Friday, April 06, 2007

Hurricane Sock Party Questionaire

1. Repeat after me "no hurricanes, no hurricanes, no hurricanes" . Okay we just had to get that one out of the way first. We needed to created a bit of "good weather karma"! Last year, I swear it was due to all the good knitting vibes that we didn't have any hurricanes hit Florida.

No hurricanes, no hurricanes, no hurricanes. No tornadoes or floods either!

2. If your pet(s) wrote a paragraph about you to describe you to us what would they say? (If you have no pets then just pretend you husband or best friend wrote it! This is a 3rd person writing exercise that is always fun.)

My dog is mute. He never barks unless mortal danger is inches away from his face. So you'll have to suffer with what my best friend would say.

Jill? You want to know about Jill? Well, there's a lot to learn about her. She loves being a mom. In fact, she's a great mom who almost always puts her daughters ahead of herself. When she's not busy teaching them (she homeschools, ya know!), she's either taking care of her husband who has health problems or helping her father with his construction company and farm. Her hands are never, EVER still. I've had to take clicky ink pens away from her in restuarants before because she drove me up the wall with her clickity-click-clickity. I imagine I'll have to watch out for possible stabbings with dpns now that I've shared that secret with the world.

Jill learned to knit when she was 6. She learned to sew not long after that. I'm sure if the doctor told her she needed more fiber, she'd look at him like he had 3 heads and a tail because the lady IS fiber. And paper. Jill loves to read and is constantly checking out (and rechecking) books on quilting, sewing and knitting. She can crochet but doesn't like it much. Awesome tomatoes and peppers come from her garden.

I really think each of you should have the chance to go fiber shopping with her. For years, we have haunted quilt shops's our shared passion. Her eye for color is sometimes baffling to me while shopping but the finish project is always a WOW! We laugh alot and she comes up with the best inside jokes. Everyone should have a friend like Jill.

3. What is your favorite hurricane supplies snack?

Junk food! Fritos, chips, pretzels, slim jims. I don't like HOT stuff, just regular.

4. Do sock patterns normally fit you "as written" or do you usually modify them for size in any way? (other than foot length)
They fit.
4a. What are your foot measurements, not just shoe size? (Measure the length of your foot from heel to toe, then the ball of your foot. )

My shoe size is a 9.5 which in writing seems huge. I usually wear clogs more than other shoes but I also live in construction boots at various times. Foot measurements:
Ball of my foot is 8.5"
Length is 9.5"

5. What one city abroad would you visit and why if money was no object? (and terrorism was non-existant)

Paris because of it is Paris. Actually, I'd love to visit Europe and see all the art, historical sites and eat the foods.

6. Do you wear socks all year round or just during the winter? Do you prefer them tall or short or regular height?

Mostly year-round. If it gets really hot, I live in flip-flops but Hubster keeps the house very cold in summer so I sleep with socks on. Taller is better. I will not wear ankle socks.

7. The last time the power was out during hurricane season (or bad weather of any kind) did you knit by lantern or were you lucky enough to knit to the humm of a generator? Or did you knit at all?

Last power outage was in the middle of a beautiful day so I knit out on the swing while the girls read and played outside. Of course, it was SOCKS.

8. Make a wish for your favorite sock yarn that you've already used once. What would it be? ? Dont be shy about listing an exact colorway or two if you'd like.

A Lorna's Laces semi-solid. I haven't used the solids yet.

9. What is it about sock knitting that keeps you wanting to knit more and more socks?

Portability, speed and endless supply of interesting and challenging patterns.

10. Make a wish for a sock yarn that you are dying to try but haven't bought for yourself yet. (be specific,even colorway if you'd like)

Austermann Step-the green one

11. What size needles do you knit socks for YOURSELF with the most? Are they circular or bamboo needles? What brand?

Addi Turbo circs (US2), Knitpicks circs (US1) and Crystal Palace bamboo dpns in both sizes. I use and abuse them equally. It just depends which ones are empty when start-itis kicks in.

12. If you could only take 3 yarn related books and one previously knitted project that you love with you when you evacuated what would they be?

Knitting on the Road, Knitting Vintage Socks and Socks,Socks, Socks. Project would probably be Clessidra as they will be the newest FO in about 2 days.

13. What knitting notion do you wish you had that you just keep putting off getting for yourself?

Not really a notion but I keep putting off buying a good stitch dictionary, one with lots of great cables in it.

14. What is your favorite tv show?

Any variety of Law and Order.

15. Do you want a lacey sock or a "solid fabric" sock from your hurricane sister?
Either is fine.

16. It's midnight and the power has been off for two days, its hot, and you have a craving for something sweet! What would it be? (This is a FOOD related question ladies! LOL)

A good old Hershey's MILK chocolate bar. I do not enjoy dark chocolate all that much. Or maybe M&Ms because then my hands would be clean enough to still knit!

17. Tell us a story about any of your hurricane weather related experiences.

Being far inland, we sometimes get the rains from hurricanes which leads to flooding here. Our county tends to become a collection of islands at times. Non-native folks get stranded because it's just too hard to get out if you don't know all the back roads, horse trails and dog paths. Luckily, our home is generally no bothered by water and we are able to get to the important places like the library.

18. What was the one thing you wish you had remembered to get last year for hurricane supplies that you swore you wouldn't forget this year?

Batteries. We never seem to have enough batteries.

19. What color sock would you like to recieve from your sock sister? (if you don't have a pref just say so otherwise give us a hint!)
Anything EXCEPT blue. 85-90% of my sock drawer is blue. My real favorite color is green but I also have been coveting a pair of red socks, a purple pair and a yellow pair.


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Blogger Lynn said...

Why are you snowing on my baseball game?!!!!!!!!!!

4/07/2007 11:23 PM  

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