Monday, August 18, 2008

Falling For Ewe ~ a yarn swap

I fell in love with the name of this yarn swap over on Ravelry. I would invite you to join, but sign-ups are already closed! It is time to post the usual question and answer list, so here is mine ;)

Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft? Both. Mostly knit, for about 35 (?) years
Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do?
Yes, but not spindling. I have three wheels.
Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
Some beading (simple jewelry making); soap making
What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
My favorite fiber and yarn is Corriedale (which is what I raise) I am not fond of straight silk nor the new-to-the market soys, bamboos, etc. (at least for spinning) I do like some of them for yarns and knitting
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
I detest cotton and am not that fond of linen. And, while I enjoy a good alpaca yarn or fiber, I have been working with so much of it this summer that I am really ready for a break from it (so please, no alpaca fiber or yarn – grin)
Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance?
I have never knit with Noro (am I the only one?) I would also love to try some of the Woolen Rabbit's yarns.
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?
Lace and socks
What are you currently working on? Anything you plan to start this autumn?
This is no lie…I probably have about 20 different projects at some point in the works ;/ Terrible, I know. This includes several pairs of socks, at least one pair of mittens, probably two shawls (maybe more), two felted bags. Hmmm, what else?
What is your favorite FO? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)
A shawl I made for my daughter (picture below) last year after the birth of her youngest son. It was made with wool from her favorite sheep, Violet:


What is your oldest UFO?
I think that would be the Hanami Shawl from last year (pictured below). It is on hold.


Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
I would like to learn to work steeks. And maybe knit with two circular needles. I can do the magic loop and the dpns in my sleep, but just for the sake of saying I can would like to try the two circulars ;)
Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, favorite project. Do you want foot measurements in inches or just a general size? I will have to get that for you…
Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?
Yes, both
Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks?
Most of my needles are seperated by size and are in what was meant to be for something else but I can’t remember what. It has nice, heavy duty plastic with zipper holders. And my set of Denise interchangeables are in their own case.
Do you collect anything?
I like things with sheep and especially like things with both Christ and sheep – I have some old pictures like that.
What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
Southern Gospel and old hymns and no, I am not MP3 ready (grin)
Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
Yes. Caramel is probably my favorite.
What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
We live on a family farm. No pets, but a flock of sheep (around 30); two retired draft mares (Percheron horses); two barn cats and half a dozen or so chickens. We have three grown children, one teenage foster son and six grandchildren.
Are you allergic to anything?
Perfumes, though I am fine with natural fragrances like lavender (the real thing, not lavender fragrance oils); spicy scents and citrus type scents.
Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal.
No on-line wish list.
Are you having a birthday during this swap?
What is your Ravelry ID?

I hope this helps my swap pal....I would be happy to answer any other questions, just email me ;)


Robin said...

Sounds like a fun swap! That shawl is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Celena said...

Ditto what Robin said. That shawl is gorgeous! I'm about to enter the land of lace knitting myself. I've shyed away from it until now. I'm spinning some merino/silk lace weight yarn that I want to use to make a lace stole. Now I just have to find the perfect, uncomplicated, east-to-remember pattern. :)