sock kit swap

Teehee this one's going to be fun. Tomorrow I might update this with a 'proper' post.What are your favorite colors?

Probably red, but right now I'm also really into pinks, greens, blues, and oranges. Taking a peek at the things I make will give you a good idea of the colours I like most. Are you a new sock knitter?? How long have you been knitting socks?

I made fuzzy feet a couple of years ago (does that count), but I've only got into sock knitting in the last few months. Now I always have at least one sock on the go.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn?

I like both. I don't like really garish, or busy variegated yarns. I love self striping yarn though. I also really like hand dyed yarn that is almost solid.

What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn?

The only nylon, wool blend I've used that I liked was Lorna's laces. I've used Opal and while I love the socks, I didn't like knitting with it too much. I prefer superwash yarns because I'm lazy. I've also really wanted to try an elastic cotton blend for ages, I really want lacy summer socks :).

Where do you usually knit socks??

Anywhere and everywhere, socks are my take along wherever I go default project.

How do you usually carry/store small projects?

Throw them in my bag with the rest of my crap. Ermm yeah, the bag part of this swap could be useful.

What are your favorite sock knitting patterns?

I haven't made too many socks, but I love the pomatomus pattern, and Jaywalkers.

What are your favorite sock knitting techniques?

I like both toe up and top down socks. I love the tubular cast on for top down socks.

What new techniques would you like to try?

I've been wanting to try 2 socks on 2 circs but wanted less to buy more needles. Heehee.

Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting?

Definitely dpns, but see above question.

What are some of your favorite yarns?

In general? Or for socks. In general I love Rowan Wool Cotton, traditional Shetland Jumper weight wool, any soft merino, kid silk haze. For socks - I think Lorna's laces is my favourite.

What yarn do you totally covet?

Cotton elastic sock yarn.

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?

I can't think of anything offhand. All of the ideas in my sketch book, heehe.

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?

I'd like to try addis. I like inox bamboo dpns.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?

Me yarn? That's just creepy.

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?

Not really, I like chocolate, peanuts and honey.

What?s your favorite animal?

Honey badgers are amusing, spiders are interesting and I like cats too.

Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages?


If you were a color what color would you be?

bright red

Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else?s)..

Ooh my glow in the dark buzz lightyear shirt - it's age 8 and amazing.

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?

Trees, of all kinds.

Tell me the best quote you?ve ever heard or read.

I'm update that when I think of something.

Do you have a wishlist?

An amazon one, but it's in need of an update.

Anything else you?d like to share with the group today?

My dye order came :) Weee!

honeybadgers and cotton socks

and the winners are: (cue crazy drumroll)