July 03, 2008

HHHH Questionaire

1. How long have you been spinning? What skill level do you consider yourself? 4 years, intermediate
2. What kinds of yarn do you create (singles/2-ply/3-ply/art yarn)? Mostly 2/3 ply, with some of the others thrown in on occasion
3. What do you spin with (spindle/wheel/both)? Mostly wheel, but I like to spin really fine yarn on my spindle
4. What are your favorite fibers to spin with? Anything you don't like? I love wool, and wool blends (silk, mohair, angora, alpaca, etc), and like alpaca too, but usually prefer animal fibers. I don't care much for cotton.
5. Who are your favorite fiber sources (etsy or otherwise)? Yarn or Tale, The Good Sheep, Serenity Farms, Susans's Spinning Bunny.
6. What kind of fiber do you want to try? I've never tried any of the "new" fibers/blends like bamboo, or tencel.
7. Is there any techniques you would like to learn? I want to work on long-draw.
8. Do you dye fiber? If not, would you like to learn? I do, but I'd like to try some new techniques.
9. Do you have fiber prep tools (and like to use them) or would you prefer ready to spin fiber? I love to prepare my own, but ready to spin is nice sometimes too. I'm flexible!
10. What do you do with your handspun? What projects have you completed? I've made some socks, some baby clothes, but a lot of it is waiting for a project. I'm spinning some for a shawl or two also.
11. Are you in need of any spinning gadgets (WPI Gauge, threading hook, etc)? I don't have a WPI gauge, and my threading hook is the cheap one that came with my wheel. It works, so it hasn't been high on my list, but new tools are always fun!
12. What colors "fall into your shopping basket"? Any colors you just can't stand? I'm a big fan of cool colors: purple, green, blue. I don't care much for yellow or orange, and only like pink in smaller quantities.
13. What is on your wheel/spindle right now? My wheel has some Corriedale carded with sari silk, and my spindle has some tussah silk that I'm spinning into embroidery thread.
14. What other crafts/hobbies do you have? I love to knit and sew, and I'm starting to enjoy reading again.
15. Other than crafts, what are you passionate about? Jesus, my family.
16. Do you have an online wishlist? No.
17. Is there anything that you collect? Matryoshka
18. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What magazine subscriptions do you have? I subscribe to Spin-Off. I'd like to get a copy of EZs Knitting Workshop, and Joyce William's Latvian Dreams, but can't think of anything else.
19. When is your birthday? January
21. What is the climate like where you live around this time (need to know for careful shipments of anything meltable)? Hot, but not unbearably so.
22. Tell us one weird fact about yourself! I don't like different foods to touch on my plate.

favorite painting/picture(link): Monet's The White Water Lilies (It is stunning in person!)
Candy: Dark Chocolate
Food: Mexcican-style
Drink: Water, then coffee
Movie(s): My Fair Lady
TV Show(s): Chuck, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Book(s): Doctor Zhivago, anything by Nabokov
Guilty Pleasure(s): Ice cream, chocolate


bockstark.knits said...

I can't believe you find the time to do all that you do with 3 little ones! WOW!

Glad to have you as part of the HHHH swap!

Holly said...

Heh-I'm funny about foods touching, too. All my dh's family laughs at me :~)

Debby said...

You have a beautiful family. Thank you for the comments on my blog about R's watermelon dress. You are right, girls are fun to sew for and I'm glad God blessed me with 2 daughters, although one was out of the baby stage when we got her so I missed sewing baby cute things for her. It doesn't look like you have any problem sewing adorable things for your boys! You've inspired me to sew for grandsons!

Anonymous said...

Your package is sooo close to ready to go. Mmmmm. ;-)


Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Hi Carissa...do you have any quirky traits? LOL...I have tagged you with a meme, just visit my blog to find out more ;) Hugs, Cary