SP8 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I prefer pure wool or other natural fibers or sock yarn with a little bit of poly-xy. I love alpaca. I absolutely hate something like Brasilia: fringed yarn (in German we call it Fusselgarn) or boucl, 100% poly-xy: aarhg!!

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
For my circular needles I use a Regia Box (that’s a simple metal box). For my dpn’s I made a little felted case.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I’m knitting for years, my level is intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes, I send you the link if you want.

5. What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I’m sorry: I hate candles with any scent! And I don’t like any flavored bath products.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Oh yes: I love very dark chocolate!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
Yes, I’m spinning.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Yes, my equipment can play MP3s. Music all over the place: Rock, Pop, classical music too but please no Techno!

9. What’s your favorite color? Or–do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can’t stand?
I like blue, red, orange, brown, black, green. I don’t like yellow.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Single with one cat.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes, I wear scarves, hats and mittens. No Ponchos please! I think they are an undesirable trend.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I love to knit socks and cardigans or scarves.

13. What are you knitting right now?
At the moment I’m knitting lace socks.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circular needles or for socks and other little pieces dpn’s, bamboo, ebony or rosewood.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I only own a Niddy Noddy.

17. How did you learn to knit?
I learned to knit in elementary school and by my grandma and mum.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
Almost one year and I guess it will be never a FO!

19. What is your favorite holiday?
Day of Reunification: October 3.

20. Is there anything that you collect?

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
For the books: see my Amazon wish list. I’m reading the Rowan Magazine, Interweave Knits, sometimes the Vogue Knitting and some German knitting magazines.

22. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
With every new project I learn something new or I learn, that I have to learn a new technique.

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes! I love to knit socks! My measurements: in German 40, that’s US 9

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)

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