Maddie Knits

My addiction to knitting and the life around it.

Knit One, Tea Too Questionnaire

  1. Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try?
    I prefer tea bags.

  2. What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)?
    I love green tea and herbal teas.  I don’t have a particular preference to brand or anything like that though.

  3. Favorite color in regards to tea or one you would like to try? (black, green, red, and white) (keeping in mind that this is how this swap is set up).
    I love green tea, like I said in question 2.  Black tea is also great!

  4. Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind?
    Tea pot.  Definately, tea pot!

  5. What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself?
    A steeper =)

  6. How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc).
    I LOVE getting manicures and pedicures, but I really only get to go when my mom decides she’s going to pay.  It’s one of those luxuries that I’m not willing to indulge in right now.

  7. If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why?
    Hmmm…I think I would be Sport Weight Sock Yarn.  I like to be funky, fun and easy to get along with and I think that describes that yarn perfectly as well.

  8. If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why?
    A fair isle sweater because I like things that are a challenge.

  9. What other event would make you skip a tea party? (A garden party? A book club meeting? A yoga class? Opening night for a new action thriller? etc?)
    I don’t think anything.  I LOVE TEA!

  10. What treat would you consider essential at your tea party? (Sweet? Salty? Scones? Those petite pastry trays with a couple of all sorts of things? Little crust less sandwiches?)
    The little cucumber sandwiches with their crusts cut off are SO important!

  11. When buying yarn for a project how do you choose – do you buy the one called for or do you substitute?
    I try to get the one that is called for, that way I don’t have to worry about the gauge being off, but if I have to substitute, I will.

  12. What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go?
    A tote bag of some kind.

  13. Favorite movie to watch while knitting/crocheting?
    Pretty much any romantic comedy does it for me =)  It’s easy to watch and knit at the same time without being totally boring.

  14. Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match?
    I like cute coffee mugs for my tea.  I want them to be special and have a great meaning behind them.  My favorite is a pink one from Disney World with the princesses on it.

  15. Favorite childhood birthday party?
    My surprise party at the bowling alley with all of my friends.

  16. Favorite type of scone and jam?
    I’m not a big scone person, but I do love some strawberry jam on toast!

  17. If you use candles, what is your favorite scent?
    Anything fresh — cotton, ocean, etc.

  18. If you could choose 3 people to have ‘tea’ with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead).
    Jane Austen — she’s my favorite author of all-time, Oprah — she’s just so warm and she seems like such a great person to be able to talk to, Bill Clinton — I want to see what all the fuss is about, is he that great of a public speaker, or does he just have an amazing staff??

  19. You’ve been invited to a tea party, what ‘props’ will you wear (formal or casual)?
    I’m really not sure…

  20. Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to?
    I don’t have any allergies, so I guess not!  But I would prefer a US partner =)

  21. Anything we missed that you want your pal to know?
    I don’t think so =)
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August 11, 2007 Posted by | Questionnaires, Randomness | 5 Comments

Monkey Swap 3 Questionnaire

The basics:
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?   
I think I’m a beginning sock knitter.  However, I have totally fallen for knitting socks!

The measurements:
Shoe Size: 7 1/2
Foot circumference: 9 inches 
Foot length: 10 inches
 
Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love?  
Blues, greens, browns and pinks

Do you prefer solids or variegated?
Variegated, but I’m not totally biased!
 
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? 
Cotton!  Or superwash wool!

What colors would you never wear? 
Orange and yellow =( 

What are your favorite brands of yarn?
I LOVE Cherry Tree Hill

Are there any new brands you would like to try?
Nothing special, no =)

Cookie A. Patterns:
Which of her patterns have you already knit?
Monkey

Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own?
I’ve only got Monkey, but I’m sure they’re all great!

Other pertinent information:

Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? 
I’d much rather have a US Monkey Pal!  

Do you have any allergies? 
Nope =)

Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals?
Dog and cat

Are you on Ravelry yet?  If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name?
Not on yet!  BOO!!!

August 11, 2007 Posted by | Questionnaires, Randomness | 1 Comment