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Saturday, September 08, 2007
  Dishcloth exchange questionaire
Okay, Karla twisted my arm, and I couldn't resist signing up for the Fall into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange. Here's my questionaire:

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it?
I knit, and have been doing so for about 4 and a half years.

2. Have you made dischloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both?
I've done both. I've made a few for swaps, a few for gifts, and two for myself. I also had my boyfriend crochet me one, because he's sweet like that.

3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before?
I usually just use sugar & creme or peaches & creme, because it's affordable. I also love KnitPicks Shine, but I haven't used it for washcloths. I heard their CotLin makes a great facecloth, so if I have any left over after I knit my rusted root out of it, maybe that's what I'll use it for.

4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles?
It really depends on the project. I like both circs and straights, as long as the straights aren't too long. I usually use metal needles, but if it's really slippery yarn, wooden is great.

5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much?
I really love all colors, especially jewel tones. Pink, blue, green... I used to not like orange, but this is an *Autumn* swap, and the color really has grown on me!

6. What do you like best about Autumn?
Baking, beautiful leaves, wearing sweaters and scarves, going back to school, quiet evenings, Thanksgiving! All the smells...and seasonal items in stores! I can't tell you how much a pumpkin spice latte or gingerbread scented candles makes me happy!

7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks!
All of them! My family doesn't make pecan too often, but it's good. Pumpkin and Apple are absolute musts. Same with Pumpkin cheesecake!

8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day?
I was usually pretty excited for it. That is, until the last few years of high school! Now I look forward to it again. (I'm in my 3rd year of college. Drowning under homework, but enjoying myself!)

9. Do you celebrate Halloween? (The real key here guys is especially knowing if you have an aversion to the holiday or little goodies/decorations associated with it, given the timeframe of the swap)
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I absolutely love it!

10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose?
Wait, does this mean I get other food in addition to my treats? Because I wouldn't want to live on candy alone...but if I have to pick three candies I'd pick plain milk chocolate, reese's, and jelly beans. That's a good variety, I think.

11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;)
I can't have pets in my apt, but I have two dogs and a kitty that live with my mom. No babies yet, but Kellen and I are still kids ourselves!

12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why?
I would be Lamb's Pride worsted because it's warm, good for a lot of projects, comes in a variety of colors, and some people find it too itchy!

13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths?
The ones I've made have been dishcloths, but I use the one Kellen made as a facecloth.

14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why? (Feel free to share another fall memory if you do not celebrate either of these holidays)
I really can't choose. I love them both so much. I guess now that I'm older Thanksgiving gives me more to participate in, but I really love putting together cute Halloween costumes. And there is such fun cooking/baking potential for both.

15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about?

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