I signed up for Secret Pal 13. It's been a while since I did a Secrect Pal swap and I thought it would be fun. Here's the answers to the questions posted on the Secret Pal Blog.
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I don't have a real favorite but if you stay away from plasticlike acrylic and mohair you'll do fine.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a needle roll and a box for them.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I've been knitting for over 40 years and I consider myself to be an advanced knitter
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes I have an Amazon wish list.
5. What's your favorite scent?
Spicy woodsy type fragrances nothing too sweet smelling
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I sure do! Love sour stuff, but I'm on a diet so please keep candy to a minimum
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I do counted cross stitch but not very often. I don't spin but desperately would love to learn to do it at least on a spindle.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like rock and roll as well as jazz and classical. I can play MP3's
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
My favorite colors are green, brown and orange, any earth tones really. Stay away from pastels.
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I'm married with two teenagers, we have a guinea pig.
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Scarves, hats, and mittens no ponchos.
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I don't have a preference. I knit all sorts of things.
13. What are you knitting right now?
An Aran sweater, a shawl, and some socks
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circular, I love bamboo but have recently begun to use Addi turbos so aluminum is fine too just not plastic
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I have both
17. How old is your oldest UFO?
About three years and I don't think it's ever going to be finished.
18. What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe?
Thanksgiving and Passover are my favorite holidays. I observe Hanukkah.
19. Is there anything that you collect?
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I'd love to try the knitpicks harmony needles because they look so nice, I don't subscribe to any of the magazines I prefer to pick them up when I see that they have something I like in them.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I'd like to master making socks on two circulars, I've been working on a sock that uses the method without much success.
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I am a sock knitter but have a ton of sock yarn right now, my foot is 7 1/2 inches long not including the toe, and 8 1/2 around the ball of my foot.
23. When is your birthday?
24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?
Yes I am my ID is Fizbin.