to start your package!