Knitting. I really just began at the end of 2006, despite a brief introduction or two in my teens.
Are you a vegan, vegetarian, veg-curious, veg-friendly or other?
Other, or maybe veg-friendly. I was a vegetarian in my 20s, but...
Is this your first swap, or have you done previous swaps before? What makes a swap enjoyable for you?
No, this isn't my first swap. I enjoy meeting new people, and if a friendship blooms, that's all the better. I also enjoy shopping for my pals, because they always like different things than I'd normally buy, so it allows me to see different yarns, scents, etc.
What is/are your favorite color(s)? Do you particularly dislike any color(s)?
My favorite colors change constantly, but have never included orange or bright yellow. Reds, pinks, blues, greens, browns... They're always good.
Do you have any allergies (such as pets, foods, fibers or cigarette smoke)?
Not that would matter here.
Do you have any companion animals? If so, name(s) and type(s)?*
Yes! Mugsy has his wee noggin against my hip right now, and Fred is snoring a few feet away. Mugsy is a Jack Russell Terror, and he believes that no knitted item is complete without little white hairs. Fred is an aging, arthritic Basset Hound, whose only thoughts on knitting are that it keeps me out of the kitchen and that sucks.
Do you collect anything?
Roosters. Cookbooks. Heck, I'm a pack rat, so I have or do collect all sorts of things, but I'm trying to declutter...
Do you have a favorite vegan food, snack or dish? If no fav that's vegan (for those who aren't vegan), what's your favorite food? (Hopefully your pal can find a vegan version!)
Almost any kind of bean or anything pumpkin. Can't go wrong there, but hummus is a clear favorite. Add extra garlic and it's all good.
What are some of your favorite/least favorite tastes/flavors? (e.g. sweet, salty, chocolate, crunchy, smooth, tart, sour, spicy, thai, whatever - Help your pal get a feel for what kind of recipes you might like and/or never ever make.)
Oops - see above. Thai is awesome. Coconut milk and peanut sauce will make me happy! Tofu is a problem. I'd love for someone to give me a recipe that would make me like the stuff. (I'm all about soy, so this is a personal affront my tastebuds continue to commit against the rest of my body.) Chocolate should be dark. As a small child, I preferred baking chocolate to a Hershey bar. Tart has its place, but in general, not a favorite. With the exception of nuts (raw is good), I'll choose chewy over crunchy every time. Did I mention that fall is coming and I love a bowl of beans or anything pumpkiny?
What tools/supplies/accessories for your craft(s) are you wishing you had but don't? Also, what do you have TOO many of? (basically a wish and anti-wish list)
I don't have enough tiny sized circular needles. I have at least one set of dpns in sizes 000-5, but I'm leaning towards saying two circs. are my favorite method for sock knitting. I like Knitpicks, and I have the Options set too. I have one pair of Addis, and will likely add another pair tomorrow.
Any lace-related tools would be nice, as I do believe I want to try that next, and don't even know what I might need or want.
Too much of? Needles that aren't metal. If it they aren't metal, I don't want them.
Honestly, my pals have surprised me with some wonderful tools and accessories I didn't even know existed, so aside from non-metal needles, there's no anti-list at all!
Are you on Ravelry? What's your handle?
Gee, thanks for asking, but for roughly three more weeks, I'll be waiting for my invitation. When that changes, you'll know; I'll announce it on my blog and then get lost in all that organizational goodness.
Is there anything else you would like your pal to know about you?
I don't know... If you have a question, ask!
What scents do you like/dislike?
I like soft florals. Lily of the valley. Rose. Magnolia. Gardenia. Green tea.
Dislike? Musks, spicy perfumes.
Do you prefer fall or Halloween or some other Autumn theme?
I love fall. I love the changing leaves and there, orange is beautiful. Halloween isn't on my radar.
Just for fun - tell your favorite Halloween or Autumn related memory.
When I was a young child, the weekend closest to "peak" leaf turning would find us loaded into the station wagon, headed to Sugar Tree Mountain, for a cool picnic and the best views in the state. Teaberries. I'd forgotten about them. Yum.