Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sockret Pal Questionaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The basics:
How long have you been knitting? I’ve been knitting for almost 2 years.
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? I knit my first pair of socks this August, so I’m a very beginner but I’m pretty comfortable with it!

The measurements:
While your pal may ask for some additional info to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size, or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent.
Size 9 foot, I’m not a big fan of pointy socks or long socks. Most of my socks are ankle length
(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? I love all colors actually. I guess I would not prefer neon colored socks however unless the colorway was just too cool to pass up.
Do you prefer solids or variegated? I’m a big fan of variegated yarn because of the wide variety of colors and I am a color fanatic.
What fibers do you most love to knit with? Cotton, wool, superwash is amazing; merino- I’m not picky
Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? I like sweet Georgia yarns, I’d like to try Trekking XXL, I like lorna’s, Koigu is amazing; I haven’t tried Lion Brands magic stripes yet.
What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? I like knitting tanks or sweaters in the round. I have also knit quite a few pair of mary janes in Noro yarn. I love that stuff

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To wear? I am not picky; haven’t discovered anything horrible yet (well, I’m not a big fan of fun fur and most novelty yarn because I don’t know what to do with it...)
What colors would you never wear? I wear everything; I don’t have the “some colors wash me out,” problem so I’m pretty adventurous the only objection I have is to like seriously acid neon colors (it’s gotta be pretty awesome for me to go there)

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? I knit my first pair on pony pearls dpn’s and loved it.
Circs or Straights? I knit my first pair on tiny size 1 straight pony pearls but eventually I’d like to try knitting socks on circs or using the magic loop method (No, I am not currently equipped to do so).
DPNs or Magic Loop? (see above)
Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like?

The Extras:
Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link! No wish list
Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*) I love nuts! (get ur minds out of the gutters) I mean peanuts, cashews, pistachio’s, almonds, walnuts, pecans etc. And I don’t care if they are smoked, honey roasted, salted, all natural/organic (my favorite), chocolate covered, etc. etc. I also really like runts, pixie sticks, banana laffy taffy, gum- etc etc.
Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc)
Favorite scents? Scents you can't stand? I love anything coconut, pina coloda, or tropical scented. No allergies that I know of.
Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)?
When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!) Sept. 30th
Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? TBD :-)
Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better...
I love going to tropical places to vacation; our last vacation was to Hawaii. I’ve been to Cancun, Mexico twice, Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Thomas, and Anna Maria Island-Florida. I love the sunshine and summer. I love to swim/be in the water. I love going to new places and discovering new cultures; eating new food etc.
I like almost all kinds of music. I know way too much 80’s music for someone my age. I like Mary J Blige, Aerosmith, old Guns n’ Roses, India Arie, Yellowcard, Linkin Park, Tupac, Nas, JZ, Omarion, Danity Cane, Pink, Switchfoot, Pigeon John, Fred Hammond, Crystal Lewis; I guess it’s easier for me to say who I absolutely don’t like: Eminem ( Stan was disturbing but clever), Marlyn Manson, Britney spears( I did like Toxic though).
I read a lot of poetry, I like the Harlem Renaissance era. Langston Hughes is great. Recently I’ve read books by Pearl Cleage and Judy Blume (it was different reading an adult book by Judy Blume; she was my favorite when I was a kid)
I read a lot of fitness mags and books too. I will be studying to get my personal training certification soon. Weightlifting has become a passion of mine; running ain’t so bad either!


Phyllis/Knitgirlll06 said...

Hey Hey Nina,

How are you? Looks to me as though you're a true Knit Pimp :>) Had to keep my word and stop by and say hello. Take care and stop by and hit me sometimes.

Necia said...

Happy Birthday Nina. Here's to hoping you have a GREAT day.


Ninabeena said...

Awww, thanks a million time over Necia! Happy Birthday to you too!
Hey Phylis, good to hear from you gurl friend...

Brooke said...

Happy birthday Nina! Hope you have a good one!

Ninabeena said...

Thanks Brooke!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just checking in. I love the Danica scarf I was going to try knitting it. I even picked some yarn for it. Is it easy?
-Your Sock-ret Pal

Ninabeena said...

It absolutely is easy peasy. It just has a lot of ends to weave in because of how you switching the yarn. It keeps your attention two because the project is always changing. Pretty nifty actually.