keskiviikko 25. kesäkuuta 2008

HHHH Questionnaire

1. How long have you been spinning? What skill level do you consider yourself?

 I have been learning to spin since October 2007, so my skill level is beginner.
2. What kinds of yarn do you create (singles/2-ply/3-ply/art yarn)? 
I create mostly 2-ply yarn but I would like to make some singles and 3-ply too.

3. What do you spin with (spindle/wheel/both)?
I have both wheel and spindle but I spin mostly with my wheel.

4. What are your favorite fibers to spin with? Anything you don't like?
I have only spun Merino, Alpaca and Finn sheep. I can't say what is my favorite fiber. I haven't spun any any cotton, linen or other fibers from plants.

5. Who are your favorite 
crack dealers fiber sources (etsy or otherwise)?
I have seen many wonderful fiber sources but have tried only few of them. I have bought some wool fron Villa Laurila, Scottish Fibres and Wollinchen. I have admired Ilu's and Juuli's wools and I'm planning to join Finnish fiber club which they organize together.

6. What kind of fiber do you want to try?
I would like to try different wools and some wool blends. I prefer quite soft and long wool.

7. Is there any techniques you would like to learn?
I would like to learn navajo plying and spinning better.

8. Do you dye fiber? If not, would you like to learn?
I haven't dyed any fiber ( I have dyed some yarns with Kool Aid), it would be nice to learn dyeing too.

9. Do you have fiber prep tools (and like to use them) or would you prefer ready to spin fiber?
I have hand carders and I can use them but it's nice to have ready to spin fibers. I'm planning to wash and card some Grey Finn so that I can spin it.

10. What do you do with your handspun? What projects have you completed?
I haven't done anything yet, I think the hardest part of spinning is doing something with the yarn. I'm planning to spin enough yarn to make a wrap to my collague.

11. Are you in need of any spinning gadgets (WPI Gauge, threading hook, etc)?
I don't have any gadgets, WPI gauge could be nice  I have used ordinary ruler for that purpose. 

12. What colors "fall into your shopping basket"? Any colors you just can't stand?
I like natural colors; brown, grey, white and green. I don't like red, blue, black or violet. I knit mostly with solid yarns but somehow I spin multi-colored yarns.

13. What is on your wheel/spindle right now?
Nothing, but I have plans to spin some green Hahtuvainen (which is wool for felting sold by Novita). 

14. What other crafts/hobbies do you have?
I knit socks and shawls. 

15. Other than crafts, what are you passionate about?
I try to take care of my health so I attend some Kinesis and Pilates lessons, I also like to read books.

16. Do you have an online wishlist?
I have a Amazon wishlist.

17. Is there anything that you collect?
Dustbunnies but please don't send me more of them.

18. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What magazine subscriptions do you have?
I have Spin Off and Interweave Knits subscriptions and I don't have any yarn, pattern or needle wishes.

19. When is your birthday?
March 16th

20. What book or movie character do you most resemble in personality? 
Moominmama thinks quite much same way than I do. 

21. What is the climate like where you live around this time (need to know for careful shipments of anything meltable)?
In summertime it could be quite warm but not hot in here. 

22. Tell us one weird fact about yourself!

I like to eat raw minced meat.


Candy: gummy bears and dark chocolate

Food: If I have to name only one food it must be liver in gravy made by my mother with mashed potatoes and lingonberries. 

Drink: water and tea

Guilty Pleasure: food and eating

1 kommenttia:

bockstark.knits kirjoitti...

what exactly is minced meat??? And you eat it raw????!!! :)

Glad to have you as part of the HHHH!

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