Thursday, 12 June 2008

round 2 swap blog

Part One: Crafting
Do you knit, crochet, or both? knit but can also chrochet granny squares
What do you like to make? anything that can be worn or used. love felted bags
Do you have a favourite project? whatever i am knitting becomes my favourite project at that
Do you have a favourite type of fiber or brand of yarn? i only like natural fivbres, no acrylics.
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn? acrylics and bright colours
Do you do any other crafts? patchwork and quilting and spinning
Do you knit in public? If so where do you like knitting and what is your "portable" project? yes, and always have a knittted project in the car for traffic jams..
What do you carry your "portable" knitting in? a felted bag
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over? love my denise needles and am now also buying the smaller sizes of knitpicks coloured bamboo needles i also love lion brand yarn for felting.

Part Two: Your Favourites
What is your favourite colour? dont have one fav colour, but love muted colours
What is your least favourite colour? orange
What scents/smells do you like? What don't you like? love lavender hate ginger
How do you like to pamper yourself? (bubble bath, hand creams, massage, manicure) nice long bath with lavender bubble bath
What goodies to you like to eat? (chocolate, biscuits, sweets,crisps etc) chocolate
Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit? Any particular kind? earl grey tea and only starbucks coffee
Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TVshow-Along, movies, music, podcasts, audiobooks) depends who is in the room , i am not a television fan (husband is) but like talking books

Part Three: About you, Living & Past-times
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be (and why)? a lovely soft alpaca i love knitting with it.
Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address) somerset
Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else? grew up in a city moved to the country 30 years ago
What is your favourite place in the UK? love lots of places in the UK but feel at peace in st Ives cornwall
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? have travelled a lot but , still want to visit the far east
What other hobbies do you have? patchwork and quilting , spinning, walking.

Part Four: The Theme
As part of this swap we are asking you to post (or link to) a picture or photograph you like. Your swap pal will use the photo as a basis for a themed item or parcel. my favourite picture would be of st ives bay in cornwall sorry dont know how to post a picture, so just imagine the sea, either calm or rough.
It could be of a specific item, e.g. Jellybeans, an Alpaca, a rainbow or a scene e.g. sunset, beach, woodland or anything else you can think of! Please add a few words to explain why you have chosen the photo if you think this is appropriate.
It could be a photo you have taken or a picture you have found on the internet. Please note - if the picture is not yours please ensure you seek permission from the owner before posting it on yo

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