p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?

_I was raised on acrylics, like Red Heart, and I do use them now and then, but I have recently discovered the wild world of fibers and I’m VERY excited about that!_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 2. Do you spin? Crochet?

_I am interested in spinning and have considered picking up some roving and a drop spindle. I think it would be great to show the kids the whole process- from animal to garment and everything in between – very educational._
_Yes, I have crocheted off and on since I was a little girl._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)

_So far as I know I only have seasonal allergies, and more what I might call environmental allergies, but I’m getting tested next month. I’ve not noticed any reactions to anything else._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 4. How long have you been knitting?

_Only since March of this year! (2005)_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

_Yes, my wishlists are linked here on the sidebar. I wonder if there are any yarn stores that setup wishlists? hmmm…_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 6. What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)

_Vanilla, cucumber and jasmine._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 7. Do you have a sweet tooth?

_Don’t we all? Mmmmm… with chocolate, who needs therapy?_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?

Digital Photography – I LOVE making photos both from the camera and post-processing on the computer. I’ve taken literally gigs of digital photos since my first digital camera in ’98.
_We are currently remodeling our quaint turn-of-the-century home- that can be fun._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

_A little bit of most everything – haven’t found a style of music I hate, I just don’t like all of everything. Yes._
_My favorite audio activity lately is listening to audio books on my “free ipod”:http://www.freephotoiPods.com/?r=13079427 – especially while knitting!_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 10. What’s your favorite color? Or–do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can’t stand?

_I love Green, sage green, hunter green – just not neons or puky greens. Lately I tend towards the greyish version of colors if that makes sense._
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p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

_Happily married, with children, lots of children, ages span from 4-16 years old. A dog (Pickles), a cat (Lasagna), a hamster (Goodie) and son has 2 tanks of guppies (too many to name)._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)

_My children are one of my dreams, I’m living that one. My husband is a dream, tho not sure that is the answer to the question. I have a dream to become a freelance photographer. And we’d love to build our own log home(loosely used term, as our plans are for a LARGE, not a small one) on a nice piece of land, that our children can always come back to, wherever they are in life._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?

_I tend to like yarns that are soft. I’m really exploring this whole fiber thing, and haven’t experienced too many different kinds, I’m just amazed at what is out there and available – my eyes have been opened!_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

_I’m tending to lean away from acrylics and unnaturals, tho I still use them, I’m just so intruiged by how much more is out there, and I like the whole ‘natural’ aspect of them._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?

_I’d say sweaters, right now. And even as a new knitter, I’m tending towards the not-so-simple. I just discovered cables, and aran knitting. I just have so many projects I want to do, and not enough time to do them all!_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

_I haven’t really developed a favorite yet, tho I really enjoyed knitting in the round, my first completed project, a baby cap._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 17. What are you knitting right now?

_My project progress is in the sidebar there. I’m doing socks, an afghan, a hat in the round (that is fun) and I’ve started several sweaters (yet to complete one of them, tho)._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 18. What do you think about ponchos?

_I’m not completely for or against. I think they are currently overdone, probably, but my daughters like them._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

_Long straights and circulars._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

_LOVE Bamboo!_

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 21. Are you a sock knitter?

_Why yes, I am._ ;-)

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 22. How did you learn to knit?

_First, I taught myself out of a book, and then I went to my mom to help me really figure it out. Even tho she’s a couple thousand miles away, my friend “Debbie”:http://sternski.com/debbie has been an invaluable source of answers and help. I also am an avid researcher, so I’ve read, experimented, watched videos, and t.v. shows to learn more._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 23. How old is your oldest UFO?

_About 2 months old._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?

_No major adorations here, tho I tend to be a cat person, if anything, and love my Lasagna._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 25. What is your favorite holiday?

_Not my birthday :-) but I intend to change that a bit this year. I’d probably say Christmas._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 26. Is there anything that you collect?

_Children? I know, funny. Or not. I’m a geek – a techie – so I’d probably say gadgets, if anything. I started collecting snow globes many times years ago, but with small children that never worked out, if you know what I mean._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

_I just subscribed to Interweave Knits – my first knitting magazine ever._

p{color:maroon;font-weight:bold}. 28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?

_I currently have “SnB”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0761128182/ref=wl_it_dp/103-9921116-1573413?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I304UGA01MRD6H&v=glance&colid=JBK8XOS2U9L0 from the library and I’m thinking this would be a great resource to have around on a permanent basis._