Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fall Felted Bag Exchange Questionnaire

~How long have you been knitting or crocheting? I knitted as a pre-teen but only the basics and didn't do it much until now; I've been knitting Jan 2006. How did you learn? And from whom? First was from a Girl Scout leader, this time I taught myself from books and and just "doing it".
~What was your first felted object, and why did you decide to try felting?
This bag. I saw some felted bags pictured when I was looking for patterns to make purses and thought it looked interesting.
~What are your favorite colors? I love ocean colors, (blue,green, aqua shades) also like pale shades of pink and purple, I like beiges/tans/browns. Any you hate?
none really, but I don't think I'd carry an all red, orange or yellow bag, although muted shades of those blended would be ok. it's fall! LOL. and I don't like neons, really.
~What are your favorite styles\types of bags? (Long straps? Short handles? Handbags? Totes? Embellished? Plain? Include links to patterns or photos if you’d like – give your pal an idea of what you enjoy!) I
like them all! But if I have to choose...let's see. a handbag with a handle/strap I could carry over my arm. I could always use a tote to carry a project. As far as embellishments, I don't like "gaudy" A little novelty or accent yarn is fine, or some cool buttons. I'll get back to some ideas with photos later.
~What handbag or bag are you carrying today? Right now,
this one, but mine is a tapestry fabric with a palm/floral/monkey print!
~ Do you use a separate bag to carry your knitting? yes, I use my Go Knit! pouch, or a quilted bag for a larger project or if I need all my supplies.
~What other things do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? oh...I like to knit lots of things. I've been knitting a few tank top sweaters in cotton/blend yarn which I love, I like to knit dishcloths for quick easy FO's, I'm learning to knit lace but I haven't done much beyond a scarf in a lace pattern, and I like to knit hats, and pretty scarfs. One thing...I am NOT a sock knitter person.

~What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum) Each has their place, depending on the project, I think. I do love my bamboo needles, but all my circs are aluminum right now.
~What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make?
I want to knit a lace shawl or wrap.
~What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with? bamboo. Or, Sea Silk, but that's crazy expensive!
~What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? No. Sew? in my dreams. Garden?
yes, flower & herb
~Besides yarn, do you collect anything?
sea glass, shells, beach/palmtree related things.
~What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets?Chocolate. Milk, some dark, never white. Cookies. Candy is dandy. Jelly belly jelly beans, yummy stuff. Cashews.
~Anything you hate or are allergic to?
Those little baby peas in a can. If you're going to send that, I think I'd cry! ;-)
~Do you have any kiddos? (Furry kind count!)
uh huh...the cat who would be king, an elderly bunny and a gold fishie.
~What kind of project best personifies you and why?
nothing too complicated or overly fussy, something soft and sweet and resilient, cuz that's me!
~What is your favorite part of Autumn? I like the changing leaves and the "smell". Can't describe it, it's just "there." the nip of it in the air. Fall decorations are fun too, but I don't like halloween decorations out except just a few days before and after that date.
~You can also share a special Autumn memory if you'd prefer!
I think going to the apple orchard and picking apples having cider, and going on hayrides at the pumpkin farms was fun.
~Tell us 3 things you would do if you won 10 million dollars in the lottery. Whew...let's see. I would buy the houses i want: the one across the street from mine that is on the water and is one level but needed too much work to bring it up to my taste and to justify the asking price, and a house in Tucson AZ. I'd open a "knit cafe" for people to come and sit and knit/crochet/craft and nosh. And oh yes, have a yarn shop in there too. The hours would be geared towards working people. Open late and on weekends. I'd also lease an execujet so I could travel at will and not have to worry about big airports.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

I'd love to come and sit in your knit cafe, especially if there is that autumn smell in the air! I know just what you mean - it inspires you to be outside as much as possible!

I look forward to learning more about you through the felted bag exchange!