Monday, October 23, 2006

Miss Knitingale's Holiday Exchange Thingy

The lovely Ms Knitingale has organised a holiday care package exchange. I put my name down right away as I love receiving surprises in the post, but now I'm worrying that my surprise gift to my giftee won't be cool enough. Anyway here is the questionnaire from her all duly filled in with my details.

What is your favorite color? Has to be bluey green – the colour of the Gulf of Mexico on a good day!
Is there a color you dislike? I’m not a great fan of pastel colours – I like bright, vivid colours.
Do you have any pets? What kind? I have a Golden Retriever called Bubba
Is there any knitting-related item you’re longing to have? I’d love some more stitch markers, I love sparkly beaded things, or unusual sock patterns (I'm conscious of the fact that this will have to be posted to England so I'm trying to think of light things that don't cost much to post)
Are you a sock knitter? Oh, yes, I’m a definitely a sock knitter, love knitting socks
Do you have any online wish lists? No, that would be just too time consuming – and they would be very, very long!!
Do you collect anything that isn’t terribly expensive? Not really, I’m not a very collecting sort of person, the only thing I collect is crime fiction (and as anyone in my family will tell you I have way too much already)
What would make you smile or giggle with delight to find it in your gift box? Anything knitting or spinning related, or connected with Golden Retrievers.
Is there anything that would make you cringe if you found it in your gift box? American chocolate – sorry, I love chocolate but it has to be good old Cadburys for me!
Do you have a favorite edible treat? I love all sorts of sweet things (except American chocolate – see above)
Do you drink coffee, tea, cocoa, or….? I love coffee, love fresh coffee beans, don’t drink tea or cocoa.
Are there any dietary restrictions your pal should know about? No, nothing I can’t or won’t eat at least once.
Do you celebrate a winter holiday of any kind and, if so, would you like to receive anything holiday themed? We celebrate Christmas but in a very unreligious and heathen way, as a time to spend a few days together and relax. I’m not averse to Christmassy things but am not a religious person at all.

So there you are, I hope that helps!!

Now I've been really bad at answering comments and some are way overdue so in reply to Maxine, no it's not a purse or a sporran (but did you know that I am Scottish) - it's yet another pair of socks (yes, I know, I'm a sad, sad individual).

Also you do seem to be harbouring the delusion that I am some kind of super knitter when in reality I'm not at all. I've only been knitting again for six months after not knitting for about 15 years. I make loads of mistakes and am forever cursing and swearing and ripping things back. Trust me, you would not want me to knit you a jumper.


Maxine said...

I'm even more impressed now that you've said you've only been knitting for 6 months after a break of 15 years (why the break? You don't have a 15 year old, do you by any chance?)

I mean, all those photos with corners and cables and things -- they need serious organisation, like extra needles and stuff.

Sorry, I am seriously impressed and I would like a jumper, so there!

Maxine said...

PS I would imagine socks are actually harder to knit than either a purse or a sporran?