Last summer I jumped on the Mason-Dixon Knitting bandwagon and knit a bunch of dishcloths. Once I got that out of my system, I put down the dishcloths and went back to sweaters and stuff. But lately I’ve been feeling the knit-a-dishcloth urge again–just in time to sign up for this swap!

1. Do you knit or crochet or do both? How long have you been knitting? I’ve been knitting for about three and a half years. Aside from edging on a couple of sweaters, I do not crochet.
2. Have you knit dishcloths or dish towels before? I have knit a few dishcloths, but haven’t tried anything as large as a towel yet.
3. What are your favorite cotton yarns? Is there a cotton or linen you’ve been dying to try but have not? I like all of the 100% cotton yarns I’ve tried (the cotton-blend yarns vary). I’d love to try cotton chenille, 100% linen, or a cotton-linen blend.
4. Are there any cotton yarns you don’t enjoy knitting with? Haven’t found one yet!
5. What type of needle do you prefer using? Most of the time I use Denise needles for convenience, but I really do prefer wooden needles.
6. What other projects do you enjoy knitting? Baby/toddler clothes are high on my list, and I’ve recently started socks. My next big project will be a sweater for myself (haven’t decided which one yet, though–there’s a list of possibilities under the “Creativity” link at the top).
7. Do you have other hobbies or enjoy other kinds of crafting? I’m keen on photography, and I’m learning how to sew. Those cute fabrics (like at superbuzzy.com) are dangerous, though–I can see how people develop huge fabric stashes!
8. What kind of treats do you like? Chocolate? Candies? Nuts? I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate and Lion Bars. (Yum…)
9. What colors are your kitchen and bath decorated in, if any? The kitchen is in different shades of brown, gray, and cream. The bathrooms are…well…not in colors I care about (haven’t gotten around to redoing those rooms yet), so anything goes.
10. What are your favorite colors, and what colors do you dislike? I love earth tones (browns, greens, grays, blues). I’m not a fan of pastels or neons.
11. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Other beverages? I love coffee (regular, non-flavored stuff). I love tea, too–regular, black teas (especially Darjeeling) and Japanese green teas. We have three porcelain teapots for brewing loose tea leaves.
12. Do you have any kids (human or pet variety!)? I have one two-year-old daughter and two fourteen-year-old cats.
13. Do you have any allergies? No allergies, but I am sensitive to smoke.
14. Please share three tidbits about yourself that you think your pal and other swappers might find odd or interesting.

  • I lived on a dairy farm in francophone Switzerland for a year.
  • I’ve been a vegetarian for fourteen and a half years.
  • My favorite places (that I’ve visited) in the world are Canyonlands National Park, Bandon (Oregon), Waitsfield (Vermont), Paris, and Banff National Park.

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