My swap partner Scappyhappy put me on to the Knitters Treat Exhange. It is a one time swap. I'm new to the whole swapping experience, but must say that I am enjoying it very much. The questionnaire was fun to do - it made me think about things that I don't normally give a second thought.
Knitters Treat Exchange Questionnaire
1. What's your favourite type of yarn?
I have a strong preference for natural fibres. I don't mind a little bit of manmade as a blend, but I am a "fibre snob" when it comes to yarns that are completely manmade.
2. What's your least favourite type of yarn?
3. What's the first thing you do when you visit a new yarn shop?
I start by doing a full walk around. I need to survey the store as a whole before I start to have a more thorough look. In thinking about this, I realize that I almost always do this in a circular fashion - counterclockwise.
4. What other crafts do you do / would like to do?
I sew, cross stitch, a little bit of jewellery making. I'll try just about anything once!
5. What magazines do you currently subscribe to?
6. Put this type of magazine in order of preference:
Crochet / Other Craft (like beading!)
Fashion / Food
I've eliminated the other categories because I don't tend to either read or buy them.
7. What items do you like to knit / crochet?
Right now I tend to knit a lot of socks. I also do scarves and shawls. I haven't done much crocheting. As a lefty, I have trouble getting my head around it... I've only done a few scarves.
8. Are you allergic to anything?
9. What do you like to* smell of?(*This is not a typo. The question is: What do you like to smell of)
I love the smell of Jasmine. Unfortunately, scents are forbidden in my workplace, so I have to sneak... ssshhhh....
10. What's your favourite way to relax?
The rather obvious answer is knitting! In reality, I enjoy just about anything that involves fibres, but when I am really stressed, I find the repetitive action of knitting to be incredibly soothing.
11. You're stood in front of a Victorian style sweetshop, an Italian cafe, an old fashioned bakery and a dainty tea room. Where do you go first?
I start at the tea room.
12. What do you come out with?
A sense of contentment, having enjoyed a nice pot of Earl Grey with scones, clotted cream and jam.
13. Where do you go next?
This is a good question - I need to know what I'm having for dinner, since I'm probably going to buy something for dessert. Probably the bakery for something lovely and fiddly that I wouldn't make at home.
14. Any other words of wisdom for your pal?
I love this quote from Louise Erdrich "Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other."