Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap Questionnaire

1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why?

Oh, that's a toughie. There are so many... Maine. I've only been once and I was kinda' along for the ride on that one. Washington. It's just so different from my image of the West Coast. Montana. Big Sky Country. Texas. So many friends and family there. (I'll quit there.)

2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why?

Again, can't do just one. Scotland, because I want to see the ancestral home and more. Ireland, because it's such a great mix of the pastoral and urban cities. New Zealand, because I miss my cousins, and with all those sheep, there must be great wool, thus, great yarn... Greece, because it's the one place I feel I must go or I'll really be missing something.

3. Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries?

Oh yeah. The favorite example would be the cross-half-country trip around 1992, to a wedding in Chicago. "Life is a Highway" was a Top Forty hit, and I will never hear it without thinking of Rebecca and that trip!

4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it?

Nope. The only islands I've been to are off the Virginia coast, if that counts?

5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why?

Any of those summer trips in college with Rebecca.

6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state (if international, country)? Explain.

LOL... Yeah. I live next door to one of James Monroe's holdings. I work at the foot of the back side of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. We have a host of great, local wineries and vineyards, a couple of unique museums, and I love to share it with friends!

7. Are you a museum visitor, beach comer or an amusement seeker?

Mostly beach comer with a dash of museum visitor thrown in. Since I can't ride the rides anymore because of my back, amusement parks just get on my nerves.

8. What's your favorite type of yarn?

Sock yarn! Or did you mean a brand, or particular fiber? I really don't have a favorite. I like to try different yarns, different brands, and maybe when I've been knitting for more than just over six months, I'll develop more opinions.

9. What's your least favorite type of yarn?

Novelty yarns. Otherwise, everything has a purpose. Acrylics are great for soft, easy-care baby items and such. I didn't really enjoy knitting with Noro Kureyon, but the finished results are nice enough to make it worth the trouble.

10. What items do you like to knit/crochet?

Right now, I only knit, but I'm hoping Anne's mom (two different blogs, there) will teach me to crochet in a few days. But that wasn't the question. I love socks. I like felted bags an awful lot too. Dishcloths are quick and fun. Hats aren't bad. I'm going to cast on for my first sweater/vest shortly, so I'll get back to you on that one.

11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation?

Dunno. Won't be an issue until July. I'm assuming socks, and maybe a dishcloth?

12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit/Crochet?

I scrapbook. I make cards/stamp. I used to cross stitch and needlepoint but have no interest in either right now.

13. Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise)

Not really.

14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite?

My favorites are greens, reds, blues, pinks... actually anything except orange or a strong yellow. Those are my least favorite, and I'm not crazy about purple or lilac/lavender either, but I love pastel pinks and blues.

15. Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)?

Sweet, sweet, sweet!

16. Anything else we are forgetting to ask that you think your partner desperately needs to know?

Not really. For matching me, I do have dogs but I don't smoke, if that matters.

ETA - I live in central Virginia.


vegasangelbrat said...

So now I know why my "purple" bugs

Dreamy said...

roadtripping music is very important. I can't listen to Abba without remembering an 11 hour drive from San Antonio to New Orleans in which the people in the van with me played Abba Gold over and over and over. It was solid Abba for 11 hours. At the time I thought it would drive me crazy... but now it gives me a little smile. :)

Sharon said...

We can virtually take you some place more exotic than the Virgina Coast at least ;-)

hmm, I can see a trip to the islands in our future LOL "Knitters take over Bermuda"

NH Knitting Mama said...

Well, the VA coast may not be considered exotic, - but it sure is beautiful! We're going on a vacation there next week!