The latest round of Secret Pal has begun. I recieved my match the other day and I must admit that I am very excited about my new partner and I can't wait to start spoiling her. I posted my SP questions and answers a couple of weeks ago and put the link in my sidebar, but Shelby also challenged us to post a few more questions and answers for a chance to win some handpainted sock yarn so how could I refuse?
Here are the questions:
1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?
Other than the obvious needles and yarn, I would have to go with my ball winder and swift. I hate balling yarn and without these I would be limited to knitting yarns that are preballed. I love several other accessories including my stitch markers, my needle gauge, and katcha counter, but I could definately live without them.
2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If
so, how much and what type of project?
I always take knitting with me. I generally take about four times as much knitting as I can complete in my time away. I like to have a variety so I usually have a sock, a project that requires little thinking like a scarf or a stockinette sweater and a project that requires a lot of thought like lace. On my last trip I took a lace scarf, a crocheted frog, and Sheldon the turtle from knitty.
3. Where have you traveled to that you'd consider your favorite spot?
I have been to every state east of the Mississippi and a few places out west. To date, our trip to Oregon was my favorite because were completely secluded in the mountains with no phone or internet which forced me to relax.
4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it?
I own and love EZ's Knitting Without Tears, she was such a smart woman.
5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)?
I just started listening to podcasts again and right now my favorite is Stash and Burn. I also really like the Craft Magazine Pattern Podcast although you don't listen to it.