Saturday, November 04, 2006

Have I Mentioned Swapping and Kitting?

In addition to the coffee swap, I am participating in the Secret Pal 9, and just yesterday I signed up for the Scout & Bev's Knit Mitt Kit Swap. Do I really need excuses to buy more yarn?

Anyway, here is the KMKS questionnaire:

What are your favorite colors? I'm definitely in the blue/green end of the spectrum right now. However, my largest project for me is a cranberry red and I've purchased quite a bit of autumnul colored yarn lately.

Are you a new mitt knitter? How long have you been knitting mittens? I have knit one pair of mittens and I am on my fourth pair of wristlets, but all of them have been gifted.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? For sweaters I like solids, but for scarfs, mittens and socks, the multicolored is really fun.

What fibers do you prefer in mitten yarn?
Whatever is fat and warm and soft.

Where do you usually knit mittens? Wherever I usually knit.

How do you usually carry/store small projects? I stuff them in my bag, ziplocs always come in handy.

What are your favorite mitten patterns? I really want to try the Target Wave Mittens in the Fall 2006 IK. The LYS had a pair made up in Alpaca - so soft and snuggly.

What are your favorite mitten knitting techniques? Don't have any.

What new techniques would you like to try?

What are your favorite needles for knitting mittens? DPN's

What are some of your favorite yarns? I just stay away from the itchy. I love my Jaywalkers in Mountain Colors Bearpath.

What yarn do you totally covet? Socks that Rock and Koigu KPPPM

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?
I am totally blanking right now.

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?
I love wooden DPNS bamboo, rosewood, ebony all are wonderful. I also use my Knitpicks options.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?
Malabrigo merino - any color!

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? I am a sour candy gal.

What’s your favorite animal? I have a cat and a dog. The cat is more user-friendly, the dog is just more friendly.

Would you prefer super warm mittens or something more like fingerless mitts? Right about now, I'm ready for the super-warm mittens. (Minnesota. Brrrr.)

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

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?
I love peonies and lilacs.

Do you have a wishlist? Nope.

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today?

Read on!

KIP progress:
DH's first sock is finished, however, regardless of how big his foot measured (10 1/2"), I think the sock is too big. He'll be home from hunting tomorrow so a fitting will happen and we'll go from there.

There has been multiple dabbling on other projects, both sleeves of the Banff are in progress (about one inch - Dr. Who last night). The second River Rapid sock is underway in Lisa Souza's Gendarme colorway (about an inch and a half - Battlestar Galactica last night).

I am chauffeur for the rest of the weekend, so off I go, knitting in hand!

I"m keeping myself to one swap at a time. Otherwise, things would just get insane.
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