Fall Into Autumn Questionnaire
Do you knit or crochet? For how long?
I only knit these days, for about the past year and a half. Before I switched to sticks, I crocheted on and off since I was in college. It didn't hold my interest the way knitting does, but I'm glad I know how because at some point I may want to embellish some of my knitting with crochet edges.
Have you made dishcloths before? Do you use them for yourself, give them as gifts, or both?
I made my first dishcloth for the spring into summer dishcloth swap and had so much fun that I signed up for this one. I am using the two that Cheryl made for me and love them! I am making 2 lacy washcloths for a friend's baby shower gift and plan to knit up several for holiday gifts.
What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try and haven't before?
So far, I have used Sugar & Cream and I like it. There are so many cotton and cotton blend yarns out there that I would like to try that it would be hard to pick just one. I don't care for cotton without very much give - I like the "bouncy" ones the best.
If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? Do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic?
I like either circ's or short straights, depending on the project. I knit mostly with bamboo needles and if the yarn is sticking too much, I love Addi turbos.
What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like?
At this time of year, my favorite colors are mixtures of the colors of fall, especially blends with deep purples and reds, mellow oranges, sunflower yellow, dark browns, and earthy greens. I strongly dislike beiges, pastels or bright colors.
What do you like best about autumn?
What's not to love??? I love the change in weather...the golden, clear quality of the light...the colors and smells...sleeping with the windows open...pumpkins...I feel so joyful and alive, appreciative, melancholy in a good way - it's absolutely my favorite time of the year.
Pies: pumpkin? apple? pecan? All of 'em? No thanks?
Pumpkin pie! Pumpkin cheescake! Pumpkin muffins! Pumpkin cake! Pumpkin bars! Pumpkin crunch! Pumpkin flan! Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!
When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school or the one who overslept the first day?
Overslept. But what makes you think it was only on the first day?
Do you celebrate halloween?
I don't make a big deal out of Halloween, but I put some pumpkins out front, have tons of candy for the kids who come by, and go to the coolest Halloween party every year.
If you had to choose just 3 edible goodies to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose?
Pumpkin cheesecake, sea salt pita chips, and dark chocolate Milky Ways.
Do you have any pets? Kids? Etc?
We have 2 dogs and 2 cats and even though I'm their mother, I can promise you that they are all exceptionally gifted and adorable.
If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares your traits of personality, what would it be and why?
It would probably be merino - it's soft yet bouncy and strong, colorful, practical, warm, and not overly hairy.
Do you use your cloths mostly as discloths or facecloths?
Dishcloths. The yarn would need to be very soft for me to use it on my face.
Favorite fall holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why?
Thanksgiving! It's probably my favorite holiday of the year, because it's all about family and friends, helping the homeless, celebrating my favorite time of the year, and a great meal. With lots of pumpkin pie. And wine. And leftovers.
Do you have any allergies or aversions your partner should know about?
I am allergic to cigarette smoke, most perfumes and strong scents.