1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
hmm that is hard to pick… really any wool, alpaca, silk, and my new love: linen!

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
my needle sets are fine in their own case, and i store my dpns/straights in one of those drawstring socks that new shoes come in

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
i’ve been knitting about 2 years, but i was immediately hooked on it, so i’ve made a dedicated effort to learn lots and lots, so i like to think of myself as a little more advanced than my years..

5. What’s your favorite scent?
cinnamon, or lanolin!

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
where to start…… i just got back from a trip to the World M&M’s store, those aren’t my all time favorite but what a fun splurge! if i had to pick a favorite i’d say anything small-batch or artisan or old-fashioned.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
beading and paper crafts like collage. i belong to a stitch marker exchange which is fun. i inherited a sheep’s fleece but i’ve been too intimidated to do anything but sniff and pet it..

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StuffKnittersWantandGottaHave_Exchange/

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
lots of kinds, particularly blues or folk/rock. extremely open to trying music i haven’t heard before, and yes, I am technologically inclined

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?
i love green and orange, but i really love color in general, i surround myself with bright colors and look for them in my knitting too. although, i really love brown to wear, maybe because it goes with lots of colors?

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
i live with my boyfriend and my college roomate, although we are all graduated. we have a cat whom i love to death, a python, and a fishtank. do the neighbors count as animals??

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
um, i live in chicago! i wear anything that will help keep me warm! i’m big on slippers in the house.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
yup, socks. garments, too, when i have the cash and ambition. i like stitch sampler dishcloths, too– because i actually use them.

13. What are you knitting right now?
2 second socks of different pairs, a very slow malabrigo clapotis, and i need to cast-on for the second felted oven mitt for my sister’s housewarming. i do love felting– i do it by hand.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
i can’t say that i have received many of them to date! always open to possibilities

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
circular or dpn, and i use different materials for different occasions. i own and use all types

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

umm..

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
6 months?

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving- it’s on my birthday again this year!

19. Is there anything that you collect?

my bf just told me i collect unfolded laundry on the chair!

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
i work at a library and i always bring home the newer knitting books and determine that i simply must buy them! the most recent addition to my need-list is Favorite Socks by Ann Budd.

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
i am learning stranded knitting, but i am so far incapable of tensioning the yarn in my left hand.

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what’s your ID?
TelmahQ