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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

kitty: Knitters Treat Exchange

Spring sounds like a good time of year to sign up for another swap. I haven' t signed up for one in awhile, and my friend Mia passed this link to me a couple of days ago. So I signed up for the Knitters Treat Exchange hosted by Tea and Cakes and Tangelled Angel Knits.
1. What's your favorite type of yarn? I prefer natural and organic fibers. For me, the key features are texture, interest, and hand. I covet anything soft to the touch. I am intrigued by the unusual (fiber combination, texture, or novelty) and of course anything cheetah print.

2. What's your least favorite type of yarn? I cringe at anything scratchy, itchy, and hard.

3. What's the first thing you do when you visit a new yarn shop? Check out to see if they carry habu yarns, fair trade yarns, organic fibers, and then hit the sock area.

4. What other crafts do you do / would like to do? I would say my area of true expertise is in 16th century Spanish Bead work. Worked blind and only through touch.

Actual Have Done or Do:
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Victorian Ribbon Art
'20's Bead Work
Vintage Textile Restoration: (Manually and Chemically)
Fashion Design: Flat Pattern and Draping
Some Millinery
Cross Stitch


Great Interest and Desire to learn:
Japanese Embroidery
Chinese Embroidery
Victorian Hair Weaving

5. What magazines do you currently subscribe to? Vogue Knitting, Interweave, Rowan, and Inspirations

6. Put this type of magazine in order of preference:
Knitting / Crochet / Other Craft / Food / Home / Fashion / Celebrity Gossip / Garden

Knitting / Food / Other Craft / Fashion / Garden / Crochet / Home / Celebrity Gossip

7. What items do you like to knit / crochet? I will knit just about anything, currently though I am on a lace and sock kick.

8. Are you allergic to anything? Yes; smoke, strong perfume, millinery arsenic, dairy, mold, anything citrus, and pollen

9. What do you like to smell of? Madagascan Vanilla, Lavender, Honey, Maple Sugar, and Camomile

10. What's your favorite way to relax? Long hot bath or knitting in bed with the kitties

11. You're stood in front of a Victorian style sweetshop, an Italian cafe, an old fashioned bakery and a dainty tea room. Where do you go first? Dainty tea room no questions asked.

12. What do you come out with? A lovely cup of some exotic sounding tea and a scone

13. Where do you go next? Victorian style sweetshop to get some hand pulled sugar or marzipan creation

14. Any other words of wisdom for your pal? knit knit knit

1 comment:

  1. Hello, treatee-to-be! Just wanted to give you a little note to let you know that you shall not go un-treated in the KTE. I'll poke around your blog archives for a bit for inspiration, and send you an email when your package is in the mail. Happy knitting!
    ~Knitter's Treat Exchange pal