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What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? wool, alpaca, anything natural

What fibers do you absolutely not like? synthetics and rough cottons, yuck

What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? i have a needle roll for my DPNs, and a binder for my interchangeables, but my circs are a jumbled mess in my knitting bag

How long have you been knitting & how did you learn
? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? i started in january 2007, i taught myself with Knitting for Dummies and Stitch n Bitch. i would say intermediate.

Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? yes, links are in the sidebar!

What’s your favorite scent? hmmm, that's tough. i love lilac.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? i love anything milk chocolate, and really almost any candy--but no gummy candies, they aren't vegetarian.

What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? not much. i'd like to learn crochet, maybe dyeing and spinning, but for now, it's just knitting.

Do you spin? Dye? nope.

What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD): i have somewhat odd taste in music. my iPod has everything from the Beatles, to the Killers, to Mana to Miles Davis to Bing Crosby. i like just about everything except country.

What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand? i love blues and greens (darker shades) and really just don't like super bright colors, especially orange.

Do you have any pets? Are you allergic to any pets? i have 2 cats, and no pet allergies

Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? all but ponchos!

What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? hmmm, i love doing cowls, mittens, socks, shawls, sweaters . . . i get a little bored with scarves and i'm definitely not a dishcloth knitter.

What is on your needles right now? too much. a baby shrug, a baby blanket, a summer tank top, a cowl, and i'm about to start some socks.

Do you read knitting books? What kind of books i.e. technique, pattern, fiction? i love pattern books, and am also starting to collect stitch dictionaries in the hope that someday i'll be a designer!

Do you like to receive handmade gifts? of course!

Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? circulars, either bamboo or aluminum

Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? both

How old is your oldest UFO? last month i tried to finish a few, but i've still got a pair of socks that must be 2 years old.

What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe? Christmas to both!

Is there anything that you collect? Russian nesting dolls, Beatles albums, yarn . . .

Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? love to get some more knit picks harmonies bamboo DPNs and needle tips, and any brooklyn tweed patterns, they're great.

What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? just interweave. i like yarn forward, but too pricey.

Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn? steeking, colorwork

Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? i am a sock knitter, though a slow one. foot measurements . . . um, i wear a 7.5 shoe. i don't know how helpful that is, but i'm not whipping out a ruler at the office to measure my foot, sorry ;)

When is your birthday? Oct 15

Are you on Ravelry? If so, what’s your ID? angel101580

Are you on KnitPicks Knitting Community? What’s your username? technically i'm signed up, but i don't use it at all.