Knit Mit Kit Swap Questionaire
I couldn’t help myself. I was a little swapped out because of my mixed success previously, but I’m going to give it another try. I’ve enjoyed putting together all of my swap packages though, so it’s been worth it. Plus I did get some kick ass socks for the Summer of Socks swap. It’s really amazing how one dud can really make you unsure. Enough of that! There must have been a reason I couldn’t help myself from signing up and that’s because Mitt Kit Swap is going to rock! Here are all of the secrets of Jodie’s mitten knittin’.
Are you allergic to any fibers? No
What are your favorite colors? My favorite color is purple, but I like earthy colors too. I don’t really like bright shocking colors. No Hot Pink, no yellow, and no orange.
Are you a new mitt knitter? Not yet…. but I plan to be. After all of the socks I’ve knit, it’s time for mitts.
How long have you been knitting mittens? I’ve never knit mittens, but I have been wanting to for a long time. Especially now that it’s gotten cold.
Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? It depends on the pattern. I like the multicolored yarns when it’s a pattern that shows of the color, and solid color yarns when the pattern is intricate (and I do love the hard stuff). I really like some of the almost solid color yarns (like Sundara’s).
What fibers do you prefer in mitten yarn? I prefer natural fibers for anything. Something that wears well, and is soft.
Where do you usually knit mittens? I knit everywhere, so when I knit mittens I’ll probably knit them on the bus, at home in my studio while listening to podcasts, and in the car.
How do you usually carry/store small projects? I usually have a zip lock for each project and I just stuff those into my backpack as I go. During the summer I have a large straw bag that I use to carry projects.
What are your favorite mitten patterns? I’m just got some yarn for Fetching (Rowan Tapestry, it’s so pretty and soft). They are going to be a gift, but I really need to make myself some fingerless mitts. (They will be good for warming up my hands while practicing my violin or for an audition.) I also have a friend who has the cutest mittens in an Irish Aran pattern that I really want to try, and I’ve been eyeing some of the Norwegian color work patterns too.
What are your favorite mitten knitting techniques? I just like learning something new each time I have a project, so I don’t really have favorite techniques.
What new techniques would you like to try? I have really been hankering to try some colorwork Fair Isle.
What are your favorite needles for knitting mittens? Probably circulars, because this is what I use for socks.
What are some of your favorite yarns? I still feel like I have tried so little, so this is hard. I’m interested in trying new things.
What yarn do you totally covet? I hate saying this, because everybody does, but I really covet Socks that Rock. I haven’t tried it yet, but I think I would want to use it for socks, not mittens. Hmmm…. Really anything soft, and beautiful. There are so many that it’s hard for me to pick.
Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? Time isn’t really the issue, money is. I would just make sure that the yarns I bought were really high quality, instead of the chancy stuff I usually get.
Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I like circulars, but I’m not picky with brand. It depends on the project.
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? I’m not sure…
Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? I love me some chocolate, coffee, and tea.
Would you prefer super warm mittens or something more like fingerless mitts? Both! Fingerless ones for playing and super warm ones for everything else.
If you were a color what color would you be? Purple, or a Deep Autumn red
What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? I love the ocean. I try to get to the coast as often as I can. Lately, I’ve found myself dying or knitting in ocean colors or patterns.
Do you have a wishlist? I should really do this, I have two knitting books in my library, and this would probably help me decide what I want.
Anything else you’d like to share with the group today? My blog is probably the best place to get to know me.