I don’t entirely understand it, but I am more thrilled than perhaps is healthy at the thought of receiving mail that is good and sent just for me (as opposed to, say, boring Alumni quarterlies, or bills). I want letters, and postcards, gifts and treats to magically appear at my doorstep by way of the post. In the interest of furthering my chances of receiving more good mail, then, I signed up for yet another secret swap: the Knitters Treat Exchange. This one should satisfy my desires for more immediate gratification than SP10, too, since it’s just a one-off. Regardless, I’m very excited!
Knitters Treat Exchange Questionnaire
1. What’s your favourite type of yarn?
Currently, probably merino/silk. I love all natural fibres, though.
2. What’s your least favourite type of yarn?
Acrylic! No, wait, eyelash! Unnatural = yucky.
3. What’s the first thing you do when you visit a new yarn shop?
Stare about in wonder. Then I pet some yarn.
4. What other crafts do you do / would like to do?
I’ve just taken up spinning with a drop spindle, and love it. I’ve dabbled in tonnes, though, from embroidery to copper wire to woodworking.
5. What magazines do you currently subscribe to?
Subscribe to: none. Actually buy: Interweave Knits. May buy in future: other knitting or spinning magazines, folklore/literary journals, eoc-living mags, who knows what else? Have bought in past: neopagan journals, “Natural Home” magazine.
6. Put this type of magazine in order of preference:
Knitting / Crochet / Other Craft / Food / Home / Fashion / Celebrity Gossip / Garden
1. Knitting 2. Other Craft 3. Food 4. Home 5. Crochet 6. Garden 7. Fashion 8. Celebrity Gossip
7. What items do you like to knit / crochet?
More accessories than full-scale clothing. Lace shawls definitely. I’m also getting into socks, and fingerless gloves.
8. Are you allergic to anything?
Pets, mold, and other “environmental” allergens. (Does this keep me from having cats though? Nope!)
9. What do you like to* smell of?
(*This is not a typo. The question is: What do you like to smell of)
Resins (amber, sandalwood) or Citruses, mostly. Florals are tricksy.
10. What’s your favourite way to relax?
Reading a good urban fantasy novel, curled up on the couch (in bed, even better!) with a cup of tea and a purring cat.
11. You’re stood in front of a Victorian style sweet shop, an Italian cafe, an old fashioned bakery and a dainty tea room. Where do you go first?
Tough call! It would depend on my mood. Probably the Tea Room, for the romance and novelty or it, as well as the chances of getting both sweets and caffine!
12. What do you come out with?
A satified expression? Whilst there, however, I will have enjoyed a pastry and copious amounts of tea (and if chai was offered, so much the better).
13. Where do you go next?
The bakery, and then the sweet shop, so that I could re-create the teahouse experience at home!
14. Any other words of wisdom for your pal?
“Follow your bliss” ~Joseph Campbell