Attention Perth Knitters

I am thinking of Starting a Stitch and Bitch in Subiaco or Claremont. If anyone is interested can they please email me and if we get numbers we can then arrange time and place.



Saturday, September 30, 2006

Sock-Ret Pal Questionnaire

Ok its a bit late! But here it is:

The basics:
How long have you been knitting?
I have been knitting for about 3 years now.

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?
Intermediate- still learning different heels/toes/patterns- but have 'my perfect fit' plain pattern down pat.

The measurements:
Well I am a size 6 Australian, standing on a ruler gives 23cm and i normally cast on 56stitches on a 2.75mm needle in normal sock yarn, (going down to 52 after the gusset decreases) 60 rows before toes (see perfect fit comment above)

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love?
I love blues, greens and browns. However with socks i like to go abit crazy so use all colours.

Do you prefer solids or variegated? variegrated

What fibers do you most love to knit with? socks- anything that can go in the washing machine!!!

Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? regia is better than opal, normally use patons and online (thats all i can get over here), ADORE lornas laces, would love to try STR, CTH

What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? im on a lace kick at the moment. also have the pattern but no yarn for the simple knitted bodice, and sizzle.
I have a great lace pattern called the heree be dragon shawl. only trouble is it calls for 1750yds of lace. I was thinking brown/gold or silver/ice colourways but have no idea how to find or get good but not too expensive lace. If you can help me withthat i shall be ever in your debt.

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To wear?What colors would you never wear?
I am not a fan of novelty yarns or anything too starchy or acrylic. dont mind a bit of lycra or model in the yarn as it makes it lighter. i like cotton. to wear- black, greens, blues, neutrals- i would never wear purple, red, orange, or pink

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood?
I normally use metal straights and plastic dpns but have recently discovered bamboo dpns and they are my new favourite.

Circs or Straights? straights- i love the susan bates crystailites but mine have broken so am always on the lookout for them as they are not readily available here.

DPNs or Magic Loop?Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? I am a dpn girl. I tried the magic loop but just couldn't understand it! Accessories- hmmm I would love some coil-less safety pins- i cannot find them anywhere here in perth.

The Extras:
Do you have a wish list?

Do you like sweet, sour or salty?
sweet of course, major chocolate, coffee and gummy lollie addict here

Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? nope

Favorite scents? Scents you can't stand? love musk, vanilla, citrus sents

Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? i cross-stitch and am experimenting with beaded knitting (does that count)

When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!) 24th november (and counting down the days)

Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? nope and never tried but have been thinking about it.

Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better... well I am a student who lives at home and does part time work for my father so hence never has any money for yarn, would love to learn to crochet (even bought the happy hooker but couldn't figure it out) and wishes knitpicks would ship internationally.

Hope this helps

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You made my day!!! Lots to think about...... Thanks so much!!