Sunday, June 25, 2006

KSKS Questionnaire

What are your favorite colors?
Blues, blue-reds, cream, black, purples, greens, oranges. Just about anything for socks.

Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks?
At least 10 years, but I can't remember when I started.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn?
Yes. (sorry) It depends on the pattern. I prefer a solid or nearly-solid yarn for a fancy, detailed stitch-pattern.

What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn?
A little bit of nylon for strength is nice but I'm willing to knit merino down to a smaller gauge for better wear.

Where do you usually knit socks?
Everywhere.

How do you usually carry/store small projects?
They normally get shoved into my purse or bag.

What are your favorite sock knitting patterns?
My stand-bys are toe-up, short-row heel (although this heel flap turned out really nicely) stockinette socks with a ribbed cuff. I love knitting patterned ones as well though.

What are your favorite sock knitting techniques?
I'll try anything once, but I quite enjoy trying out new techniques.

What new techniques would you like to try?
I'm intrigued by the two-circular technique but I think I would find the dangling ends irritating. Maybe one day.

Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting?
Metal double-points are my favourite.

What are some of your favorite yarns?
Socks that Rock, Regia wool or cotton blends, Trekking, Opal, Bearfoot by Mountain Colors.

What yarn do you totally covet?


Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?
The Eleanora socks look fascinating. I would love to knit those at some point. Lucy Neatby's Bicycle Socks or Fiesta Feet are fascinating beautiful but I don't know if I'd actually knit them.

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?
For socks, nice, rigid, 6" double pointed needles. (Addis or the elusive Holz & Stein circulars for just about everything else.)

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

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?
Dark chocolate covered almonds or ginger or orange peel. Yum.

What’s your favorite animal?
Depends on their personality.

Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages?
None.

If you were a color what color would you be?
??

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

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?
Changes too quickly!

Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read.
I'm starting to feel like this is a game of name that tune and I haven't listened to the appropriate radio station.

Do you have a wishlist?
No.

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today?
Not yet!

3 Comments:

Blogger CarolineF said...

Speaking as someone who has knit 2/3rds of an Eleanora sock I can tell you that they are NOT fascinating to knit. They will be glorious to wear, but they are making me NUTS to knit. I just finished the heel gusset section and am feeling whiny about going back to knitting around and around and around again on that same pattern I did for 80 rows on the leg...

5:10 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

i want to knit the eleanora socks but next in the queue are the here be dragons socks by the knitting biologist. btw, inquiring minds need to know the yarnage for hyrna. care to enlighten me?

2:00 PM  
Blogger Lilli C said...

Angela, enjoyed browsing your blog, (I love dark chocolate, too.)
If you haven't already, I think you'll find this KAL interesting to peruse .
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KnitalongSamplerM/
Also, worth a look are photos posted of an 1842 lace sampler.
Lil :) ... btw, thanks for letting me check out your 'Sharon Miller' at Birkeland's

9:11 AM  

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